From The Archives: Star Wars Pin-Ups

Designed in the fashion of WWII aircraft nose art, these Galactic Empire recruitment posters were made by graphic artist Feng Zhu. Except the drawing of Leia which was drawn by… someone else. Look, Past Chris didn’t leave a single word about where he got these pics nor what he planned to do with them. I’m assuming he didn’t probably know either. So just enjoy them. Or not. You gotta do you, man. You gotta do you.

From The Archives: Star Trek Publicity Photos

These were stowed away in a random folder buried in my backup files. Apparently Past Chris had decided to write an article about them, but left no clues as to his thought process. I have to assume that the previous me was waiting for inspiration that never came. Well, Past Chris, your wait is over. Let’s get these published.

From The Archives: Ghostbusters Minimates Design Sheets And Prototypes

I must have been a busy boy back in 2009. I have so many folders of unpublished material from that year that it makes me wonder what the hell I was doing instead of writing. Come on in and check out these design sheets and prototype photos for Diamond Select Toys/Art Asylum’s then upcoming line of Ghostbusters Minimates!

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From The Archives: “World Of Tomorrow: School, Work And Play”

In “From The Archives,” we take bits and pieces of the old site, brush them off, and display them for historical interest. At least that’s what I’m telling people until I come up with something better.

The truth is I used to collect an INSANE amount of content for the site. More content than I could ever reasonably hope to post. Now that we’re getting back to business, I’m going through all this old stuff and realizing that I have no memory of the vast majority of it. I’m sure I had an article in mind for these images, but all I have is a folder full of unlabeled pictures. Past Chris left Future Chris precious few clues as to his motives. I really don’t know what I intended to write, but come on in and read it anyway.

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From The Archives: 2012

And that’s it, folks. The screen shot you see above is all that’s left of the two measly posts that we had in 2012. The links exist, but it appears the content has been lost to time. After this began The Dark Times…

This Is Science Fact

To celebrate the 42nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, I’m breaking my own rule and publishing something that isn’t about science fiction. It turned out, fortunately, to be science fiction, but when it was written its factuality was unknown. I’m referring to the beautiful, chilling speech written for President Nixon in the event the astronauts became stranded on the Moon. To be delivered to the nation while the astronauts were still alive and awaiting death by suffocation, they would have listened to a long range transmission of the President delivering this, their eulogy, from another planet, while their lives and final hours were helplessly mourned from a quarter of a million miles away.

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