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October 18, 2008

I do indeed like big butts; I refuse to pretend otherwise


io9 tracks down Frank Frazetta's Battlestar Galactica on-line masterpieces (my headline stolen from an io9 commenter).

Frazetta famously turned down the offer to do a Star Wars painting, but did several BSG paintings because they let him paint what he wanted — including a raygun-wielding barbarian in an ancient tomb. That barbarian painting sold for $57,000 at auction a few years ago.

Worth every penny. And yet another reason George Lucas is doing it wrong.

That said, I got round to watching Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and I have to say I am with Butters, I thought it was pretty good.

Tangentially related: Stills from the forthcoming Star Trek reboot. I am sceptical about the entire project but Sylar is rocking the Spock ears.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 18, 2008 08:33 AM


Best post title ever.

I don't know what to think of the Star Trek thing, but am looking forward to trying the Star Trek MMORPG coming out next year.

Posted by: Solomon [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2008 01:10 PM

You are the second person to say this to me. The first is too lazy to get by my comment defence system and might be reluctant to be associated with my deranged politics besides. :-)

Though I should once again point out I cannot take credit for the line...

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2008 01:14 PM

I have to admit, despite early doubts, every still I see from this flick makes it look better and better.

His early filmography and TV work doesn't give me a lot of hope, but I was pleasantly surprised by Cloverfield and I'm hoping I'll be positively surprised again.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2008 02:50 PM


Posted by: agent bedhead [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 18, 2008 09:56 PM