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#1    EllJay

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:42 AM

In these days of CGI the craftsmanship of good masks,  makeup and/or mechanics are a bit on decline. But some of the better aliens or monsters I've seen wasn't CGI. Two was actually from Farscape,
What is your favourite?

NamTar The Mad Scientist from Farscape:




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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:57 AM

Another was the Devil in Legend. Amongst the better monsters I have seen, and the movie is from 1985 nonetheless.




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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:00 AM

Also have to throw in the Scarrans from Farscape here.



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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

Farscape was pretty awesome ....
I love a lot of the original Hellraiser Cenobytes


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Posted 27 January 2013 - 03:20 AM

Man, I thought I would have a bunch of examples for this thread but am drawing a blank now. I'll have to keep thinking. Yours are good.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 04:31 AM

View Post_Only, on 27 January 2013 - 03:20 AM, said:

Man, I thought I would have a bunch of examples for this thread but am drawing a blank now. I'll have to keep thinking. Yours are good.
Post them when you thought of some.

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Farscape was pretty awesome ....
I love a lot of the original Hellraiser Cenobytes

Pinhead was a pretty original character. Besides his spikes, I liked his clothing.

Farscape is a great series. The only thing about the show that I truly hate, is the theme music.
It sounds like if one made music out of a stroke and a seizure. Like frantic clawing with nails on a chalkboard and flaying 15 cats alive at the same time. It's the soundtrack to an epilepsy attack.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 09:31 AM

Is this thread any different to the "Your favourite movie monsters" thread - LINK.  I get that one is dealing with "movies" whereas you started this thread off with a comment about a tv-series in Farscape, but I feel that people are responding to this with other movie monsters as well, and I'm struggling to find a reason not to merge the threads.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

View PostParanoid Android, on 27 January 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

Is this thread any different to the "Your favourite movie monsters" thread - LINK.  I get that one is dealing with "movies" whereas you started this thread off with a comment about a tv-series in Farscape, but I feel that people are responding to this with other movie monsters as well, and I'm struggling to find a reason not to merge the threads.
To me movie monsters mean Frankenstein ,Alien ,The Thing .
This list is endless .

Cool make up creations that have no CGI ,is actually different . To me anyway .

The klingons ,aren't movie monsters . Chewbacca ,isn't a monster .He's a,friendly ,albeit cranky,alien .
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:19 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 27 January 2013 - 01:26 PM, said:

To me movie monsters mean Frankenstein ,Alien ,The Thing .
This list is endless .

Cool make up creations that have no CGI ,is actually different . To me anyway .

The klingons ,aren't movie monsters . Chewbacca ,isn't a monster .He's a,friendly ,albeit cranky,alien .
Like that .
Such as the Devil from Legend and Pinhead from Hellraiser, both of which made appearances in this thread.  I understand your point, and for that reason I'll leave this be for now.  Hopefully people understand that before posting, else this may just turn into a congruent Movie Monster thread, in which case the threads will have to be merged.  But for now, I guess here are some of my favourites:

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G'kar (and others of the Narn race) from Babylon 5.

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The Borg, Star Trek

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:25 AM

View PostParanoid Android, on 28 January 2013 - 05:19 AM, said:

Such as the Devil from Legend and Pinhead from Hellraiser, both of which made appearances in this thread.  I understand your point, and for that reason I'll leave this be for now.  Hopefully people understand that before posting, else this may just turn into a congruent Movie Monster thread, in which case the threads will have to be merged.  But for now, I guess here are some of my favourites:

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G'kar (and others of the Narn race) from Babylon 5.

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The Borg, Star Trek
It's a fine line . I guess die hards such as myself ,separate monster and alien .
I think more of classic monsters .
I wouldn't even consider the fly man thing from the fly remake,a monster ......
Dunno,maybe I'm just weird
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:58 PM

View PostParanoid Android, on 27 January 2013 - 09:31 AM, said:

Is this thread any different to the "Your favourite movie monsters" thread - LINK.  I get that one is dealing with "movies" whereas you started this thread off with a comment about a tv-series in Farscape, but I feel that people are responding to this with other movie monsters as well, and I'm struggling to find a reason not to merge the threads.

I see that you already discussed the issue but just to add and/or clarify for others; for the thread title to not be to long I just put movies in there but I think TV-series fits equally good since the mask-making is the same there.
Also, the other monster-thread, as I understand it is about favourite monster character of any sort, not about how they look regardless if its CGI, animated or masks, and also about their role in the movie and how they interact. This thread is solely about the art of masks, makeup and/or mechanics, and I believe I explained it in the OP.

PS: G'kar was a good one. :)

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:49 PM

What were the weird things in Bab5 called... Vorgons? Vorlons? The weird spirity things encased in an odd cybernetic "thing"...? I was never a fan of Bab 5 but those were an intriguing idea.


Graboids were pretty well-made... for a giant dusty worm.
The first wolf transformation in Company of Wolves (the skinless one).
I think the first time I saw Yoda it blew my mind, same with the banthas... but I was something like 3 years old...
The Thing!!! The puppetry of several of those gribbly beasties was insane.
Speaking of puppets- I love the Skeksis and many of the goblins from Labyrinth, incredible.
That weird giant dirt turtle thing in Never Ending Story, with all the trees growing out its shell.

And of course nothing, NO CGI will ever come close to the magic of Harryhausen's Dynamation!

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