Spaceport Bars and the Brawlers Who Love Them

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This post was inspired by this one over on the amazing Atomic Rockets. I’m going to talk about two of my favourite things, science fiction and drinking establishments. Or as I like to call it Science Drinking. Under the subheading Star-Town I discovered the first of these covers: It looked cool so I went digging… Read more »

Godzilla Commander

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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… Read more »

J. P. Law, Esquire

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I finally found this fig after a decade!: Yep. Ten years. 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… Read more »

On the Origin of Niches

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That’s 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… Read more »

Frogs, Sir. Thousands of them.

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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… Read more »

Viet Kong!

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Two great tastes that taste great together! And walking into the theatre I noticed this poster: Perfect. 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… Read more »

Well Played, Sirs!

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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 -> K√∂nigstiger ]