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A pie in the face is a wonderful thing
A pie in the face is a wonderful thing
A pie in the face is a wonderful thing

 

70sscifiart:

Space Cat Saturday. Frank Kelly Freas.

Hmmm…give it a bulkier body, another pair of eyes and one more pair of legs, and make the tail a bit longer and come to a point, and you have…um…no, should’na told you ‘bout that. [end Hagrid voice]

70sscifiart:

Space Cat Saturday. Frank Kelly Freas.

Hmmm…give it a bulkier body, another pair of eyes and one more pair of legs, and make the tail a bit longer and come to a point, and you have…um…no, should’na told you ‘bout that. [end Hagrid voice]

How long will it take?

jaquandor:

Updating myself: the suggestion I predicted showed up just after the 36 minute mark. It’s depressing how just about any conversation about STAR WARS has to end up at the same place.

How long will it take?

llamadick17:

tyleroakley:

all you could ever need in a book

Ok i tried to get the book online but it costs like 500$

That moment when you realize that no matter how you try, your library will NEVER be complete.

llamadick17:

tyleroakley:

all you could ever need in a book

Ok i tried to get the book online but it costs like 500$

That moment when you realize that no matter how you try, your library will NEVER be complete.

(Source: wowthatexists)

I found this on Google Maps, a little bit east of Austin, TX. What’s the story here? Anybody know? #Austin #AustinTX

I found this on Google Maps, a little bit east of Austin, TX. What’s the story here? Anybody know? #Austin #AustinTX

Lester and Julio wash each other a lot. #Lester #Julio #CatsOfInstagram

What are we doing here, August? This summer has been heavenly, but now this? Go home, August, you’re drunk. #HotWeatherBites

What are we doing here, August? This summer has been heavenly, but now this? Go home, August, you’re drunk. #HotWeatherBites

usscucuboth:

Sibalh Khan Noonien Singh, genetically engineered human, a powerful warlord during the Eugenics Wars, later a nemesis of James Kirk, and a bit mad ….

OK, here’s an opinion I never tire of sharing: Khan is a terrific character and Montalban’s portrayal in STAR TREK II turned him iconic. But I also think he was tragically mishandled, in a way. Remember at the end of the original episode “Space Seed”, Spock says: “It would be interesting, Captain, to return to that world in 100 years and learn what crop had sprung from the seed you planted today.” There is so much POSSIBILITY in that line that it strikes me as nearly tragic that only twenty years later, we get a simple (even if very well-made) revenge story. This is partly why I can never really get behind STAR TREK II one hundred percent, because as good as it is, I think it is conceptually flawed and wastes some stunning potential.

This criticism may be a bit unfair, given the state of TREK back in 1981 when this movie was getting made. If TREK II had been lackluster, TREK itself would likely have died on the vine, so maybe wasting some potential for telling some amazing stories was warranted. After all, the needs of the many outweigh…well, you get it. But even so, I can’t help wondering how awesome it might have been to see the NEXT GENERATION crew come to Ceti Alpha V and discover a technological society led by Khan’s children….