Science fiction is a genre full of strong opinions and huge fans, so its fitting that the current set of science fiction stars have been merged with illustrations of past sci-fi heroes. It’s a tribute to science fiction and the style of art found in graphic novels for the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con by The Hollywood Reporter and illustrator and artist Reid Kikuo Johnson.
First up is Zoe Saldana in ‘Aliens’:
While I’ve enjoyed her so far as an actress the quote here has increased her awesomeness tenfold.
“I grew up in a very science fiction-driven household. … I’m one of the only people who loved Dune.”
Beauty aside, ‘Dune’ is the first major science fiction novel I fell in love with and have re-read over 20 times and she is being portrayed in the first horror movie I can recall watching which cemented my love for the genre.
Second up is Chris Hardwick in ‘Back to the Future‘:
I feel this one is a bit anti-climactic after the first image. Mainly because we go from actress to talk show host and ‘Aliens’ to ‘Back to the Future’. Don’t get me long I love Marty’s adventures through time but for me it’s just not the same.
Next up gives us the always awesome Nathan Fillion in ‘Star Trek’:
He’s already made the term Browncoats into a fan favorite. While I’d personally love to see him as the captain of a ship in a different universe that begins with the name Star, this is a casting call I would have not complained about seeing happen.
“I geek out about anybody Star Trek, anybody Star Wars,” says Nathan Fillion. “Anything that’s shifted culture, shifted me.”
Now this one is fitting, from zombies to space we have Gale Anne Hurd and Norman Reedus in ‘Men in Black’:
One of the creative forces and one of the best actors taking on a completely original character on ‘The Walking Dead’ these two are a perfect fit to be working together and give us two images to enjoy!
Fifth up, though the sixth image for those who are counting, is Tricia Helfer and Zachary Levi in ‘The Princess Bride’:
The every lovely Six from ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and Zachary Levi from Chuck are acting up as one of the staple first geek driven fantasy romance films. Destroy humanity for the Cyclons? As you wish!
Next is Tatiana Maslany in ‘Shaun of the Dead’:
Surprisingly only playing one character, the star of ‘Orphan Black‘ brings us the best zombie killer of all time!
Finally we have Grace Park and Katee Sackhoff in ‘Star Wars’:
I’m a bit surprised they didn’t pair Sackhoff and Helfer with how much they’ve worked together for fundraisers after ‘Battlestar Galactica‘ but these two viper pilots also work and look great together! It’s a shame we can’t get them on screen together again.
What a great piece of science fiction mash ups as well as a tribute to the style found in graphic novels. I hope you all enjoyed these as much as I did as they were a true treat on the eyes!