Guardians of the Galaxy Plus Spaceballs Equals...


An epic space adventure starring Chris Pratt as Peter Quill as Lone Star, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser as Dark Helmet...wait, Rocket and Groot are both Barf, the half man, half dog?

Anyway, you get the idea. Oh my goodness. How did I not think of a Guardians of the Galaxy and Spaceballs mashup? It's so obvious! Well, not really...but now it is, looking at this masterpiece. Of course, these two movies are not at all alike, except that they're both the all to rare comedic sci-fi type. One is more serious and high stakes with a huge heart and unexpected sense of humor while the other is a gloriously goofball send-up of the genre.

Galaxyballs by AtomicRocket is available at RiptApparel for today only, starting at $11 for smaller size t-shirts and $2.98 shipping. Add $2 for 2X, $3 for 3X, and so on up to 5X. You can also get this design on hoodies, coasters, and posters. Use code JULYMAS to get 15% off.

Speaking of posters, check out the original for Spaceballs at Pretty close. I would like to see "James Gunn's" or "Marvel's" at the top left of "Galaxyballs," but there's probably some copyright issue with that. And I do miss the Dark Aster in place of the Spaceball One, but I think there wouldn't be room unless the cast was smaller. It has the Milano, though, so I'm not going to complain. This is a great shirt.

Now, can someone please do a Guardians of the Galaxy Quest mashup tee? Edit: Something like this poster by Todd Spence. I forgot this existed! But it's not for sale.

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Con Man is Already a Hit With Me

Ooh, look what I forgot to turn into a post at the beginning of the week. Dammit!

The original concept teaser for Con Man, about a has-been actor famous for one cult sci-fi series cancelled too soon and his co-star who went on to become a superstar, made me want to donate to the Indiegogo campaign. But at the time I was inundated with other things and completely forgot before the funding page was closed. They raised over $3 million from almost 47,000 people, so they didn't really need my $20 (they'll get it eventually anyway). I consoled myself by admitting that while it was funny and had potential, it didn't having me falling out of my chair laughing. But now? With this trailer? I am enthusiatically looking forward to Con Man.

Fans kept Spectrum alive in their imaginations and safe in their shattered hearts.

That quote perfectly sums up what happened to us all when Firefly was cancelled. Now that they have the funding and have written and shot more, this new footage has made my day. When it comes out it may make my year. Yes, the trailer was that good. Good enough to already be a favorite show. I don't often let myself get excited for things, because I don't want to be let down. But no matter what, it will be so much fun having Alan Tudyk and Nathan Fillion together again.

I was a fan of Buffy and Angel, so of course I followed Joss Whedon to his next show, and Firefly was an instant hit with me. I need to make the time soon to do a rewatch of my beautiful Blu-ray set, but I've been too busy loving too many things. Anyway, there are so many cameos of sci-fi and Whedon alums, such as Gina Torres, Amy Acker, and Seth Green, that it looks just fantastic. I will happily spend my money on this show when it's released. And I'm sure I'll be snapping up a few t-shirts from the artists at TeeFury or Ript Apparel, too, when they start popping up.

When they say you're pigeonholed it doesn't mean you're stuffed into the hole the pigeon lives in. It is a hole in the pigeon.

I love depressed Tudyk. He does comedic sadness so well. And now I'm thinking of Alan Rickman at a store opening in Galaxy Quest, forced to say his beloved character's catchphrase yet again.

Alright, now I want to watch that for the fiftieth time. Don't even tell me you haven't seen Galaxy Quest, about has-been sci-fi actors famous for one hit that was cancelled too soon, stuck in a rut doing conventions for the rest of their lives, and the aliens who think they can help save their people. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Tony Shalhoub, Tim Allen, Alan Rickman, Sam Rockwell, Daryl Mitchell, and Enrico Colantoni, all of them being hilarious. I promise you'll have a great time.

Agents of SHIELD v. Agent Carter Lip Sync Battle

Look what happens when I'm too busy to notice! Only one of best things ever. A lip sync battle between some amazing agents. Clark Gregg keeps proving that he's simultaneously the coolest and goofiest guy on TV. And now I have to spend some time tomorrow watching the Comic-con panels for these series. I really liked Agent Carter, especially James D'Arcy as the lovely Jarvis, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is one of my all-time favorites. I also have to watch at least the Supernatural, Doctor Who, The Walking Dead, Con Man, and Star Wars panels. If I ever have any time then maybe Archer, The Big Bang Theory, Person of Interest, and a whole bunch more. But I doubt I'll get the chance to see even one of those. That makes me :(

Oh my God, there was a Babylon 5 panel?! Must watch. Also...must rewatch B5. It's been too long.

So, my favorite vids from each side of the Dubsmash War are below. For the rest your can scour Clark Gregg, Chloe Bennet and Hayley Atwell's Twitter accounts. Or since Insightful Panda got right on that immediately, took the time to assemble them all and write about each, give them a visit for the rest.

The war continues. Bad Blood video as promised for our #NerdHQ panel. @realhayleyatwell @clarkgregg

A video posted by Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet4) on

Aww, hey there, Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge. Hope you two finally get together next season (meaning FitzSimmons)...weird liquid/solid alien artifact thing kidnapping Jemma notwithstanding.

ICYMI:the knockout punch of SHIELDvsCARTER #SDCC15 #dubsmashwars #DontMakeMePutMyLipstickOn

Posted by Clark Gregg on Sunday, July 12, 2015

So, so mean. Cap doesn't even know Coulson is alive! This has been an hilarious battle. And now I know Dubsmash exists. Fun!

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Doctor Who Season 9 Trailer

It's impossible. I hate it. It's evil. It's astonishing.
~ The Doctor

If you haven't seen it yet, here's the teaser for season 9 of Doctor Who. My first thought the moment it started when I saw it yesterday was that it was last season's trailer. It's a bit too similar. I was hoping for something somewhat different. Then it got to that line I quoted and I felt it; the season itself will probably be fabulous overall, with a few episodes being unforgettable. Peter Capaldi was so fascinating his first time through. He could only get more so as he really settles into the role.

Every time the series ends, I always think a year is such a long time until the next. But there are so many others to fill the gap that at least half that time flies by. And it's not really a year. It ends in November, then there's a short-ish break until the Christmas special. So I really should count it from there. It's such a great series anyway that it's worth some extra time. Then there are the fan sites and tweets to keep up with, the behind-the-scenes photos, tidbits of information, the guest stars and speculation. Then the summer get underway and the trailer is released and I think, "Wait, already? September is so close!" Because time in real life marches relentlessly on.

Cooper ~ Limited Edition Twin Peaks Shirt or Print

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Who's the lady with the log?
We call her the log lady.
~ Special Agent Dale Cooper to Sheriff Harry S. Truman

Wow, I didn't get enough sleep, because I didn't even realize this Twin Peaks shirt was a mashup with the hilariously brilliant Archer. I spent three hours last night fixing a few little problems with my site, creating another problem that only appears in Chrome, and trying something else that I can't get to work yet, so my brain was fried when I saw Ript's email before bed and it's fried now. And it's always the way that the best shirts are on my busiest days. I was going to let this one go, because I know I'll see plenty more Twin Peaks shirts in the coming months since this terrifically weird and wonderful series is returning. But since I finally watched it, thanks to Kyle MacLachlan's amazing performance in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., I fell in love and devoured every episode of Twin Peaks, losing sleep every day for two weeks to finish it. This shirt represents the best of that strange little gem with its iconic Red Room, cherry pie that'll kill ya, and a damn fine cup of coffee.

There's no telling if the new series will live up to the past, but it sure has an eager following that kept it alive for the last 25 years. I will certainly be watching, and my only hope is that aside from MacLachlan, who was superb as Dale Cooper, the acting is a bit less cheesy. I tried to watch a couple years ago, but the soap opera melodramatics put me off far too quickly. When I gave it a second chance, I stuck it out because MacLachlan was that fantastic. Then the sense of humor combined with the pervading creepiness kept me there, and everyone else grew on me. And now I have another favorite series. Wait did I say "only hope" a few sentences ago? Looks like I did, but it seems I have another. I also want to see that Cooper is able to win his struggle against Bob, because Cooper was such a good guy and Bob was so very bad. I'm kind of glad I didn't watch when it first aired or I may have been inconsolable about his fate all this time. Incredible series end, but terribly depressing cliffhanger.

So this subject is perfect for a shirt. You can get Cooper by kgullholman at RedBubble. The design can also be put on hoodies, prints, totes, pillows and more.

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