CosplayCraftingGeekeryScience Fiction

Making a Replica Discovery Combadge

I was pretty whiny about the costumes in Star Trek: Discovery last week. There is a part of the uniform that I didn’t talk about at all, though: the combadge. The original series didn’t have combadges, but crests that showed their department on the ship: command, operations or science. The …

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CosplayGeekeryScience Fiction

Star Trek: Discovery – Throwing Down the Gauntlet to Cosplayers

The costumes in the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery series are as baffling as they are beautiful. I imagine the artistic director found out that people liked to make replica star trek costumes and took it as a challenge. “We’ll not be having that,” they said. “We’ll have no pajama shirts or polyester jumpsuits …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Perfect Unhappiness, Lego Animals, Trans Punk Rocker, Manhattan Timelapse and More!

Well, we’ve reached the Saturday point in our week and let me tell you it’s not a moment too soon. We’ve all got epic to-do lists. But y’know what we should do first? Surf some Quickies, of course! I think there’s a good chance you’re going to really understand this, …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 1.7

Until Next Time, a unicorn corpse popup book. (via The Bloggess) Hello, Harto! My Drunk Kitchen goes on tour. Rainbow igloo Flight of the Homo Digitalis Riker Ipsum Transforming cardboard anime character Mechanical pencil refill sculpture (featured image via My Modern Met)

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 12.17

Chewbacca bathrobe. Also Spock and 4th Doctor. Ancestor necklace. Unrelated look-alikes. Best damn Christmas ever. O Chemistree! (via Melissa) Doctor Who cookies. Plastic objects as sea creatures. Gingerbread Weasley’s Burrow. Classic carps. Rorschach placemats. (Featured image via Kim Preston)

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MAD Quickies 10.19: Spaced Out!

Zoomable panoramas of the Apollo Moon landing sites. That is, if you believe this sort of thing. Scientific Process Rage by scientist Paul Vallett at who writes at Electron Café {a tip o’ the fez to MasalaSkeptic} In the beginning, there was: “Star Trek: The Next Generation” casting. Kind of …

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