1984 was an excellent year for film and a pivotal one for me growing up. Gremlins was one of the films that shaped me during my formative years. It’s a surprisingly dark film with a lot more horror than some might remember.
But it’s an interesting modern day fable about the arrogance of people who think they can control the natural world. It’s fascinating to watch as an adult and years ago when we reviewed it for the Midnight Movie Club Dan and I had a great conversation about its many layers.
LOL as with so many of these films it has been years since I sat down to watch The Lost Boys. At the time it was a surprisingly unique take on the whole vampire genre (well maybe just a popular take – I don’t remember when Near Dark came out).
Whilst I have my rule of only one character per these scribbles I couldn’t NOT include the bare chested pony tail sax player!!!
I really hope there are fan fics written about him. There are some neat interviews with him on youtube so if you’re so inclined go check them out.
I didn’t even know what his character’s name was in Thor Ragnarok all I know is like Gary Busey a couple of days ago my theory is that they just tell Jeff Goldblum that he is now an alien dictator on a junk planet and then proceed to film whatever happens.
I’m doubly sure he just showed up wearing those clothes and wardrobe were like oh ummmm okay lets just leave it at that lol.
I almost gave up on drawing Joe because nothing seemed to be working except for the head so I inked the head and tried a couple of things with his body.
Basically I had him standing quite statically which I think was the problem (a lot of my reference shots have him hands at his sides as a robot might) so I just added a bit of a flourish and here he is.
I like probably 80% of AI, it’s a beautiful film and it tackles this idea we have of loving but discarding technology really well but something doesn’t quite click for me throughout the film.
I really wanted to know more about the robot future and I loved the homage to the monolith from Kubrick’s 2001.
I’m not sure what edition this is of Random Trek Tuesdays but I know we’ve already had two TAS episodes.
I think I’d forgotten all about this episodes and the “Orions” which look awesome but everyone pronounces it aww-ren-ee-ons or some variation of that.
Which is odd because looking at the spelling I wouldn’t think of pronouncing it any differently.
At any rate the Orions have themselves a fancy new ship and are nicking cargo from Starfleet freighters. Of course they also steal some medication that Spock desperately needs because he’s slowly suffocating.
Considering our current situation with COVID-19 it’s all a little too close to “reality”.
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 original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).