This Day in History – December 28th, 1895

The Lumière brothers, Auguste Marie Louis Nicolas and Louis Jean were the first filmmakers in history. They patented the cinematograph, which in contrast to Edison’s “peepshow” kinetoscope allowed simultaneous viewing by multiple parties. Their first film, Sortie de l’usine Lumière de Lyon, shot in 1894, is considered the first true motion picture. Their first public screening […]

Interview with Terry Huud: “1873: The Insidious Intrigue,” A Composer’s Insight

Words and music. One begins where the other ends. Or so it’s said. But what about film scores? Words and music go together, interweaving to make a single impression. And silent films – well, the music can’t begin where the words end, because there is no dialogue at all. Each project presents a unique challenge, […]

Steam Trek Costuming

To Boldly Go Where No Steampunk Has Gone Before! Yesterday we looked at Star Trek and Steampunk, and set the quest to find to find more at Starbase Indy this weekend . . . tomorrow I shall present the results of those findings, but today we have a display of Steam Trek outfits that were submitted […]

Star Trek & Steampunk

This weekend is the 19th annual Starbase Indy in Indianapolis, Indiana to which myself and a few other Pandora Society folks will be in attendance, but I have no Star Trek attire, so I shall be doing the same thing I did when I first attended the con back in 2011, I shall dress in my Steampunk […]

The Great Adventurer, Doug McClure!

You may remember Doug McClure from such parodies as The Simpsons . . . the “celebrity” Troy McClure who appears in many “educational” films in The Simpsons was inspired by American actor Doug McClure . . . but did you know that during the 1970’s he was the star of a number of films that fit perfectly into the Steampunk genre? […]

Steve Ziolkowski’s Insidious Intrigue

Silent films and computer generated special effects may seem like a combination from beyond the limits of time and space, but Steve Ziolkowski and the team of creatives at Chronophotograph have demonstrated just how well these two divergent ideas can blend. Earlier this year, Chronophotograph realeased 1873: The Insidious Intrigue, a silent film with over […]

Inspector Spacetime Returns to His Roots.

In September 2012, The Pandora Society was thrilled to host Travis “Inspector Spacetime” Richey as a guest of honor at Pandoracon 2012. Inspector Spacetime made its debut on an episode of Community and launched the internet based mythos of the leading Doctor Who parody complete with over 50 years of alternative history backstory for the show at madmanwithabooth.wikia.com. During […]

Paul McCartney’s Adventures in Steampunk?

As many of you will know, the term Steampunk is a play on the term Cyberpunk which was coined 30 years in 1984, and in that same year Beatle’s member Paul McCartney released the movie Give My Regards to Broad Street which although not getting much in the way of critical acclaim or box office success, does have a […]

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