- Star Wars reimagined as stunning Japanese woodblock prints (wow art). See the Japanese Kickstarter (Makuake) that began it all.
- In less good taste – Amy Schumer does her take on Star Wars for GQ (NSFW).
- A car chase that spirals out of control: ROAD WARS – The Imperator Strikes Back!!! (video) [Caution – contains scenes of gratuitous car explosions and lightsabers].
- Celebrate Nam June Paik, the artist who invented video art.
- Con Man trailer released (video). Watch out for those Spectrum fans.
- In related news – check out some of the best cosplay from Comic-Con 2015 (video). From Sailor Moon to Imperator Furiosa, some folks thought it was the year of the woman.
- X-Men and Lord of the Rings Sir Ian McKellen answers your questions (Reddit AMA). Fun fact from the thread – he told Patrick Stewart not to do Star Trek!
- Robot masks and natural fortresses – the design secrets of Ex Machina.
- AfroCyberPunk – A blog dedicated to Afrofuturism in science and speculative fiction. Not sure what that means? Putting the black diaspora spin on science fiction, fantasy, and the future.
- Pluto has an atmosphere! Bigger than we expected for such a (dwarf) planet.
- Let’s see what else we learned about Pluto (xkcd).
- Humans are unpredictable (smbc).
- Once the terrain of government funding, space travel is now one of the fastest growing areas of venture capital.
- Humans have always been explorers. These red-haired Chinese mummies came from Europe and Asia.
Posts Tagged ‘Mad Max’
In the extreme desert wastelands of a post-nuclear Earth, Max Rockatansky and Imperator Furiosa fight for survival in a world riddled with decay. At first, life and death seem to be the only truths by which men and women abide. Warlords rule over entire populations through their hold over simple resources: water, gasoline, bullets. Reproduction, the essence of life and birth, is warped. Pregnant women are milked like cows in a dairy factory to nourish an ongoing war machine, while the most beautiful women are trapped in bank vaults as precious breeding commodities. Even our protagonist-hero, Max, states simply: “My world is reduced to a single instinct: Survive.”
Yet, even as Mad Max’s humankind tangles in a dance with death, the omnipresence of death fuels a new religion and aesthetic. Amidst adrenaline-fueled, literal blood-pumping car chase scenes, and rocker flame-fueled explosions that put Michael Bay to shame, Mad Max: Fury Road is still able to explore the rituals that men and women adopt at the extremes of survival. In Mad Max: Fury Road, humankind will even worship cancer, death, and war, if it means that there is a chance of rebirth.
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