Russ Fischer at /Film has posted all six parts of a fascinating conversation between Dune visionaries Frank Herbert and David Lynch, recorded for Waldenbooks in 1983. Letters of Note features James Cameron’s response to H.R. Giger’s representation regarding the Swiss artist’s disappointment at not being contacted to collaborate on ALIENS despite “his, quite correct, intense [...]
fptransmissions presents the first in a series of videos in which we demonstrate various toys we sell. A wage slave from the FP toy department, the incomparable Mr. Alec Lewellyn, kicks things off. WARNING! This episode is not for people who might be offended by Uglydolls faking orgasms.
American boys all go through a Superman phase, tying towels around their necks and leaping from tall things unto smaller things, often the ground. The fascination with being Superman is actually about self-improvement. The world is a big place, full of opportunity, where young gentlemen will want to prove themselves amongst their peers. They desire to be “the best.”
Could this be an official track from the French duo’s Tron Legacy score? Internet scuttlebutt says so. Very much in line with Wendy Carlos’ iconic music for the first film, with some signature Daft Punk touches, sprinkled with a hint of Vangelis. What a recipe!!! I had to change my pants around 03:50.
Sorry for not getting this out there this past Tuesday, as my plan calls to do every week, but as is the case in the hustle and bustle of my life in geek retail, my time and attention were chewed up by emergencies, other duties, and a unique opportunity… in this instace an on-camera interview [...]
Y’know those sciffy characters above on the DP’s header and sprinkled throughout ForbiddenPlanetUSA.com’s pages? Well, those are the work of Ms. Saskia Lenis, who, aside from having served as the New York City’s Store’s resident toy mistress for a number of years, is a hugely talented artist in her own right. She’s got a flickr [...]
‘Round this time of year I’d normally be much more absorbed by a wholly different countdown (Mets pitchers and cathers = 20 days and counting), but I’ve just seen something that has set my geekalogical clock a-reeling: Let the countdown to TRON: Legacy commence! END OF LINE.
By Devin T. Quin One of the secrets of success in life is connections, knowing the right people and mixing in the correct social circles to ensure a prosperous future. The hardest part about making these crucial connections, however, is stopping yourself from punching every single human being you meet in their pathetic, mewling faces [...]
That pretty much says it. This week the popular yaoi author, whose regular series even seem pretty yaoi-ish is finally putting out a book that has (seemingly) nothing to do with gay love. The new book is called “All My Darling Daughters” and is a story about a regular salary earning woman named Yukiko who is in her thirties and still lives with her mother Mari. Their close relationship suffers a sudden change when one day, Mari announces she’s getting married to an ex-host who’s even younger than Yukiko. It’s kind of a difficult thing for anyone when your single parent starts dating someone younger than you, let alone marries them! Well, drama is always abound with Fumi Yoshinaga.
Though he’s warm, friendly and one dang hard worker with a clean but fluid style, Chris Schweitzer is not a cartoonist you might have heard of. You’re more likely to run across him in the pages of Comics Journal than you will Wizard. His art isn’t flashy but a nuanced blend of intuition built on the pillars of experience and reverence for those who came before him.
Picture a young boy, probably seven or eight years old, wandering in an inhospitable land of crazed, stunted trees and huge mile high rock cliffs. The boy has no idea how he got there. He hears a cry for help, and without thinking runs to investigate. He finds a dying nursemaid who has lost her charge, a beautiful princess who has been stolen by creatures that are part goblin, part drooling pit bulls.
“Spoilers” are like being buried up to your neck in sand, and having honey poured on your face to attract passing ants. I mean, most people don’t want it, but for a few folks “it’s their thing” and they’re welcome to it… just keep it off my web browser!
With things like Genshiken 2, Kujibiki Unbalance, Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino, Death Note: Re Light and *cough* Shippuden *cough*, it seems that anime producers have run into the same rut as Hollywood in the way of rehashing things that have already been done. And while many of you are waiting for the new Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, or the new Neon Genesis movies (which as neat as they may be are essentially going to sum up the series), they just seem to further my point. Where is the bizarre creativity and fresh concepts and conceptions that endeared anime culture to us Westerners in the first place? Let’s face it, it’s getting a little boring out there.
Last week’s reprieve from the comics publishing schedule meant we could save up our ducats for this week’s bumper crop! Of course, we spent that money on New Years beer and Karaoke. Sigh, time to break the piggie bank!
Wow, it’s good to be back. The holidays this year were so nuts that we had to take a little hiatus. If any of you came by shopping last week you must have noticed that there were no new releases at all, in fact the only comics were some Fall Of Hulks thing and a Blackest Night issue. The good news is that it’s the first release week of the month and that means a million books you know you’ve been waiting for.