A badass spacecraft, properly outfitted with warp technology, can get you anywhere in the universe, but imagination can you get everywhere else. Jay Parker may not have a spaceship (that I know of), but he’s got creativity in cosmic proportions. He recently kicked off a Kickstarter to fund an official sketchbook that’s already achieved escape velocity and reached its funding goal, though you can still donate if you want some extra goodies.
War of the Worlds taught us the obvious, but easy to overlook lesson that us not to believe everything you read or hear until it has its cold, slimy tentacles coiled around you. Prints available at Society6.
When I first came across these photos, I couldnt believe that these amazing designs were body paint and not actual multi-eyed alien flesh from an unknown species FreeOne had discovered. But FreeOne is an artist, not a cosmonaut, having painted all of the elaborate future skins himself as well as snapping the pictures, though we should consider transmitting these images to extraterrestrial civilizations and seeing if they recognize any of their own.
What if Samus Aran, the heroic bounty hunter from the Metroid video game series, hadn’t been raised by a race of giant technologically advanced bird people, but instead by a race of giant technologically advanced insects? Answer: it almost wouldnt matter because she’d still have the baddest-assed power armor this side of the Galactic Federation. Jorge’s elegant sculpt reimagines the space adventurer’s scifi suit with a more gladiatorial look encased in a chitinous, Blue Beetle-esque carapace. The upgraded new armor looks interstellarly amazing, but also adaptable enough to help Samus survive any mission.
The world would be cooler, if not better, place with large animal-like mechas in it. Robert put some insanely meticulous detail into these mobile combat companions, from Barn Owl Recon Units to Kingfisher Snipers, even explaining the mechanical nuances that allow them to move like their counterparts in the nature. You may not be able to “get in the fucking robot”, but when you’ve got a bigass canon, who’s gonna say you can’t ride your combat-ready Grizzly-Mech into battle with the rest of the Robot Bear Cavalry.
It was recently Leonard Nimoy’s birthday and at earth-age 82, the guy definitely looks to have lived long and prosperously. Jordu sets his Phasers to “stunning”, recreating Nimoy’s Spock in eye-rubbingly realistic detail using nothing but silicone, hair, fabric, paint and a little bit of that old Genesis Matrix magic.
Originally debuted at Emerald City Comicon 2013, and now permanently on display at the head offices of Tableau Software in Seattle, Iain’s reimagining of the Star Wars series depicts a desperate last ditch attempt by the Imperial Remnant to avenge the deaths of the Emperor and Lord Darth Vader; their fleet of Super Star Destroyers easily subdued by the almighty wrath of the Jedi-controlled Space Kraken! Hey Disney: you’re on notice. Make this happen.