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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Eileen Gunn's strange thought experiments will unravel your mind

Plenty of science fiction and fantasy authors do "thought experiments" — but few of them disregard experimental safety protocols with quite as much gleeful abandon as Eileen Gunn. And now, at long last, Gunn is publishing a second book of demented tales.

Pacific Rim FX Reel reveals the bloody CG guts behind the Kaiju fights

Straight from the folks over at Industrial Light and Magic, here's an insanely detailed breakdown of all the wondrous action in Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. This video is also proof that we shall never tire of watching giant robots fight giant monsters.

All about Sense8, a show from the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski

Some details about Andy and Lana Wachowski's super secretive new Netflix series Sense8 have finally surfaced. And this new series, created in collaboration with Babylon 5's J. Michael Straczynski, sounds kind of incredible.

Ghana's coffin art lets people bury their loved ones in style

In European cultures, we cremate our dead or bury them in a simple pine box. But coffins are a lot fancier in Ghana, where the Ga people believe that life continues in another world after death, and they want it to carry on in style. Here are some stunning examples of Ghana's famous coffin art.


Technically this movie hasn’t been released into theaters yet, and I haven’t seen it, but from the looks of the trailer, no polar vortex could ever be as awful as the snow hell this flick takes place in. Why? Um, you have to LIVE IN A TRAIN FOREVER.
Have you ever been on a train before? It’s nice for the first, like, hour. Maybe. But then? Boredom like you’ve never imagined. You might think to yourself, “Oh, but I’d get to see the world from a ground level!” Um, yeah, COVERED IN BORING ICE. Plus, you’d see the world within a month or two. And then what? The same terrain, forever. It also seems like nobody on this train gets to shower.

The Day After Tomorrow

Easy call. The premise of this movie is pretty much, “What if there was the worst ice storm ever, way worse than could ever be scientifically possible.” This movie presents an ice storm so bad it makes wolves hate you. The ice in this movie will literally chase you down a hallway. It happens. I think. I’m not sure, I haven’t seen it in like ten years.