Out of nowhere, this song’s been in my head all day so far. Holy nostalgia (It’s… 21 years old? Maybe older?), but at the same time, weirdly fitting for my hopeful mindset on this New Year’s Eve. Happy Hogmanay, world. May 2015 be kinder to us all.

Drawing The Line At

I got a Wacom tablet for Christmas. First two sketches from playing with it:



All of this may be of importance to what’s to follow in the World That’s Coming 2015. (Or may not, depending.)

“550 Artists were interviewed over the last ten years. At some point during those interviews, they were asked a question and told to answer with one word only. Some stuck to one, some said more, some answered quickly, some thought it through, and some didn’t answer at all. That question… Lennon or McCartney.”

Love this so much. Good work, Matt Schichter.


Star Trek III’s release suffered heavily outside of North America due to the juggernaut that was Ghostbusters, earning less than $10m in the foreign movie market.

To help boost the followup’s marketability in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia, Paramount changed the fourth movie’s title to The Voyage Home: Star Trek IV. The video shown here is the special prologue added to foreign theatrical prints to bring the audience up to speed.

This may have worked to some extent; Star Trek IV did $24m in business outside of the United States, a fifth of the film’s overall earnings.

To show how much things have changed, Star Trek Into Darkness made $467m worldwide and $239m of that was from the foreign market. That’s roughly 51%.

(And yes, the video sounds a bit sped up; it’s a common problem with the conversion of PAL video to NTSC.)

I find this weirdly fascinating, and now I wonder if there are other “lost” bits of movies I never knew about.