We tend to forget, or overlook, how influential and vital Stevie was in the 70s. Yeah. most of his post-70s stuff doesn’t measure up to his golden period, but this was one amazingly talented artist in his prime.
I recall reading that for this episode they used the Monogram model kits of the Cylon Raider because they were so accurate to the studio version that it was cheaper to use the retail kits than to scrap-build new ones.
Battlestar Galactica Concept Art by Joe Johnston (1977-1978)
LOVE these, particularly the Sandcrawler in the third picture, and the hieroglyphs on (what I presume to be) Caprica. I’ve always really liked Johnston’s artwork. I wish they would collect his Galactica stuff as they have his Star Wars art.
European libraries may digitize books and make them available at electronic reading points without first gaining consent of the copyright holder, the highest European Union court ruled Thursday.The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rul…
Interesting ruling on libraries in Europe in regards to copyrighted works.
Compare this to the policies here, where DRM demands have made checking out e-books a nightmare. Anything that enables content to get into the hands of more people is good; anything that prohibits same is bad.
The entire GOP Senate caucus voted against Tom Udall’s proposed Constitutional amendment that would have allowed states to set rules limiting campaign contributions, overturning the notorious Citizens United Supreme Court decision that found that money was a form of protected speech.
The party battles giant killer frogs with their crossbow, magic sword, and laser rifle and pistol. (Denis Beauvais, credited as Dennis, from D&D Expert module DA2: Temple of the Frog by Dave Arneson and David Ritchie, TSR, 1986.) The temple part of this adventure is adapted directly from the sample dungeon included in D&D Supplement II: Blackmoor in 1975, the first adventure ever published for an RPG, set in the first campaign world specifically created for a fantasy RPG. Sci fi elements from other worlds were a part of D&D from the very beginning.