Science and sci-fi geeks come out of the government closet!
Dangerous! give me time to casually serf the net...
This column includes "scenes" from over 25 sci-fi classics not to mention several other links that will keep the "typical" geek occupied for hours...
In praise of the sci-fi corridor
Yes, this could comfortably be the very nerdiest piece ever put up at Den Of Geek...
Published on Sep 2, 2009
There's a moment in every geek's life when one goes for the 'communal hug' on a pet-subject and finds oneself unexpectedly out in the cold.
The piano player stops playing. The landlord shakes his head as his eyes head heavenward, and he slinks away to rearrange the crisps. The lonely sound of a misdirected dart is all that haunts the otherwise silent pub. And it's definitely time to get your anorak.
"You like what...?"
Corridors in science-fiction movies. I love them.
I wasted too much of my childhood and youth imitating and developing the superb production sketches of Ron Cobb, Syd Mead, Ralph McQuarrie and many others. I walked round Elstree studios collecting precious vacuum-formed sections of cloud-city corridor from The Empire Strikes Back, some months after principal photography stopped. I had reams of sci-fi corridors worked out.
Corridors make science-fiction believable, because they're so utilitarian by nature - really they're just a conduit to get from one (often overblown) set to another. So if any thought or love is put into one, if the production designer is smart enough to realise that corridors are the foundation on which larger sets are 'sold' to viewers, movie magic is close at hand.
Interesting piece of writing. Thanks for pointing it out, Henry.
absolutely wonderful stuff! and you're right, it "will keep the "typical" (and not so typical!) geek occupied for hours..."
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