Handy monster identification chart

22 10 2009

How Godzilla measures up

How Godzilla measures up

We saw this over at io9.com today. A handy guide for identifying scale in your Monsters. Who knew King Kong was so small compared to Godzilla? This poster and many others can be found at the Visual Aid Shop.





The Loch Ness Terror/Beyond Loch Ness (2008)

19 10 2009

Open wide!

Open wide!

This movie with Nessie is messy and certainly not for jessies! A plesiosaur turns up in a Canadian lake and starts murdering the inhabitants of a small town. It only turns out that this is THE Loch Ness monster and its been chased from Scotland to Canada by rugged and ridiculous cryptozoologist James Murphy, played by Charmed regular Brian Krause.
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“These crabs are so strong they can lift and throw cars..”

16 10 2009

The US has genetically bred giant crabs for use in the construction industry.


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Swarm/Destination:Infestation (2007)

13 10 2009
"You've got something on your face... no, there..."

"You've got something on your face... no, there..."

ANTS ON A PLANE! is probably the best way to describe Destination: Infestation which cropped-up on the Sci Fi Channel under the name Swarm. Alongside The Hive, D:I is yet another movie about ants, this time hailing from the jungles of South America that manage to infest a human host and invade a plane. This movie has a twist though: if you hate men, you’ll probably enjoy it.

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NASA’s Moon Bomb will unleash giant centipedes

9 10 2009
MONSTROUS CENTIPEDES BENEATH THE LUNAR SURFACE!

MONSTROUS CENTIPEDES BENEATH THE LUNAR SURFACE!

At 12:30BST today NASA will bomb the moon in the search for water beneath the lunar surface. If the movie First Men in the Moon (1964) taught us anything, it will unleash giant centipedes.
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An overview of Giant Monsters in Doctor Who – part two

8 10 2009

The New Series (2005 – present)

The Daddy Dalek from Parting of the Ways

The Daddy Dalek from Parting of the Ways

Nick Walters continues his look at Doctor Who’s biggest enemies!

Part one here.

Doctor Who returned to our screens in 2005, and is now more popular than ever before. Its special effects are, as I said before, fantastic – but, as I hinted before, this hasn’t meant that they are completely flawless. So, focusing on the remit of this article, what has this meant for the Chimerae, Dinomads, Xenopods and Megabots?
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An overview of Giant Monsters in Doctor Who – part one

5 10 2009
Giant ants vs giant butterflies in The Web Planet

Giant ants vs giant butterflies in The Web Planet

Doctor Who author and writer Nick Walters writes on the show’s obsession with BIG creatures!

SUPER SIZE WHO! or “Not so little, Peri!”

Introduction

Doctor Who has always been about the monsters, right from the very start. Well, almost. The programme began with an unearthly child, a couple of teachers and some cavemen, of course, and it was only in the second story that monsters trundled into view in the sinister shape of the Daleks, and history was made. Sydney Newman’s loathing of BEMs turned out to pissing in the wind as the Doctor’s first encounter with the evil pepperpots set in motion a battle which still rages now; new Who Matt Smith is, and this is hardly a spoiler, set to face the Daleks when the series returns full-time in 2010.
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