Category: FILM/TV

Mar 19, 2015

Builder Turns Old Star Wars Speeder Bike Into Actual Flying Quadcopter

Builder Turns Old Star Wars Speeder Bike Into Actual Flying Quadcopter

Adam Woodworth transformed an old Imperial Speeder Bike toy from Return of the Jedi into a fully operational, flying quadcopter complete with a POV camera for FPV racing. You can see the finished product in action in the embedded video below. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lg5YRMJY6I?rel=0&w=800&h=450%5D In an extensive post on Make Magazine, Woodworth says…

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Mar 5, 2015

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Canadians Pay Nimoy Tribute by Drawing Spock on $5 Bills

Even before his unfortunate passing last week, Leonard Nimoy has been receiving tributes by Canadian Trekkies in the form of currency doodles. Years ago someone noticed that with a few strokes of the pen, Sir Wilfrid Laurier—7th Prime Minister of Canada and face of the $5 bill—looked remarkably similar to Spock. Ever since, people…

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Feb 17, 2015

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

The Incredible Dioramas of Satoshi Araki

Japanese artist Satoshi Araki builds amazing dioramas with astonishing levels of detail. From the rust on a car to the litter on a street, the level of realism in each of his artworks forces viewers to really examine his works. Araki’s dioramas are most striking when he captures the effects of aging in his…

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Feb 16, 2015

Japanese Army Brigade Builds 50 ft Vader Out of Snow

Japanese Army Brigade Builds 50 ft Vader Out of Snow

Members of the 11th Brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force have built an incredible, 50 ft (15 m) tall and 75 ft (23 m) wide, Star Wars snow sculpture of Darth Vader along with some Stormstroopers, TIE fighters and the Death Star. The sculpture was created for the annual Sapporo Snow Festival and…

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Feb 9, 2015

This Guy Built a Millennium Falcon Quadcopter and It’s Awesome

This Guy Built a Millennium Falcon Quadcopter and It's Awesome

Quadcopter enthusiast Olivier_C transformed his RC helicopter into the iconic Millennium Falcon from Star Wars using polystyrene and LED lights. The builder posted the step-by-step process on reddit and Imgur. Aside from the cost of the actual drone and radio, which he estimates at 1000€, the remaining materials were incredibly cheap: 10€ for the…

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Feb 6, 2015

This Ralph Wiggum Cake is Insane

This Ralph Wiggum Cake is Insane

Kylie Mangles of Freshly Squeez’d has created one of the craziest cakes I’ve seen. The cake is based on the Cutout Ralph design by Erick Flores and the end result is so realistic and ‘Simpson-like’; I wouldn’t believe it was an actual cake were it not for the pictures below showing both the baking…

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Jan 22, 2015

16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912

16 Vintage Movie Theatre Etiquette Posters from 1912

The Library of Congress has a fascinating series of vintage movie theatre “etiquette” posters from 1912. At the time, films were silent as movies with sound didn’t become prevalent until the late 1920s. Sadly, a September 2013 report by the United States Library of Congress announced that a total of 70% of American silent…

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Jan 15, 2015

Artist Imagines 14 Celebrities as Real-Life Disney Characters

Artist Imagines 14 Celebrities as Real-Life Disney Characters

In an ongoing series, artist Thomas Kurniawan imagines which celebrities might play some of your favorite Disney characters in real-life versions of the animated classics. Kurniawan takes the concept one step further, using actual images of the celebrities and photoshopping them into realistic looking movie posters. On his blog Kurniawan also provides the source…

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Jan 8, 2015

Guy Makes Tron Car Using Reflective Vinyl Tape

Guy Makes Tron Car Using Reflective Vinyl Tape

Reddit user Swagpac_Shakur turned his 2014 Scion FR-S (also known as a Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ) into a Tron-inspired vehicle using reflective vinyl tape on the car’s lines. The 20-year-old driver says a lot of people in his area of Queensland, Australia have the same car so he wanted to differentiate his from…

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Dec 28, 2014

Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now

Scenes from The Wire: Then and Now

In honor of HBO’s re-release of The Wire—completely remastered in 16×9 full-frame HD—Baltimore Sun crime reporter Justin Fenton has been taking requests from people on Twitter and taking photos of present-day locations from the critically acclaimed television show. In honor of this #TheWireMarathon, tell me a filming location you'd like to see present…

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