Links vom 17. 11. 07: Harder Bodies, Frankenweenie, Ghostbusters 3, Laser Pistolen und 28 olle Flimmerkisten

Music

Youtube: Harder Bodies Faster Stronger
Zwei halbnackte Roboter-Mädchen machen Daft Punk.

Aphex Twin Mashups
How ill is Aphex Twin with the beats? I've been listening to his work for about a decade now and none of it sounds dated. Maybe more heads will recognize if I throw some vocals on top... here we have some quality mashups including verses by Busta Rhymes, Peaches, Nas, TI, Daft Punk, Snoop Dogg, Q-Tip, Afrika Bambaataa, OC, and Kool Keith. Technically one of the instrumentals is co-produced by Squarepusher, but whatever. That dude is crazy too.

Movies

Tim Burtons Frankenweenie
Als ich damals „Nightmare before Christmas“ im Kino sah, lief im Vorprogramm sein Kurzfilm „Frankenweenie“ von 1984. Ein wunderbarer Film, der das „Frankenstein“-Thema mit einem Kind und einem Hund nacherzählt. Und genau den wird er als Film realisieren. Yeah!

Ghostbusters 3 kommt. Als Game.
Und zwar nicht einfach so irgendwie, sondern richtig: mit allen vier Hauptakteuren Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Bill Murray und Harold Ramis plus einigen Nebenrollen plus den Scriptschreibern (Akroyd, Ramis), die eine Story für das Teil schreiben werden, die an den zweiten Teil anknüpft.

Ghostbusters 3 Videogame - erste Ausschnitte

Friday 13th - Script Spoiler
After that the Survivor Girl and her boyfriend wander off into the woods, where they find a shitty old cabin. Inside are some clues, like a bed with the name Jason carved in it. An old picture of a girl who looks just like Survivor Girl. And Mama Voorhees’ head.
Cue Jason. He murderizes the other four kids, and as he grabs Survivor Girl… slam into the opening credits.

Star Trek Home Theater
Someone thought it would be a good idea to model their home theater after the Enterprise NCC-1701D from Star Trek: The Next Generation. The result is super geeky, but actually rather cool.

Only Shatner can make Satanists melt
All hail 70s-era Shatner! He began his career with some rather prestigious projects, appearing in The Brothers Karamazov and Judgment at Nuremberg, as well as some rather high profile appearance in Twilight Zone and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. But even then, there were hints of exploitation, such as 1961's The Explosive Generation, in which Shatner played a teacher whose job is endangered when she speaks candidly to kids about sex. And there was 1962's The Intruder, a Roger Corman film from 1963 in which Shatner played a carpetbagging racist inciting violence in a southern town. And, of course, there was Incubus from 1965, a horror film in Esperanto. But, after Star Trek, at the start of the 70s, something went haywire.

Muppet Wiki
Muppet Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia for everything related to Jim Henson and the Muppets.

Design

Flaming Lotus Girls
The Flaming Lotus Girls are a San Francisco-based fire art collective.

Marvel Stamps

Food company annual report has to be cooked first
Croatian creative agency Bruketa & Zinić have designed an annual report for food company Podravka that has to be baked in an oven before it can be read.

New York Times Books: My Favorite Book Covers of 2007

Und so.

School in a Cave
Children attend class at the Dongzhong (literally meaning "in cave") primary school at a Miao village in Ziyun county, southwest China's Guizhou province, November 14, 2007. The school is built in a huge, aircraft hanger-sized natural cave, carved out of a mountain over thousands of years by wind, water and seismic shifts.

Video: "The Computer Chronicles" Visits Japan Tech Expo '85
A full half-hour video from a show called "The Computer Chronicles" as they travel to Japan for the 1985 Computer Expo in Japan, full of dancing robot girls, an early version of the French Minitel, early text-to-speech, the first JumboTRON—pretty much all the stuff we're currently enjoying today, just in boxes much more beige and square.

A History of Matching Tile Games
This article aims to write the history of a video game genre. The genre is that of matching tile games, video games where the object of the player is to manipulate tiles on a grid in order to create matches.

Laser Pistol from Lost in Space
Sci-Fi Metropolis in collaboration with master propsmith Richard Coyle, created this 1:1 scale model of a laser pistol from the 1960s sci-fi TV series Lost in Space.

28 fantastic vintage tvs
As flat screen TVs become ubiquitous, vintage TVs look more and more interesting and unusual. From early mechanical TVs consisting of a spinning disk and lens (which look even better without an enclosure), to Sony’s original transistor TV and portable LCD sets from as early as the 80s. Here are some of our favorites from collector sites around the web.