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Papercraft Friday #100: Gatchaman God Phoenix

August 27, 2010

Woo Hoo!  We made it to Papercraft Friday #100!  And I mean “we” because as much as I love papercraft, I doubt I would have consistently blogged about it week after week if I hadn’t got such great interest and response from everyone.  So what did I choose for #100?  It had to be the God Phoenix from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.  Possibly more well known in the U.S. as just the Phoenix in the Americanized and heavily edited Battle of the Planets, which featured that added little robot that fans now love to hate.  So when Studio Time Ring posted it in Tamasoft’s Pepakura Gallery, I knew I had my #100.  Bird, Go!  Transmute!

I’m currently building this one and hoped to have it ready to go for today, but life got in the way and I still have a long way to go.  Papercraft Friday stops for no build though, so I’ll do a followup post of the build when it’s done.  Here’s a little preview:

In honor of Papercraft Friday #100, I figured I’d dig into the blog stats and see what the three most popular papercraft posts have been.  And they are…. *drumroll*

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The Guild Season 4 Starts Today

July 13, 2010

Season 4 of the awesome program The Guild by Felicia Day is available today on Xbox/MSN/Zune!  If its not up yet, you can whet your appetite with the trailer on Bing.  See, good things do come in the summer!  If you can’t remember what happened last season, check out the Season 3 recap after the break.

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Papercraft Friday #90: Voltron

June 11, 2010

Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! And I’ll form the head!

This week’s model has been around for about 2 years, but is too good to ignore.  Each lion can stand alone or you can assemble the whole thing to form Voltron.  Awesome job by voltron5 and Getter1 over on zealot.com for this one.  The photos above and after the jump are from Getter1’s build.  Really excited to give this one a go.

Activate interlocks! Dyna-therms connected. Infra-cells up.  Mega-thrusters are go!   Let’s go, Voltron Force!

Not keen on this one?  Want more?  Check out other Papercraft Friday posts.

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Papercraft Friday #87: Yoda

May 21, 2010

Small, today’s papercraft is.  Like building Yoda, I think you will. Perhaps fitting, it is, since Talk Like Yoda Day today is.  Herh herh herh.

This one not keen on, hmm?  Want more, hmm?  Check out other Papercraft Friday posts.

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To Victory! And Free Dalek Posters! And More!

April 28, 2010

If you watched the Doctor Who episode Victory of the Daleks (and 7.81 million viewers did when it aired, making it the fourth highest programme on BBC One and the eleventh highest on all British television for the week, not even counting those of us oversees who don’t watch BBC One live), you might have dug that retro WWII era look to the Daleks, complete with Union Jack markings on their dome and military green paint jobs.  One standout from the production was the wartime propaganda-style Dalek poster, which is available for free from the BBC Doctor Who website. While you’re there, check out the pages for other recent episodes for downloads a River Song diary dust jacket and a Patient One wanted poster.  Perfect stuff for your Doctor Who room!  (What, doesn’t everyone have a Doctor Who room!?!?)

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Netflix for Wii Case Cover Art

April 13, 2010

Getting that shiny new disc in the mail this week for instant streaming Netflix on your Wii? I got it today and gave it a try.  Works pretty well on the little console that could.  Better than on the PS3 for standard def streaming and load times!

You don’t need to return the disc, so print yourself a nice Netflix Wii-style case cover from The Cover Project, grab a white DVD case (or buy empty cases from Nintendo if you are a perfectionist), and put that disc in your game library in style.  If you have a PS3 disc, you can do the same for it with a Netflix PS3 case cover.

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Robert Culp: 1930-2010

March 25, 2010

I just read that Robert Culp died yesterday.  While I can’t say he was my favorite actor of all time, I can say that I’ve seen him in so many things that I’m glad to have known him through his work.  I’m sure you are to0.  Not sure?  Maybe you remember him as:

Kelly Robinson in I Spy

Bill Maxwell in The Greatest American Hero

Debra’s father Warren Whelan in Everybody Loves Raymond

Bob in the movie Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

“But I’m a gamer, not a movie or TV fan.”  Ok, how about as the voice of Dr. Wallace Breen in Half-Life 2.

Personally I’ll always remember him for starring in three episodes of the classic series The Outer Limits, including one of the best known episodes “Demon With A Glass Hand” (pictured above), written by Harlan Ellison.

If you look at his imdb page, you start to wonder what he wasn’t in.  Classics like Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Bonanza, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., Gunsmoke, and Get Smart.  Not to mention classic game shows he appeared in like Hollywood Squares and Match Game.  Comedy things like Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In and Saturday Night Live.  70’s and 80’s shows like Love Boat, Columbo, Police Story, Hardcastle & McCormick, The Cosby Show, Highway To Heaven, Matlock, Jake and the Fatman.  90’s shows like Wings, The Nanny, Lois and Clark, Lovesome Dove.  Even more recent things like The Dead Zone series and Robot Chicken.  And that’s just a small sample.  You’d have to work hard not to have seen him in something.

Some of the flash-in-the-pan stars of today can only dream of having his body of work.  He may be gone, but his legacy lives on.

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