Random Trek Tuesday – Interface (TNG)

 I’ve found them. They’re dead. All of them. There’s a fire in here. Argh!

Ah the joy of random Star Trek episode, I’m not a massive “Geordi episode” fan as they tend to struggle with decent stories for him and this one feels a bit messy.

But this was fun to do and I have no idea what will be up for next week!

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the originals over on Etsy immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night.

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Day 49 – Men in Black II (2002): Chief Zed

Never forget a pretty… whatever you are.

I was originally going to draw Agent J and pick someone random when MIB 3 came up but then I realised that it would give me a chance to draw the amazing Rip Torn as Z (pronounced the English/Australian way – Zed).  

I’ll probably draw J for MIB3 and K for MIB1.  

I mean not much to say about this one, I was going to sharpie the suit and make it jet black but I like how watery ink flows and adds texture and imperfections so I did it that way.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Step through the wormhole Charlie Brown! A GateNuts Mash-up

What are you waiting for Chuck? Dial the address already!

I love a good Peanuts mash-up and I can’t for the life of me think why I haven’t done a Stargate one before (I mean I’ve drawn Charlie Brown as the Punisher so this isn’t a huge stretch LOL).  I purposely gave Peppermint Patti Carter’s hair colour and of course Linus scored Marcie’s glasses for Daniel Jackson.  I also kept Franklin’s hair despite that being a later on series wise thing for Teal’c.

These are just a lot of fun to do. 

Original available on Etsy

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Day 48 – Masters of the Universe (1987): Skeletor

“Where are they? Where are your friends now? Tell me about the loneliness of good, He-Man. Is it equal to the loneliness of evil?”

I have a soft spot for the disaster that is the MOTU film, it is such a bizarre mash up of weird ideas and odd story choices.  It completely ignores the hugely rich variety of awesome characters from the toy line and departs massively from the core story.  Frank Langella apparently leapt at the chance to play Skeletor and by all accounts was extremely enthusiastic about it so it’s hard not to go with him.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Star Trek Picard: Absolute Candor

“You owe me a ship, Picard.”

This week I’m focusing on the positive and not the negatives (which pacing and some plot elements continue to be). This episode felt like it flowed a bit better than the last couple. It’s still slow as hell but I didn’t find myself wondering when stuff will pick up as much.

I like the absolute candor nuns though I can’t help but feel that the show is very heavily influenced by Firefly. I don’t think the beheading scene was quite as graphic as some have said but I’m not quite so into the brother sister flirting.

But sticking to positive YES! A Romulan bird of prey looking amazing and showing that you don’t have to abandon the amazing designs from TOS, they can be updated and still be retain the look.

Aussie Romulans!!! Now we know that Romulus has at least an Ireland AND a Australia. I feel very represented now.

And finally SEVEN OF NINE!!!! Which I could not go past for today’s Picard scribble – especially when I realised that I could include the G’Day Mate Romulan as well! I kid but I don’t hate the character at all, the crew is shaping up. I’m not a fan of stoned Zoe or of “I’m a brilliant Doctor, not a spy!”.

As always you can grab the original of this if you’re quick on the Etsy store.

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Day 47 – Prometheus (2012): Engineer

I think this was the hardest one to choose so far as there are a bunch of standalone characters that are interesting visually but I have drawn them before.  I’ve never drawn the engineer so to keep things interesting that’s who I’ve gone with.  The film itself is a mixed bag obviously, a lot of dumb unscientific stuff happens which is a massive shame. 

The genius of the first Alien film was that this was a normal cargo-hauling crew, of course, they were going to fuck up in such a situation (with an android messing with them as well).  That’s forgivable but in Prometheus we have scientists touching alien life, breaking all sorts of protocols, it’s just frustrating as a viewer.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 46 – Kong: Skull Island (2017): Hank Marlow

Kong’s a pretty good king. Keeps to himself, mostly. This is his home. We’re just guests here. But you don’t go into someone’s house and start dropping bombs unless you’re picking a fight.

Kong Skull Island was just a joy to discover.  I’m a little ho-hum on the whole King Kong thing and didn’t really give this much consideration when it first came out but I saw it on a flight and I loved it.  I loved everything about it and I’m very excited to see the rest of the Godzilla universe expand with their cross over films.  

Hank was a great trope performed exceptionally well by John C. Reilly which completely elevated what could have been a tired old character. Also visually, a lot of fun to draw 🙂

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 45 – Frozen (2013): Marshmallow

I only recently watched Frozen and I really enjoyed it (like the rest of the world) and could easily have picked Elsa (?)* or her sister but I loved the look of the snow monster Marshmallow who has this great abominable snowman classic Disney kind of look about him.  So he was the perfect choice for me to draw.

I wanted to draw him… or her? in my style and avoid some of the established animated look, I really need to stay away from animated!!!  

* I am in no way a Frozen expert LOL

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 44 – Freddy vs. Jason (2003): Freddy Krueger

“He may get the blood, but I’ll get the glory.”

I included Freddy vs Jason simply because when I was growing up these were the titans of horror and the idea of them both being in the same film was a horror fanboy dream.  I also thought it might cover me off for Jason Voorhees and not having to include various Friday the 13th and some of the confusion around who’s who.

Then I opened it up to my Patreon backers to pick which one of the two I’d draw.

They chose Freddy.

Now I’m thinking of reshuffling and slipping either Friday the 13th Part 8 Jason Takes Manhattan and or Jason 9 which I think is Jason in space which is awesomely awful. (Chris on Patreon pointed out that it is 10 that Jason goes to space)

Freddy Kruger is a loathsome creature that has no place being a cult hero LOL, the 80s was a weird time as we got obsessed over a creature born of the revenge of parents torching a child killer. 

But wow, do I have some fond memories of the franchise (including a video game tie in).

It’s been years since I watched this but I do remember the ending and the fact that neither one really beat the other which is probably the perfect way to do it.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Day 43 – Terminator: Dark Fate (2019): Sarah Connor

I’ll be back.

Apart from one or two scenes that pressed a little too heavily into the whole men bad – women good message I actually really enjoyed Dark Fate.  I should note that the only issue I had with the future is female kind of message was simply that they had no need to look at the camera and say it (not literally obviously) they could have just shown it and it would have been fine.  

Sarah Connor though stole the whole show because she is awesome and brilliant and I would watch the continuing adventures of Sarah Connor and the new saviour of humanity in a heartbeat.

I don’t even have a problem with the questionable opening scene now, I’ve made my peace with it. 

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Etsy store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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