Friday, January 21, 2011

Millenium Falcon Belt Buckle

 
The Millenium Falcon, flying through space
Many of my friends are Star Trek fans, in a pretty hard-core way, and much time in social gatherings has been spent discussing Star Trek movies, the themes in movies and shows, the larger moral/political meaning of the plot lines, and the relative value of Star Trek versus Star Wars. 

I'm a big Star Wars fan, not because I think it's somehow superior in content to Star Trek, but because the original movies were amazing, were done in stop-motion, and were just awesome to watch.  It saddens me that the DVDs have been remastered so that all of the stop-motion stuff has been replaced with CGI, and it's just *not as good*.  Everyone assumes that CGI is superior in special effects to everything else, but I think the o.g. Star Wars trilogy is the ultimate counter-example.  That said, if anyone has the original VHS tapes and wants to share them, I have a VCR in top condition.  We can be old-school together.

These considerations aside, and mostly because it's Friday, and I'm looking forward to a weekend in Ottawa with two of my girlfriends, and because I love walking around going "pew pew!  pew pew pew!", I'm wearing my Millenium Falcon belt buckle.  All shall behold its glory!

The Millenium Falcon, sitting on my belt

4 comments:

  1. oh my fucking god. i had no idea you'd gotten this (i'm WAY behind on net stuff). I FUCKING LOVE THIS A LOT. dear god. so cool.

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  2. This is so cool! I've been looking for a Millenium Falcon belt buckle EVERYWHERE and I can't find it for the life of me, where did you get/how did you make it?

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    1. Hi! I got it at a store in Montreal, Quebec, called General 54 back when I was living down the street from it. I don't remember the name of the artist who made the buckle - they also made/make a line of buckles/necklaces/etc with Montreal's Metro logo. General 54's website is here: http://general54.blogspot.com/, and there's contact info, so you could email and ask them!

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    2. Thanks so much! I will definitely check it out!

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