Posts Tagged fan-film

Saturday Afternoon Moment of Who: Paul Johnson’s Anime Doctor Who is Finished!

Otaking aka Paul Johnson has finished his anime Dr Who project. We followed this project for three years now. It’s been worth the wait.

Drop below the cut for the 13 minute trailer experience.
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Animation Win: Robb Pratt’s “Superman Classic.” A Fan Film of Superness

Official site:

What you’re seeing here is a short Superman fan film from Robb Pratt. We think he pretty much nailed the classic feel he was going for.

Maybe he should set his eyes on getting a Kickstarter project funded.
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Saturday Afternoon Theater: “The Open Road Still Softly Calls” 3 Videos on Space Exploration & Wonder.

Gathered here are three videos on the wonders of space exploration. The two below are short films. The video below the jump is the 30 years of the Space Shuttle commemorative film documenting shuttle launches.

Reid Gower’s: NASA – The Frontier Is Everywhere
A man, frustrated with NASA’s poor publicity skills, creates kick-ass video of his own.

With crazy credit to Michael Marantz.

MAVEN Mission to Investigate How Sun Steals Martian Atmosphere

NASA release October 5, 2010

The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN), set to launch in 2013, will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. Bruce Jakosky, MAVEN’s Principal Investigator discusses the mission.

Credit: NASA/Goddard/Chris Smith

Freefall below the cut for the main event:

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Today in Star Wars: The BLACKSTAR WARRIOR. Slicker than Super Fly.

“Official” Synopsis
Lando Calrissian was the true hero of Star Wars. Han Solo, just a pirate lackey.

Ya dig?

What We Learned:
Darth Vader has more beautiful girls than he can handle.

Why We’re Gonna Watch:
This fan-made(?) Star Wars as blacksploitation trailer is 3 minutes and 11 seconds of love. Appearing in our Twitter feed early Monday. It looks to have viral video aspirations. To what end we’re not sure yet. Blackstar Warrior is a choice bit of funny and we’re hoping there’s a full length parody in the future works.

The deeper we dig, the more this looks like a follow-up movie to BLACK DYNAMITE.

When’s it coming?
No clue yet.

Whomever is behind this, you have our complete support.

Official site:
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#MusicMonday: 8-Bit Dr. Horrible, Experience the Ph.D in Horribleness Through Gamer Eyes

Joss Whedon’s 2008 web serial Dr Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog is a love that will not die. Nor should it. We bore witness to the fan made prequel HORRIBLE TURN and deemed it worthy.

Now lay your eyes on Doctor Octoroc‘s 8-Bit Dr Horrible. This is not a shot-for-shot rehash of the Dr Horrible experience. It is an 8-bit game-like adaptation that’s damn amusing to watch. Acts 1 and 2 are done. One of the special moments we love is seeing Capt Hammer throw the car at Horrible’s face.

We can’t wait to see Act 3.
Update: Act 3 is in and it is *love.*

Watch the drama unfold on the main site or look below the jump to the handy playlist we made just for you.

BTW you can download the 8-bit soundtrack if you like. Dr Horrible would not be a musical without that.

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Animated Win: Doctor Who Fan Anime Project Continues. Part 4, Daleks Shoot Up the Place!

INTERNET – PAST – 11/2009 A discovery is made: Making a Doctor Who Anime from Scratch

INTERNET – PRESENT – OtaKing77077 releases part 4


Oh, hell yeah!

via ancient forever)

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Saturday Night Double Feature: Witness the Fan Made HORRIBLE TURN before DR HORRIBLE

It was 2008 when Joss Whedon’s DR HORRIBLE’s SING-ALONG-BLOG stormed the Internet with the knowledge that the status is not quo. Since then it’s spontaneously spawned clusters of cosplayers, fanart, and a redefined love of Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion and The NPH.

And then some fans got together to explore the world before Dr Horrible became so horrible. HORRIBLE TURN visits Captain Hammer, Billy Buddy (Dr Horrible) and oddly enough, Johnny Snow in their high school years:

Horrible Turn

Below you will behold HORRIBLE TURN the homage/parody/tribute/unauthorized prequel to Dr Horrible and the original “Brand New Day” DR HORRIBLE. All in one post! We’ bring the joy, faithful reader. We bring the joy.

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#RetweetThursday: On Creative Endeavors, Broken Replies, Freed Hops and Fan Made Fervor

It’s the end of the month? Again?? There has to be a tear in space/time being perpetrated on this reality sphere. We swear it was May 1st just yesterday. CERN! What have you been doing these days?

  1. RT @karllong -“largest free archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the web”
  2. RT @mashable Reading: “19 Reasons You Should Blog And Not Just Tweet”
  3. RT @GregCarter If a creator isn’t whoring they are just wanking. Whoring pays better (most of the time).
  4. RT @verso: Good night Twitter. Good work, sleep well. @ev and @biz will most likely kill you in the morning. #openreplies
  5. RT @BrianMcAlister: More on Alabama Senate’s passing of the “Free the Hops” bill today (via @aldotcom) #FTH

The list exceeded the limits we set on them by a count of 5. Rather than trim the fat, we kept them. It is Groonk.Net after all. We are the aforementioned Groonk. We can do what we damn well please. Like curse, for instance. The list, as per usual, is ordered from oldest to newest. The last 10 retweets lay below the cut.

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Late Tuesday Tease: The Hunt for Gollum

We’re not kidding anyone here, faithful readers. It is, in fact, not Tuesday as of this posting. It is a rule of ours to not count it as the next day until we see the glimmer of that first, pink light. Also, this Hunt for Gollum business would have come and gone by next Tuesday.

Boingboing explains:

The Hunt for Gollum is an unauthorized 45-minute fan-film set in the Lord of the Rings universe, set to premiere at the Sci-Fi London film festival.


The whole thing is being produced for £3000 — but it looks like a million. The story was inspired by an appendix to Lord of the Rings, in which Tolkien explains “what Aragorn and Gollum got up to before the trilogy began.”

As far as fan-film trailers go, it wasn’t a horrifying experience. It didn’t choke us “what in hell did I just put into my eyes?!” Which means It has a chance of being halfway decent. If only we lived in London.

(via boingboing, Hunt for Gollum official site)

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