Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Kristen Bell Really Loves Sloths

What do Kristen Bell and sloths have to do with Spaceships and Spice? Absolutely nothing. Unless of course you consider that sloths might actually be aliens visiting us from another planet... think about it, it makes sense: They look like aliens and they are super slow like they are not used to being on our planet, or something... OK it's a little far fetched but you never know.

Kristen Bell LOVES sloths. BIG TIME. She freaks out over them.

Monday, January 30, 2012

WATCH: The Muppets Fire Back At Fox News

When the most recent Muppet movie came out, Fox News accused the movie of forcing "a dangerous Liberal agenda on kids" mainly because the villain of the movie was an oil tycoon. At a recent press conference, Kermit and Miss Piggy had this to say about the incident:

Source: Youtube

Power Ranger Hoodies

The latest in "hoodie" fashion are these Power Rangers Hoodies, which are definitely not as ugly as the Chewbacca hoodie from a few weeks back, in fact these sweatshirts look pretty snazzy. Take a look:

According to fashionablygeek.com, they cost $85 each and the creator takes orders at: orders@powerhoodiez.com.

Source: Fashionablygeek.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

WATCH: Fan-Made Star Wars Movie

In 2009 a Star Wars project of immense proportions began: Star Wars: Uncut movie where fans were asked to recreate 15 second clips of Star Wars scenes. These clips were then edited together by an amazing and dedicated group of people to create an entire movie made entirely from these homemade clip. It is now available for all to see:

This is probably one of the greatest things I have seen so far this year. You can really get a sense of the amount of work that went into this project. Hopefully viewers are not intimidated by the length of this gem, because it really is worth watching.

Check out their website starwarsuncut.com for more scenes.

Things to watch out for:

1:09:42: The Big Lebowski.
1:20:02: Star Trek action figures AND E.T. as Chewbacca.
1:57:31: Cameo of Barf from Spaceballs. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

WATCH: R2-D2 in New Verizon Commercial

It's been a popular week for Star Wars themed commercials. First with the Volkswagen dogs barking the theme to Star Wars, and now this:

Of course anyone who chooses a phone over R2-D2 is obviously a moron.

Source: Youtube

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dogs Barking the Star Wars Theme

Volkswagen likes doing Star Wars commercials. This one is for the 2012 Game Day Teaser Commercial. According to Volkswagen, on that day the Star Wars connection will become more clear to everyone. They definitely have our attention.

Pop Quiz: Who can name all the characters that appear in this commercial?

Watch the Sun Kill A Comet!

On July 5th 2011, a comet passed very close to the sun and in return our sun completely obliterated it! This is extremely exciting because NASA scientists have managed to capture this interaction on video and have shared the events of July 5th for all of the world to see:

From the NASA website:
On the evening of Tuesday, July 5, a comet flew into the sun. Such comets are not unusual, and they're called "sungrazers" since they come so close to the star that it is believed they evaporate and disappear. However, no one has actually seen the end of that journey, since the comets are best seen in cameras from SOHO (SOlar and Heliospheric Observatory) that block out the bright disk of the sun itself.

But this was different. For the first time ever, SDO (Solar Dynamics Observatory) captured a 20-minute movie of the comet streaking directly in front of the sun. It's not immediately obvious, but if you watch the movie closely, you'll see a line of light appear in the right and move across to the left.

Source: NASA.gov

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Anti-Ninja Turtle Propaganda

Children's cartoons and toys are sometimes heavily scrutinized by parental groups. For example a few years back, an ultra Christian group got together to make a video discussing what kids products were negative influences for Christian children. What evilness are we talking about? A lot of the time this video focuses on how bad the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were.

The funny thing is, the guys in this video don't really have a lot of arguments to support their cause and they don't really succeed in arguing a case for why the Turtles are bad role models so they sound really paranoid and a little crazy (maybe those parts were edited out?). The best part? The guy at the end of the video who says he is going to get "rid" of the evil Michael Jackson chocolate bar before any kids get their hands on it... awkward, and also, he probably just ate it.

Source: Youtube

Dark Knight Rises Meets the Lion King Trailer

Taking two different movies and combining them together to make one trailer is all the rage nowadays, especially with Disney movies (for example when the Sin City trailer was mixed with various Disney clips). When a mash-up is done well it can be very entertaining, especially if said mash-up is from two very popular and loved franchises that many people have seen and/or are looking forward to seeing. This video clip is a perfect example of when these mash-up trailers are done well: The Lion King Rises: a parody of the new Dark Knight trailer.

(Source: Youtube)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Nerd News This Week

The CW show Supernatural wins 2 People' Choice Awards for "Favorite Network drama" and "Favorite sci-fi/fantasy show". Congratulations to the cast and crew of Supernatural! Fans of the show were upset because the show was considered to be snubbed, despite their wins: The People's Choice Awards did not invite the two main actors (Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki) or any of the other cast or crew to the event and their wins were not announced on the live broadcast of the People's Choice Awards. This of course is extremely upsetting considering that in order to win an award, fans must cast their votes, so obviously the show has a large fan base that would have liked to see some Supernatural representation. Ackles and Padalecki were however, asked to prerecord an acceptance speech to be shown at the event. You can watch that here.

James Cameron announced that although he originally claimed "Avatar 2" would be in production by now and have a release date for 2014, the release date might very well be pushed back until 2016. Full story here. Fans wonder what the big deal is, since the world is going to end in 2012.

The eagerly anticipated live action Star Wars TV show is one step closer to existence: Producer Rick McCallum announced the show will have the title "Star Wars: Underworld" and will take place in the years after episode III. No news yet if there will be any vampires involved. Click here to watch the interview with Rick McCallum.

A never before seen 12 minute Hobbit movie was created in 1966 and was finally released this week, much to the delight of Tolkien fans. Click here to watch the video.

Tattoo Fail: Baby Miss Piggy

Some girl on the internet got herself a giant Miss Piggy Tattoo on her side:

funny tattoos - Ugliest Tattoos: Moi?

I wonder if baby Kermit is on the other side? This tattoo might have looked good if it wasn't 20 times too large and on her stomach.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Star Wars TV Show Gets a Title

The next endeavor in the Star Wars Universe to look out for is the upcoming live action Star Wars television show. While not much information about the show is available yet, fans can latch on to one tidbit of info; it's title. The television show is going to be called Star Wars: Underworld and will depict the years between Episode III and Episode IV.

Watch the next video with producer Rick McCallum to hear more about the future show:

Source: Comingsoon.net

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Data's Rap

Portal Meets Facebook Timeline

Thinking With Portals of the Day

Source: thedailywh.at

Friendship is Magic Cosplay

Check out this cute My Little Pony cosplay. These girls did a great job creating human-themed ponies from the Friendship is Magic series. These ladies couldn't be anymore adorable posing as their pony persona's. Take a look:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The Hobbit: 12 Minute Never Before Seen Animated Movie

A long forgotten 12 minute animated movie based on J.R.R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit has surfaced over the internet recently, much to the delight of  Tolkien fans.  The animated short was created in 1966 in order to fulfill contractual obligations for a full length animated feature depicting the entire story of Tolkien's beloved story before the rights that Gene Deitch and William L Snyder had acquired. It has been only made public in the last few days. Here is the movie:

Source: Cartoonbrew.com

Iron Man VS Batman: Battle For More Tips

funny facebook fails - Tips: Doing it Right!

Source: failbook.com

Macho Man Destroys A Village In Skyrim

Think that pro-wrestlers don't belong in a fantasy universe like the one in Skyrim? Think again. This next video features Macho Man Randy Savage in a dragon form destroying a village in Skyrim.

Source: neatorama.com

Tumblr Fail: Joker Without Makeup

Tumblr is great for people showing how little they know about stuff, such as in Batman movies. Props to the person who feels bad for the Joker and his tragic accident. funny facebook fails - People on Tumblr are Retarded

Monday, January 9, 2012

Chewbacca Hoodie

Now you can look like Chewbacca while feeling warm and comfortable.  Chewbacca hoodie allows you to express your inner wookie and can be found at Hottopic.com for about $70.

Source: Gizmodo.com

Official Zelda Timeline

For a long time, many video game fans of the popular Zelda franchise have seriously pondered how (and if?) all the Zelda games fit together in the Zelda universe. Many hardcore fans have even attempted to interpret the games themselves in order to create their own timelines. Nintendo has finally released an official timeline with the Legend of Zelda art book Hyrule Historia. For the moment it has only been released in Japan but online user Glitterberri was kind enough to translate it for everyone to see:

Of course you can never make everyone happy. And while the release of the official Zelda timeline makes a lot of people very happy, some who are extremely versed in all things Zelda, find problems with the new timeline. The timeline was released a few weeks ago, and some people have found ways to tweak it to suit their ideas of the Zeldaverse. More tweaked timelines are sure to be seen in the next few weeks.

Here is the original Japanese version:


Source: Zeldawiki.org 

Burgers That Feature the Star Wars Theme

Hey guess what? Star Wars is coming back to theaters in 3D! Of course Star Wars fans probably knew that already.... BUT what you might not have known is that a fast food restaurant in France called "Quick" has made themed burgers to cash in honor this momentous occasion. 

The Darth Vader burger doesn't look that good, it looks a tad overcooked... 

Babies and Zombies: Uncanny Similarities

Source: Topcultured.com

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Spaceships and Spice Most Viewed Posts of 2011

Happy New Year Everyone!

Here were the most viewed posts on Spaceships and Spice in 2011:

George Takei To Join Celebrity Apprentice

Here at Spaceships and Spice, we are always posting about George Takei as we are huge fans of his, so we feel it is our duty to report that the latest Takei news involves him joining a reality show: Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice. The reality show involves celebrities that compete in business like settings in teams and/or individually and the last person standing wins $250,000 for the charity of their choice. Never watched the show, but might start to watch it just for George Takei!

According to Trektoday:

"Takei will join talk show host Arsenio Hall; singers Clay Aiken, Dee Snider, Aubrey O’Day, Debbie Gibson and Tia Carrere; actors Lou Ferrigno, Paul Teutul Sr., and Adam Carolla; race car driver Michael Andretti; models Cheryl Tiegs and Patricia Velasquez; former Miss Universe Dayana MendozaLisa Lampanelli; magician Penn Jillette; reality show star Teresa Guidice; and author/daughter of a mobster Victoria Gotti on the Donald Trump-hosted show. The new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres on NBC on February 12."

Source: TrekToday.com 
Photo taken from: Wikipedia