Weird Universe

Roleplayers and Re-enactors

These Are the Droids You’re Looking For

Everybody who's anybody knows that one of the best motion pictures of all time is the original Star Wars. So what is the best way to pay tribute to such a cinematic masterpiece? That's right, by breaking the film into 472 fifteen second clips and having fans reenact it. Ladies and gentlemen, I present Star Wars Uncut:

Star Wars: Uncut Trailer from Casey Pugh on Vimeo.

As confusing as it should be to change actors, style, and even plot details four times per minute, somehow this actually works. There are some completed segments and you can see most of the individual clips on their site. I only wish I had found out about this sooner, so I could take part.

I seriously can't wait until this comes out.
Posted By: Salamander Sam | Date: Fri Apr 16, 2010 | Comments (2)
Category: Entertainment, Movies, Pop Culture, Video, Science Fiction, Roleplayers and Re-enactors, Parody

Alisa Chan

This young woman named Alisa Chan exhibits superior design and sewing skills. She should be applauded for her manual dexterity alone.

The 10th Victim

This article in today's NEW YORK TIMES tells us about "Street Wars," a game played in urban environments by players determined to "kill" each other. Several precedents for this game are cited in the article, but the writer misses the most important and primal one: A 1953 story by famed and beloved SF writer Robert Sheckley, titled "The Seventh Victim."

The story was later filmed as THE 10TH VICTIM. Its most famous scene: Ursula Andress using guns concealed in her bra, as seen in the second clip below.

Perfectible Worlds

A new book titled Perfectible Worlds by the photographer Sage Sohier, devoted to people who amass oddball collections, seems a winning item for all readers of WEIRD UNIVERSE.

[Photo copyright by Sage Sohier.]

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