An electricity-shaped alien life-form invades a radar ship & takes control of its machine-shop & computers so it can build itself into an army of robots that include human zombie body parts! “The more the technology becomes familiar to people the more they’re going to be able to put names to what these artifacts are; like with stop-motion & its jerky quality. That was not visible to the lion’s share of the public, say, when The Lost World was released (in 1925)” -Virus special effects artist Phil Tippet on CGI (which was used in this film) versus his former field of expertise stop-motion animation, from an interview with Stephen Bissette in Animato Magazine, #35, summer 1996. Indeed, a clever press preview of the original Lost World’s creature footage had the New York Times actually contemplate the possibility that its dinosaurs might have been brought to life via some secret spiritist methods of “ectoplasm & other things unknown to most minds”! The heading for this Motion Picture Purgatory which originally appeared in a 1999 issue of The Montreal Mirror was “Technocratic Terror Traumatizes Rootin’ Tootin’ Troubleshooters!” As always; the original art’s for sale @ 100 bucks. More deets below or contact me for info. (To see image full-sized, click on it to open in a new window & use the magnify function).
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & a color newsprint tear-sheet (or B&W gray tones, depending on when it came out) from where it was originally published. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.