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Iron Sky teaser in Lego

December 17th, 2009 by Jarmo Puskala

Toni Nummela has done a great job re-creating the Iron Sky teaser with Lego. This joins Rust Sky in the Hall of Awesome Iron Sky Remixes.

Iron Sky teaser done with cheap Duplo LEGO standins. This video was shot in about two hours and edited in about five hours. No pre-planning was made and everything was shot adlib and in order. Difficult part was to make this all by myself: move the camera, match the timing and move the LEGO-stuff – or find a creative way to do it otherwise.

For those familiar with Iron Sky teaser: watch out for an infamous rendering bug after the motorcycle.

It was a hot, slow day in the Shire, and my office was filled with the sound of nothing happening.

December 11th, 2009 by Antti Hukkanen

A number of things occurred to me recently. For one, next week it will be eight years since Peter Jackson’s first Lord of the Rings film came out (and seven and six years since the second and third ones, respectively). Second, the 25th would be Humphrey Bogart’s 110th birthday, were he still alive. Also, apparently writing commenced on what would eventually form the novel Lord of the Rings in December, 1937; we recently covered a “retro-reimagining” of Matrix; and not long before that, the “pre-made” Raiders of the Lost Ark trailer gained considerable popularity at the offices. (How’s that for a strained lead-in?)
With all that in mind, I thought this a perfect moment to feature something that combines two things rather close to my heart… film noir and Lord of the Rings. What if the complications in getting his novel published had led the frustrated Prof Tolkien to offer his text to Hollywood instead?

As usual, Gollum takes the cake as the most memorable character, even though he’s up against some pretty tough competition here… including Bogie and even Godzilla!

Two of a Kind – the mystery of the Norwegian wormhole

December 10th, 2009 by Jarmo Puskala
Two of a kind: Norwegian Spiral UFO & Fukov's Maggot Hole

Two of a kind: Norwegian Spiral UFO & Fukov's Maggot Hole

Yesterday morning a glowing, rotating spiral appeared in the skies above Norway. End of the world conspiracy theorists suspect a black hole caused by the LHC in Switzerland (Norway is “close enough” they say), new age conspiracy theorists think it was a spaceship from the galactic Federation of Light. In the scientific circles (and even more literally on betting sites) the money is on it being a failed Russian missile experiment.

At the time of the press we were unable to reach commander Treholt of the Norwegian Ninja Force for a comment.

All we know is, it looks just like the maggot hole Fukov discovered in Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning.

What if Matrix was shot in the silent film era?

November 11th, 2009 by Jarmo Puskala

At least in the silent film era Neo would have had more than one facial expression.

An ingenious silent film treatment of Matrix from the Russian group “Big Difference“.