Around the Web: two losses for the geek world, a Klingon keyboard, and a periodic table of awesoments

R.I.P. Ricardo Montalban -The Mexican-born actor best known to geeks as Khan (and best known to everyone else as Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island) passed away yesterday at the age of 88.  He had been a Mexican film star before getting picked up by MGM for a series of flashy musicals, and the rest is history. We’ll miss you, Ricardo.

R.I.P. Patrick McGoohanThe Prisoner star also passed away yesterday at the age of 80.  McGoohan won two Emmys for two entirely different roles on Columbo and played King Edward Longshanks in Braveheart, but he’ll always just be Six to us. We’ll miss you, too.

Klingon Keyboard – I think a real geek would have remapped his or her current keyboard. Or changed it to Dvorak.

The Periodic Table of Awesoments – I don’t think it spoils anything to tell you that element number 1 is Bacon, followed by 2 Ninja. I can’t believe that Ramen is ranked higher than Black Holes, but what’ll you do.

John Barrowman to write Torchwood comic  – He’ll be collaborating with his sister, Carol E. Barrowman.

The Curious Case of VFX for Benjamin Button – Digital Domain explains how it approached the film.

Mickey Mouse autobot will destroy your roads, then hunt you down – Check out the look in his eye… he means business. More information here.

I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape – A 1983 music video. Via ecmyers.

RIAA file-sharing hearings to be webcast – A first for the internet, you can see all the glory of shouting lawyers streaming on the web.

The Making of “The Special One” – A look at the process behind the sculpture.

Rendering a spacegirl in Illustrator – A step-by-step.


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