Of all the mashups I’ve seen, this is a pretty damn good one. Epic, even. Watch and tell me I’m wrong.
In this Lego mash-up, Peter Quill, Han Solo, and Malcolm Reynolds discuss the age-old question of “Who shot first?”
What fans really wanna know, can two Star Fleet offciers share a starship…without driving each other crazy?
Writer Dave Elliott is a constant innovator in the world of comics, with a long career as a writer, artist, editor, publisher and IP developer. He was kind enough to answer a few of my questions about the development of his newest creation The Weirding Willows, the DeviantArt community, changes he has seen in the comics industry over the years, and more!
Over at the Kirkus Reviews blog this week, I take a look at The Latest SF-F-H Mashups.
Check it out!
First thought: How is this the first time anyone has ever though of this mashup?
Second thought: Props to The Hillywood Show for making a fairly elaborate and enjoyable video!
Fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones will like this (spoilery) parody that leverages a musical number from Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. What’s not to like?
What do you get when you cross robots with zombies? Jeremy Robinson knows one possible answer. It’s the plot of his new novel, XOM-B.
Here’s the synopsis and trailer:
A rising talent, Robinson is well-known in the community of action/adventure fans and has received amazing quotes in the past from big name authors like James Rollins, Steve Berry, and Scott Sigler. XOM-B is a riveting zombie novel with a great hook that is also an amazing plot twist, and is poised to bring him to the next level.
Freeman is a genius with an uncommon mixture of memory, intelligence and creativity. He lives in a worldwide utopia, but it was not always so. There was a time known as the Grind-when Freeman’s people lived as slaves to another race referred to simply as “Master.” They were property. But a civil rights movement emerged. Change seemed near, but the Masters refused to bend. Instead, they declared war. And lost. Now, the freed world is threatened by a virus, spread through bites, sweeping through the population. Those infected change–they are propelled to violence, driven to disperse the virus. Uniquely suited to respond to this new threat, Freeman searches for a cure, but instead finds the source–the Masters, intent on reclaiming the world. Freeman must fight for his life, for his friends and for the truth, which is far more complex and dangerous than he ever imagined.
That’s right…it’s SpongeMen SquareWatch…a mashup of Spongebob Squarepants and The Watchmen…
Here’s a solid effort of a Star Wars/Queen mashup by the students and faculty of the Digital Video Program at University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona
Fortunately, you don’t have to have watched Mad Men to enjoy this parody of Mad Men and X-Men since the jokes lean more towards the X-Men side of the mashup.
I’ve been watching Archer on Netflix, so this mashup between Archer and Star Trek is particularly timely.
Finally an answer to the question: What would it look like if Woody Allen played the Terminator?
I cannot tell you how much I am tickled by this mashup of The Empire Strikes Back and Schoolhouse Rock. Something about the plucky tune as background music to Star Wars just…makes sense.
Here is the book synopsis for Ex-heroes:
Stealth. Gorgon. Regenerator. Cerberus. Zzzap. The Mighty Dragon. They were heroes, using their superhuman abilities to make Los Angeles a better place.
Then the plague of living death spread around the globe. Billions died, civilization fell, and the city of angels was left a desolate zombie wasteland.
Now, a year later, the Mighty Dragon and his companions protect a last few thousand survivors in their film-studio-turned-fortress, the Mount. Scarred and traumatized by the horrors they’ve endured, the heroes fight the armies of ravenous ex-humans at their citadel’s gates, lead teams out to scavenge for supplies—and struggle to be the symbols of strength and hope the survivors so desperately need.
But the hungry ex-humans aren’t the only threats the heroes face. Former allies, their powers and psyches hideously twisted, lurk in the city’s ruins. And just a few miles away, another group is slowly amassing power…led by an enemy with the most terrifying ability of all.
After the jump…the excerpt!
Peter Clines is the author of the genre-blending -14- and the Ex-Heroes series. He grew up in the Stephen King fallout zone of Maine and made his first writing sale at age seventeen to a local newspaper. His first screenplay got him an open door to pitch stories at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Voyager. He is the writer of countless film articles, several short stories, “The Junkie Quatrain”, the rarely-read “The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe”, and the poorly-named website Writer on Writing.
Kristin Centorcelli: Peter, will you tell us a bit about yourself and your background?
Peter Clines: Well, I grew up in New England. Mostly in Maine, in the shadow of that well-known horror writer from Maine. I spent my early years writing awful comic book scripts (I still have some of the very polite rejection letters Jim Shooter sent me from Marvel), and then I moved on to even worse “novels.” I moved to California on a whim after college (where I wrote ever-so-slightly better novels) and stumbled into the film industry, and that got me playing with screenplays (like half the people in Hollywood). After several years I ended up writing for a screenwriting magazine. That gave me the time to sell some stuff to niche markets. And eventually it hit the point that I was writing fiction full time, because by then I’d made pretty much every mistake you could and figured out how to stop making them. Well, most of them, anyway.
That said, this kinda works…
“It’s your kid, Rory. Something’s got to be done about your kid!”
This video is full of wonderful mash-up moments. I especially liked 9-Stein.
Check it out after the jump! …and whatever you do, don’t blink.
Because you can never have too many mashups…