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Ralph McQuarrie 1929 – 2012

Yet another sad passing has been announced in the world of SciFi.

Ralph McQuarrie was an artist involved with the biggest and best in science fiction and fantasy movies. His work is used in Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Back to the Future and many many more.

Please see his webiste to see what this great man has done and to pay your respects.


The following comes from his website:

It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Ralph McQuarrie.
People say you should never meet your heroes. Ralph was the exception to that rule. We were all fans of his amazing art long before we were blessed with his friendship. But once you got to know Ralph it was impossible not to become a fan of Ralph the man.
Ralph was a very special person for many more reasons than his undeniable brilliance with a brush. He was an especially kind, sensitive, deep, modest, funny and fascinating gentleman. And as fine a role model as any one could have wished for.

His influence on design will be felt forever. There’s no doubt in our hearts that centuries from now amazing spaceships will soar, future cities will rise and someone, somewhere will say…

“that looks like something?Ralph McQuarrie?painted.”

Feeling Old?

If you are not feeling old now (and are a similar vintage to me) read this and see if you feel the same.

The Arnie movie The Terminator is nearly 30 years old. The first sequel is over 20 years old and the third movie is nearly 10 years old.

If Back To The Future were remade today Marty would be traveling back to the 1980s.

I first saw the teaser to Jurassic Park 20 years ago.

The first Star Wars Prequel was released 13 years ago and Attack of the Clones 10.

Henry Thomas, Elliot from ET, is now 40 YEARS OLD.

Dakota Fanning, the girl from Tom Cruise version of War of the Worlds, is 18 next month.

The babies who played Oscar in Ghostbusters 2 are now 23!

This is the same age as Jake Lloyd who played Anakin in The Phantom Menace.

.. Any more? Please comment

Back to the Future Final Episode

Telltale Games, the leading independent digital publisher and developer of episodic interactive entertainment, today set the time circuits for June 23, 2011, as the day the final episode of Back to the Future: The Game launches. Buckle your seat belts and ramp up the ?gigawatts? as the final episode entitled ?Outatime? hits 88 MPH!

Telltale Games? Back to the Future: The Game, developed through a licensing deal with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, continues the adventures of Marty McFly and Doc Brown, as it reunites the film?s creators and several actors in a story-driven, episodic video game that has delighted fans since its launch last winter.

?The voyage of contributing to the creation of Back to the Future: The Game has been a fantastic one,? said original movie screenwriter, producer and video game story consultant Bob Gale. ??I?ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Telltale Games to continue a story I helped create 25 years ago in an entirely new medium, and to do so with iconic members of the original cast.?

As revealed on Spike TV?s GameTrailers Pre E3 show, Michael J. Fox will voice two unannounced cameo roles in the finale of Telltale Games? most successful episodic video game series, Back to the Future: The Game.? An exclusive video is now available showing a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of Back to the Future: The Game as Telltale brings the key creative talent back together for this landmark event.

Adds Dan Connors, CEO for Telltale Games, ?Fans have completely embraced Back to the Future: The Game and it has quickly become our most successful game to date.? Because the series finale promises to be something extraordinary, we are offering the first episode free of charge up until launch of the finale on June 23 to encourage all Back to the Future fans who haven?t yet joined in on the episodic game series to jump in and get caught up prior to June 23.?

Telltale Games is making it easier to go Back to the Future by offering the entire five episode game season for $19.99 from now until the finale?s launch on June 23. Episode one is also available free of charge to fans who pick up the?Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD while stocks last. Fans that have yet to pick up the series can download the first free episode for PC and Mac from www.telltalegames.com.? iPad owners can download the first episode free of charge via the iTunes AppStore for a limited time.

The entire season of Back to the Future: The Game is also available for the PlayStation 3 and can be purchased via the PlayStation Network at the PlayStation Store for the low price of $24.99.


Review By Paul Mount, 4.5 out of 5

Well, you pays your money, you makes your choice? You can wait until December for the Region 2 Boxset of Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale’s epic time travel trilogy or you can track down the Region 4 (Region 2 compatible too, according to the packaging) boxset at a bit under twenty quid. The difference? Well, apart from several pounds, word is that the Region 2 (and Region 1) sets will have more extras. Big wow. Please remember that it really ought to be about the films – pristine quality digital images of top quality movies – and the extras really ought to be just that?xtras, the tasty dessert following the movie main course. The Region 4 Boxset is very nicely served in terms of extras and there doesn? seem to be a lot more promised in the UK/US boxsets that isn? available here.