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shrox
04-16-2012, 06:42 PM
From the FresnoBee. April 29, 1934

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff482/shrox2000/1934FresnoBeeApril29FresnoCApaleo-future.jpg

adk
04-16-2012, 06:57 PM
Now, if someone made this I would jump at the chance to see it ... unlike the current "original" :D

Shabazzy
04-16-2012, 07:41 PM
George Orwell has a lot to answer for.

jeric_synergy
04-16-2012, 07:52 PM
That's more George Herbert Wells than George Orwell. :)

Shabazzy
04-16-2012, 08:30 PM
I think you mean Herbert George Wells and yes I can see how that would be appropriate.

I guess I was more focused on the headline and byline, and thinking on how Orwell's writings seem to be fitting in quite nicely with the dystopian imagery.

Ernest
04-16-2012, 10:20 PM
I'm just glad Hitler did not read that issue!
Maybe for Iron Sky 2?

jeric_synergy
04-16-2012, 11:54 PM
I think you mean Herbert George Wells and yes I can see how that would be appropriate.
d'oh!!!! :newhere:

jeric_synergy
04-16-2012, 11:55 PM
I'm just glad Hitler did not read that issue!
Maybe for Iron Sky 2?
Retro-future past is so much better than real past.

Nangleator
04-17-2012, 09:46 AM
Retro-future past is so much better than real past.
Retro-future not necessarily better than real present... just more interesting.

Cryonic
04-17-2012, 10:15 AM
This looks more like Mechwarrior than Transformers. These don't change form, they are just giant fighting machines controlled remotely.

biliousfrog
04-17-2012, 11:11 AM
I always found it funny that giant robots are often seen as a great weapon, surely something which can fight from far away is better?

shrox
04-17-2012, 03:17 PM
I always found it funny that giant robots are often seen as a great weapon, surely something which can fight from far away is better?

I guess giant robots punching each other out has more appeal than just lobbing a nuke.

sandman300
04-17-2012, 03:32 PM
My first thought was "Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow" but I think its more like a Steampumk Gundam (except for the remote thing).

jeric_synergy
04-17-2012, 03:43 PM
My first thought was "Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow" but I think its more like a Steampumk Gundam .....
Which would be AWESOME.

Dexter2999
04-17-2012, 04:01 PM
Hmmmm....
http://www.andybaird.com/travels/maine/photos/spider.jpg

But more closely in concept to Giant Robot, remote contol...
http://www.anime.com/Gigantor/images/circle-01.jpg

and more recently...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_krUrrc1IfME/S8YpKxk81lI/AAAAAAAAAPA/GgvaAHOidlw/s1600/HEROMAN.jpg

and lest we forget...
http://images.eonline.com/eol_images/Entire_Site/201196//425.steel.lc.100611.jpg

Shabazzy
04-17-2012, 04:19 PM
Retro-future past is so much better than real past.

Jeric. I have to thank you for the above, because in all my years I would never have thought it possible to construct a sentence with so many conflicting tenses.

You sir, have literally blown my mind. :thumbsup:

Thank you sir. I salute you.

Shabazzy

dwburman
04-17-2012, 11:47 PM
1940's Giant Fighting Robot from outer space :)

http://cavebabble.pnrnetworks.popcornnroses.com/files/2011/02/IronGiant1.jpg

colkai
04-18-2012, 05:45 AM
Ahh, now that's a robot!

JBT27
04-18-2012, 06:10 AM
It's not the robot or the aircraft shooting at him that's upsetting the child ... it's just he's not too keen on heights.

Julian.

jeric_synergy
04-18-2012, 06:52 AM
I should watch that, I've always heard it's excellent.

Nangleator
04-18-2012, 09:17 AM
If that's original art, I'm really impressed at the movie's faithfulness.

It's a good movie. Probably great, if you're young.

jeric_synergy
04-18-2012, 10:35 AM
??? I think that was some of the promo art for the movie's release.

The director's next movie, IIRC, was "The Incredibles".