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Archive: March 2010

Exactly in line with Handsome Stan’s comments about old trailers, here’s my modern trailer for Stanley Kubrick’ 1968 sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. I did this a couple of years ago and added it to my reel; all the typography is new, including some CGI text (see above). Take a look. ttp://www.jordanorlando.com/2001

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J. J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie gets its own TBTBT post for honoring this fundamental sci-fi schtick so marvelously. Here’s 23rd-Century Iowa, still clean and untouched, with enormous arcologies on the horizon in every direction (presumably standing on or near the sites of the original population centers). What better way to teach contemporary, disaster-weary Star […]

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Current view out my living room window. Consolidated Edison is, like, really getting down into my street. They make a lot of noise. (Click to see larger version, for whatever un-Godly reason)

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Scanned from one of my “Space Books.” (Click for much larger images.) Two by Angus McKee (top). (See Octopunk’s TBTBT2 post for two more by the same artist.) Sometimes That Big Thing Back There is leaving you alone, and sometimes it’s really not. Note also that one man’s Big Thing Back There is another man’s […]

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Here’s the aforementioned Michael Whelan, just fucking going for it in the TBTBT annals with these pictures for Stephen King’s first The Dark Tower volume, called The Gunslinger. (That’s the man himself moping on the beach. Cheer up, pal — you’ve only got 5,600 pages of King to slog through before you get where you’re […]

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Another old paperback, sandwiched between some other sci-fi on a difficult-to-reach bookshelf. Check this out! (You really have to click to see the large version.) When I was ten or eleven years old (as near as I can remember), this book was the coolest thing in the world. What I did not realize at that […]

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