Two of my favourite movie lead title sequences are the openings of
Godzilla and Wing Commander. So, naturally …
Godzilla is longer, but there is some fun synergy between them. Like this:
Yep, that happened simultaneously.
But my favourite coincidence between the two films is:
They both have non-French-born (
Morocco and Turkey, respectively) French actors in supporting roles as Intelligence Officers. C’est ça!:
Those are first-time-on-screen shots, not simultaneous; but you get the idea.
All-in-all, good times.
I finally found this fig after a decade!:
That’s a Griffin Miniatures — they pub’d Harbinger Magazine — Harbinger of Vengeance.
Truth be told, I’m pretty sure I missed the magazine completely. Apparently Harbinger Magazine used to give you a fig with every — or every other(?) — issue.
I learned about this particular Harbinger entirely randomly. I can’t even remember how. Not only that, but I thought he was called Harbinger of Justice. Yeah, I was looking for the wrong fig, for years! Here’s the Harbinger of Justice:
He’s pretty cool too I guess.
But then a couple weeks ago, as I do every once in a while, I dove down the eBay-hole, looking for Citadel Fimir and their AD&D Githyanki (you know what I’m talking about). And I stumbled upon this marvel:
Just feast on his majesty! That’s right. You see it. Flapping there. Looking terrific.
So I placed my order …
And lo, he has risen!
I might have to call him Michael (or … maybe … Legion … ?):
The guy I got him from —
blackmoor — has some other Harbinger Harbingers too. Go check ’em out.
William Gibson in the film “ No Maps for These Territories” discussing the nation-killing nature of the interweb.
Speaking of “the people who ordered those mainframes connected,” I recommend the book “
Where Wizards Stay Up Late.” It’s a good intro history of how the magnificent bastard did come into existence.
Oh and speaking of the nation-killing nature of Nets,
this is a must-read:
While striding the digital wasteland this past week it started …
First I discovered
Goblin Lee’s Miniatures Blog. Go. Bask.
His trio of posts about
Rogue Trader Slann are absolutely terrific.
If you ever wanted to know about those glorious space frogs, he’s got you covered.
And then I discovered the
Rare Pepe Directory.
It has to be seen to be believed.
Two great tastes that taste great together!
And walking into the theatre I noticed this poster:
Do yourself a favour, go see it in IMAX.
Soon, … soon, this guy’ll be striding the ruins of Seattle:
He’s not Victor Kilo, but he
is pretty cool.
He’s a Heroclix colossal fig. See
here (search for Titano) and here. (There’s a few of them on eBay if you want one.)
And for some Space-poc big ape action read Kamandi, issue 7 …
… and watch Thundarr, season 1, ep 9 (Valley of the Man Apes).
You’ll be glad you did.
My congratulations to Messrs. Abnett and Eaglesham on this fine piece of work:
It can be found in issue 1 of DC’s
Kamandi Challenge ’17.
Two Tigers, Great Caesar-approved:
[Oh, OK, have some tanks: Click ->
“You knights will accompany me. …”
“… I shall
CRUSH the barbarian without mercy!”
Rick and Morty guest couch gag on the Simpsons ( Mathlete’s Feat); and This scene (from same):
this to be a thing:
Ideally during the third season of
Rick and Morty.
Make it happen, wonks!
[Edit: Upon further consideration, I realized it’s appropriate to give the show still running its due. So let’s call the crossover ep …
Yep, that’s better.]
Soon to be menacing enemies and friends alike in a quadrant near you:
This trio of Pigstronauts is being sculpted by the incredibly talented Mr. Paul Muller.
I wanted to play some straight
scaled up to 25-32mm so I tracked down this pic of the counter sheet from the original game: SNAPSHOT
You can find it
here on Grognardia.
Since I replace the Character counters with (mostly) 28mm figs in my games I was really only after the Targeting and Explosion tokens.
With his go-ahead I scaled up that image 200-ish per cent and quartered it so I can print and cut them out.
Here you go:
[Download the pdfs and print them at 100%.]
[Edit: You can buy the complete game