I haven't posted since Moses was a baby.
The other day, I sort of rediscovered Megachan.
I'm very happy to see that such a great 'chan is still up and running, and that the quality of the posts is as high as ever.
I'm going to dump a folder I just call "interesting." The subjects and quality of the images are all over the place. Some of them might not even be, strictly speaking, scifi or fantasy. Never the less, this seems like the best place for it.
Dump some stuff yourself if you'd like. Somebodies bound to find it savable.
Haha, no worries. I'm just waiting for the host to get around to doing the upgrade. What you could do though is wait till I give the all-clear then start again :D (but start a new thread, there's a bug with the image limits and this thread is getting too big, haha)
Ok VPS has been upgraded :) I'm locking this thread due to the amount of images, feel free to create a new one :)
!!!!!young teenage girl REAL defloration stolen video 2013!!!!!
couple of cool finds I wanted to share... this is the centrifuge set from 2001.
pic unrelated but I was watching some B-movie from the late 70's a while ago and this exact set from Logan's Run was in it. They didn't even try to disguise it, just put some different lighting on it. Not uncommon I suppose but it was fucken' weird to notice that. It might have been Galaxy of Terror?
Also have a look at the comments and references
This is awesome. Some of those pics are already in this thread actually.
Oh /sff/ I know I don't visit as often as I should and we've had our differences in the past. But that's then, and this is now. Look, I come bearing gifts. Women in practical armor. As much as I love the iron-bikini-maidens, I thought it'd be an interesting change of pace.
Some "interesting" stuff on that blog such as, um... this. Maybe I should get into LARPing.
Oh yeahhhhh. :)
Ok, so we all love Red Dwarf, and we can't get enough of Kaylee Firefly, but what about some less often remembered shows? For every Stargate, there's a Moonbase 3... a lot of sci fi shows, because of their budgetary demands, seem to get cancelled or drop into obscurity, which is a terrible shame. So yea;
Space Precinct 2040 - a procedural cop show... in space! Brainchild of Gerry Anderson (of Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds, Stingray fame), Space Precinct faltered due to the perception that it was a kids show. Of course, people didn't want their kids watching it because some of the storylines tended to be quite adult.
Farscape - ok it's not really forgotten, and it has a big enough following, but I remember it being on around the time when Stargate was getting a lot of love, and not understanding why the dull, militaristic show was getting all the love when this was struggling to get funding. The plot got a little convoluted, yes, but the story was great, and I really loved the inclusion of a living spaceship which I'd really only seen before in novels.
Star Cops - another police show, with a 'frontier' sort of feel. It only lasted 9 episodes and was critically panned, but has since acquired a cult following of sorts. Unfortunately, poor production values meant that the strong writing was lost on most viewers.
Space Island One - 'The best science fiction show you've never heard of… The show unflinchingly looks at the implications of for-profit science… and provides the most realistic look ever at life in space, including bone-mass loss. A few episodes are dull, but the show is often surprisingly weird and fun… It also features some of the most complex, believable characters of any television show.' (io9)
May as well add one more to the pile (speaking of shitty acting). The Starlost was another single season flop which may appeal to fans of old school colour SF TV in the same general ballpark of Star Trek, Blake's 7, Pertwee/Tom Baker era Doctor Who and so on but which is notably shittier than any of these.
It takes place on a massive interstellar ark upon which some disaster centuries ago has utterly fucked the entire mission to the point that the survivors no longer even remember that they are living on a spaceship. Each group lives in an isolated part of the ship and have no power of mobility for the most part so over the generations most of them seem to have forgotten that there is a universe beyond the walls that hold them in, or that the Earth ever existed. After the episodes I've seen so far it's been a "weird space community of the week" format with three explorers getting into one scrape or another. First they escape from their own reactionary religious community, living in a biodome with a society much like the more isolated religious settlements we saw on Firefly who live and dress like it's the 19th century besides a handful of more advanced technological artifacts and their elders are using superstition to control them. Then there was a tribe of people descended from a security platoon and their families, who were in charge of guarding a medical bay when the whatever happened and have regressed to living like cave people in the corridors, also a reverse Amazon society which has weeded out women and intellectuals and reproduces male offspring in a lab (based on one of Ursula's books apparently). You get the idea.
Its a pretty cool classic SF era concept, pretty flawed in it's execution though. Harlan Ellison was the original creator but disowned it before it even aired. Ben Bova was hired as the science adviser and he quit too. Also an experimental camera that got around some of the limitations of bluescreening was scrapped because it didn't work as well as it was supposed to so the intended FX hit a major setback and things had to be scaled back considerably. Makes you wonder how great it COULD have been if it were done right. Re
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Wow, this actually sounds like one of the epic fumbles of our age..I'll have to check it out
Yeah, if you can view it imagining what they meant to do rather than just seeing what was the actual end result, its pretty epic. To be fair they did hit a lot of snags that were beyond their control. The behind the scenes story is just one fucking thing after another. Harlan signed the name Cordwainer Bird to it rather than his own, which was a secret code to fans and friends that he was officially disowning it and the story behind THAT is pretty funny in and of itself:
Anyway, The Starlost is easily found on youtube, all episodes. The crappy stream quality helps mask the bluescreen effects which is a benefit in this case, and with the added blur the external shots of the ark make it look, quite literally, like its made of Lego. The show was released on VHS and DVD as well though.
From the master of tentacle horror himself
A little Yog-Sothoth
Dumping selections from a folder I found called Fantasy Landscapes (or "lanscapes" apparently, heh). There may be the odd SF pic mixed in. Quality and style vary.
Post similar if you got any.
That's a loading screen from Guild Wars: Eye Of the North
I see... I have little idea where any of these came from originally unless there's a signature or a credit attached.
Picked up a couple more this afternoon.
Easy lessons with anatomy, on this site. It's a weird method but It's been halping me improve a lot