The blog of a Sci-Fi Geek

Thu 29 March , 07

Star Wars stamps in the U.S.

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 13:08

Further to this post, I can now confirm that the Star Wars stamps will be going on sale in the U.S. on the 25th of May.

The individual stamps will feature :
-Darth Vader
-Yoda
-Obi-Wan Kenobi
-Han Solo and Chewbacca
-Anakin Skywalker fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi
-Queen Padme Amidala
-Luke Skywalker
-Princess Leia Organa with R2-D2
-Emperor Palpatine
-Darth Maul
-Imperial Stormtroopers

Darth Vader, Yoda to be featured in Star Wars stamp set

David Failor, of the US Postal Service, said the Star Wars characters would ensure the stamps will be a hit.

“These stamps are really going to capture the imagination of the American people,” he said. “The whole Star Wars saga is iconic. To be able to capture their image on the postal stamps is a big deal. A lot of attention is being paid to it.”

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Wed 28 March , 07

More Model Madness

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 22:52

Weta workshops has produced three georgous looking retro styled rayguns.

The three designs (Goliathon 83 Infinity Beam ProjectorManmelter 3600ZX Sub-Atomic Disintegrator Pistol and the FMOM Industries Wave Disrupter Gun – pictured) will only be produced in runs of 500 for each model.

They’re made from metal, glass and other materials, and each one weighs in at over 7 pounds, so they’re definitely not cheaply made, but they’ll set you back as each model is selling in the region of $600.  Each gun comes in a custom-made, velvet lined distressed tin case.

Their designs are meant to capture the unique look and feel of turn of the (20th) century science fiction.

FMOM Industries Wave Disrupter Gun

Tue 20 March , 07

Cutting through the bull

Filed under: Apple — SFG @ 20:51

Mac/PC

^ Click it. ^

Fri 16 March , 07

Standard x 5

Filed under: Geek, Personal — SFG @ 16:46

Liberator

Finally, after all these years of waiting, my favourite spacecraft ever has been released in a large format, build it yourself model.

The DSV-1 Liberator includes 46 resin parts and is almost 14″/356mm in length when built (excluding antennae). It also includes two transparent half domes to allow for lighting of the engine section. Also included are comprehensive decals and brass rods for the antennae.

A breakdown of some of the parts and a completed model can be seen here. It can be purchased from Titan Find, and someone has also documented their build of this most awesome craft.

Wed 14 March , 07

upsjedimaster.com

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 20:06

R2-D2 American style post boxes

Feast your eyes on what will soon be popping up at local United States Post Offices!
It seems that in this, the 30th anniversary of Star Wars, the USPS (United States Postal Service) will be celebrating in style.
Could you see the Royal Mail doing the same for Doctor Who?

Tue 13 March , 07

Optical Camouflage

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 11:21

Optical camouflage is a kind of active camouflage.

The idea itself is very simple; project a image on the front via tiny cameras on the back.

Whilst it’s not 100% transparent so it won’t make you fully invisible, yet, but it is a good starting point.

Just imagine how it would look if you placed this material over the front of a carwith the cameras at the back.

A 700k .mpg of it can be seen here. Other videos of the inventer’s can be seen here.

Outside the government, beyond the Police

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 01:36

http://taro.podOmatic.com/enclosure/2006-10-23T22_02_47-07_00.mp3

Geeks not nerds

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 01:35

Paper Serenity

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 01:35

I dedicate this entry to Browncoats everywhere.

This is just fantastic. The term model just doesn’t seem to do this justice, but anyway, it’s a highly detailed, paper model of the spaceship Serenity. Anyone reading this that has visited my forum knows that I found it a great shame that Firefly was cancelled.
The ship looks like it would be a lengthy and complicated build, but I’m sure it’d be rewarding for someone with the time and patience available to pull it off.

Click the image below to be taken to the site

Levitating Hover Scooter

Filed under: Geek — SFG @ 01:34

Flying cars and jetpacks are still a long way off for commuters, but now you can levitate your way to work, for the low, low price of only $16,995! Float away today!

With this ultimate gadget you can put the previously cool Segway owners to shame. Who needs two wheels when you’re gliding on a cushion of air?

The hammacher.com site wrote “Gentle lift from an engine-powered fan elevates the scooter off the ground, and a stream of air exiting a vent in the back provides light forward thrust.”

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