Background: In my life, I’ve had the honor of meeting two late science fiction legends, special effects master Ray Harryhausen and visionary writer Ray Bradbury. The two Rays shared a lifelong friendship, bonding in their late teens over a mutual love of dinosaurs. 1,313 more words
Tags » Ray Harryhausen
For over a year now, I’ve been following the interesting photography displayed at the Subatomic Tourism blog on WordPress. And if you think you’ve seen anything like this work before…think again!
Of Ray Harryhausen’s black-and-white creature films, most fans will pick 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) featuring the reptilian bi-pedal Ymir as their favorite film. It has a lot to offer —an unusual storyline which has a space crew carting an embryonic egg capsule of a sulfur-eating creature from Venus back to Earth, Italian coastal landscapes, an exciting finale in Rome, Harryhausen’s superb animation of a spacecraft (a rocket!) and the star of the show, the Ymir. 770 more words