In which I am once again joined by Phil of the Matrix Minute and Twofold podcasts and we discuss the box alien, creativity and originality.
In which Luke and I reflect on how sadly horror films just aren’t as intense on repeat viewings, and the strange place Alien occupies between auteur film and blockbuster. Continue reading “Prometheus-by-Minute 85”
In which Luke and I discuss franchises doing whatever the hell they want, the butterfly effect of script writing, and play the worst would-you-rather scenario imaginable.
Inspired by a dream I had in which Eleven from Stranger Things met Mewtwo and he revealed that she has psychic powers because she was spliced with Mewtwo’s DNA. It was silly but I kept toying with the idea. So here we have Mewthree? Meweleven? A kind of MK Ultra Pokémon/human hybrid. Mewtwo is apparently genderless, so I tried to make this character as gender neutral as possible.
In which Luke and I discuss the depiction of women in Prometheus, the director’s perspective, and the theme park-ification of cinema. Continue reading “Prometheus-by-Minute 83”
In which I am joined by Luke Milton of the Dungeons and Drongos podcast, and we discuss performance, film making, and The Last Jedi sneaks into the podcast yet again. Continue reading “Prometheus-by-Minute 82”
In which I discuss gods and their relationship with creation and destruction. Continue reading “Prometheus-by-Minute 81”
I’ve been playing with this one for awhile, to go with my Data redesign. Lore lacks an iconic outfit, I think his Borg costume was the closest he got but it fell short of what it could have been. It was felt Batman abs. This should be Lore coming into his own, becoming a cult leader, he’s powerful and charismatic. That is all inspiring for a costume designer. With this design I wanted to show that he dresses to look like his followers but the jacket has an air of authority while also being a bit punk. They are a renegade faction of Borg after all. In my TNG universe Data was incomplete, he looks less human than Lore.
In which I discuss pregnancy anxiety, fandom shipping, and hyposprays. Continue reading “Prometheus-by-Minute 80”
Another one from the archives, in 2013 I made my first attempt at foam armour. The Cyberman was a great project for a beginner as it is all incredibly simple shapes. I think the only real mistake I made was not buying good quality thin foam, those areas deteriorated almost instantly. Otherwise the latex paint was very resistant. It was a lot of fun walking around in character all day and interacting with the kids who were so excited to see me (or attack me with their sonic screwdrivers).
Wearing a costume that fully conceals you is a fascinating experience, when people can’t see your face and when you resemble the character well enough, you disappear, all they see is the Cyberman and they are more naturally inclined to play along with the fantasy. I have been looking for an excuse to do full body armour again for years, and I think I might just do that with Isaac from The Orville, perhaps some time next year… If I don’t get distracted by other costumes.
Kroton was an obscure companion for the Eighth Doctor in the comics, a rare Cyberman who retained his humanity. The only thing that made him physically distinct was a black face plate, which I incorporated in this costume.