Okay, Star Trek fans–remember this scene from Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)?
From the following demonstration, it seems to live up to the hype.
I’ve never seen a percussion section have this much fun before. The last two minutes are crazy.
via Cartoon Brew
Thanks for the link, Tim!
If you’ve ever wanted to see a film version of death and resurrection of Superman as told by the 1992 DC Comic, this may be the closest you’ll ever get.
Max Landis, son of famed Animal House director John Landis, has created this live-action, drunken short film entitled “The Death and Return of Superman”, which mocks the concept of the story and stars Mandy Moore as Lois Lane, Elijah Wood as Hank Henshaw and Simon Pegg as John Landis (among other surprises).
This had me in tears. Tears! The cameos are awesome.
Head’s up on language and some NSFW-ish scenes.
via Nerd Approved
This is extremely nerdy, but I’d be a liar if I didn’t want to get some friends together and play this simulator.
From the website:
What is Artemis?
Artemis is a multiplayer, multi-computer networked game for Windows computers.
Artemis simulates a spaceship bridge by networking several computers together. One computer runs the simulation and the "main screen", while the others serve as workstations for the normal jobs a bridge officer might do, like Helm, Communication, Engineering, and Weapon Control.
Artemis is a social game where several players are together in one room ("bridge") , and while they all work together, one player plays the Captain, a person who sits in the middle, doesn’t have a workstation, and tells everyone what to do.
Artemis is a software game for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
My favorite bit from the FAQs:
Q: Why can’t my crew play over the internet, using some voice chat software?
A: I always wanted the players to be in one room together, just like a spaceship bridge. I want the captain to be able to push the helmsman aside and shout "Full power, DAMN you!!!" BUT, as a veteran game developer, I recognize that players play my game the way THEY like, not the way I like. V1.1 optimized the network code, and a server option that lets you adjust the network update speed, so Artemis plays across the internet just fine.
Best. Commercial. Ever.
Thanks for the tip, Brian!
Indeed, criminals do, in fact, watch television, and they learn. This is referred to as the “CSI Effect”.
Two great tastes that taste great together.
Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim has a series reboot of G.I. Joe that is definitely not the G.I. Joe from my childhood. Case in point, in the screenshot above you see the lifeless body of Bazooka. That’s a grab from the first episode!
Now I’m fervently waiting for reboots of He-Man and Care Bears.
Thanks for the tip, Joe!