July 25, 2011 • Crafting, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Ah! I am absolutley smitten with these amigurumi custom crochets of Star Trek: The Next Generation's characters by Deviant Art user Smapte! Everyone is rocking a precious smiling face, all except for Worf. Perhaps these dolls are made to mimic Star Trek: Insurrection, and he's currently experiencing jak’tahla.
Thanks for the tip, Mikey!
June 21, 2011 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Photos by Sam Garret and Donald David
It was a convocation of tribes akin— in passion, if not in scale—to Woodstock, Burning Man or the Gathering of the Juggalos. More than 100 hardcore William Shatner fans assembled at The Bell House in South Brooklyn last Thursday night for Shat Ball 3, a multimedia celebration of the legendary actor, musician, and horseman.
As DJ Brian Blackout spun “hot space jams” from the likes of David Bowie, Gorillaz, and, of course, Shatner himself, costumed Trekkies partied furiously over frothing glasses of “Romulan Ale,” “Klingon Blood Wine,” and other Star Trek-inspired drinks. It was like a scene out of Night of the Living Trekkies come to life on the banks of the Gowanus Canal.
June 20, 2011 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Zombies
Sure, the syncing is a bit off... but come on. This is Pride & Prejudice mixed with Dr. Who! David Tennant would totally approve of this.
Sigh. The end of this trailer is such a tease. I wish the producers of Bridget Jones' Diary and Love Actually would make this film.
June 10, 2011 • Sci-Fi and Fantasy, ZombiesIn every corner of the globe, zombie walks are all the rage amongst the living and the undead. In shambling hordes they stumble through city streets from Seattle to Tokyo, moaning, scaring, and leaving a crimson trail. But it’s all in good fun.Last week at the Copenhagen Zombie Crawl, the undead invaded downtown bars in the hundreds. One bold zombie, Spritt Schapiro, paid tribute to her favorite Star Trek meets the walking dead novel, Night of the Living Trekkies.Spritt made her own uniform, representing Night of the Living Trekkies as a zombiefied, red shirt Trekkie. Check out some photos below!
June 1, 2011 • Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Quirk is honored to be amongst the nominees in Melville House's annual Moby Awards, an awards ceremony that honors the best (and worst) in book trailers. Our Night of the Living Trekkies trailer, directed by Justin Lutsky of Epic Image Entertainment, has been nominated for Best Small House, and we couldn't be happier... or in better company!
The other Best Small House nominees include At the Tea Party (Laura Flanders), The Instructions (Adam Levin) The Orange Eats Creeps (Grace Krilanovich), and Tree of Codes from the always amazing Jonathan Safran Foer.
Visit their site and flip through all the other nominees and categories. And if you happen to be in Brooklyn tomorrow night, go to the event!