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Star Trek's Journey to Babel: Standout Episode for Mother's Day

by Allison Waldman, posted May 10th 2009 9:03AM
Spock and his momToday is Mother's Day, and while J.J. Abrams' new big screen version of Star Trek re-imagines the mythology of the Enterprise crew and vanquishes Spock's mother Amanda in an alternate time line, I prefer to remember Spock's mother the way she was on television. On the original Star Trek episode that aired on November 17, 1967, "Journey to Babel," introduced Ambassador Sarek of Vulcan and his lovely human wife Amanda, when they boarded the Enterprise on a diplomatic mission. It was a shock to Captain Kirk to discover that the elegant older couple were not merely envoys, they were in fact, Spock's parents.

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Homer Simpson as a real person

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 10th 2007 1:29PM

homer simpsonI love horror movies, and I've seen a lot of scary things in my time, but this might possibly be the most horrifying thing I've ever seen. Watch with a mixture of awe and complete abject terror as a relatively normal-looking guy slowly morphs into a humanoid version of Homer Simpson.

I think it's a pretty good likeness, though the eyes should be rounder and less almond-shaped. Still, who am I to complain? I wouldn't even know how to make something this cool, so kudos to the creator.

I must say, however, that I like artist Roberto Parada's "human" version of Homer Simpson a lot more. It's both beautiful and grotesque at the same time, and the bulging vein-y eyes really sell it.

There are also many examples of human actors portrayed as cartoon images. For example:

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Irate viewer sends human remains to Japanese TV station

by Anna Johns, posted May 12th 2006 11:12AM
table tennis; tv tokyoThis has to be the strangest response ever to a television station's programming decision. Someone delivered a plastic bag of cremated human remains (complete with bone fragments) to TV Tokyo in Japan. The note accompanying the package said that the viewer who sent it was angry about the station's decision to extend its live coverage of the world table-tennis championships, pre-empting the Inu Kami cartoon.

Hmmm. What would I do if a Trailblazers game cropped out part of Lost? Oh, yeah. I'd download it off the internet.

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