A Look into the Weta Workshop

One of the things New Zealand is known for is the Weta Workshop.  They world’s premiere movie making special effects and design studio.  Adam Savage from Tested got a taste of their magic for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell movie with the Major’s iconic thermal silicone suit.

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The Final Programme (The Cornelius Quartet 1) by Michael Moorcock

michaelmoorcockIf director Guy Ritchie’s 1960’s themed “The Man from UNCLE” film didn’t float your boat, why not tried this underground British sci-fi novel first published in the 1960s – The Final Programme by author Michael Moorcock.  Titan Books is reprinting the adventures of rock star scientist Jerry Cornelius.

First, if you’re a little unfamiliar with Michael Moorcock’s writing style, the meanings and so on, writer John Clute intros the character Jerry Cornelius and his thoughts on British sci-fi writer Michael Moorcock’s 4 book collection.  Jerry Cornelius’s brother Frank and the sexy evil Miss Brunner have concocted a plan to build the world’s ultimate super computer.  Jerry Cornelius is the key to all this and his unique family background keeps things interesting.

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Polar Bear Roaming London

polarbearroamingIf you find yourself commuting in London on the ‘Tube and spot a giant polar bear … it’s not real.  To promote Sky Atlantic’s new program Fortitude, a team of Hollywood SFX crew made a animatronic polar bear.  And inside, you will find 2 people controlling the bear.

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Science Project: Water, Sound & 24Hz

Neat little science project that the whole family can enjoy.  Water is like fire, it can be mesmerizing.

What you will need:  A powered speaker, water source, soft rubber hose, tone generating software, 24 fps camera
and tape.

For more info, hit this link for step by step instructions:  Brusspup – Water & Sound Experiment.

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