We’re guessing Liam Neeson wouldn’t be able to terrify Argos with this goofy multi-colored Kraken, but if he gets a role in Revenge of the Titans we might be willing to see it! The Kraken was one of the great villains of the Carta Marina, the earliest detailed map of Scandinavia and the surrounding seas, and features lovingly-drawn renditions of fantastical marine creatures, from Pristers and Polypus to the classic Sea Serpent. You can read more about the ancient map (and ogle more sea monsters) over at Wired!
Morning Roundup is still staggering through a post-“Ozymandias” landscape, but we’re doing our best. We have super-cute Marvel/DC team-ups, promises of alien contact, and news about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Extravaganza!
- Ancient hashtags!
- Aww…these Marvel/DC buddies are all great, but we like Li’l Ultron and Li’l Brainiac the best.
- OK, Beholder has to be at #1, but we still think OwlBear needed to be higher on this list!
- Please don’t use the words “spooky” “clown” and “grips” in a sentence together, because we just assume the next word will be “throat,” and then we faint.
- The Chief Astronomer of SETI thinks we’ll make contact with extraterrestrial life within 25 years, so we should probably start practicing our first contact scenarios…
- More films are embracing videogame language, in a good way!
- Peter Davison is going to dust off his celery stalk for an appearance in “The Day of The Doctor.”
- In honor of everyone who got through Yom Kippur, we give you Kvetching Fire.
- Archaeology TAs battle each other while the adjuncts mock them, because it is the only joy adjuncts can find in life! At least, that’s what we imagine happens when these archaeologists test Bronze-Age weaponry.
- We have to respectfully disagree with this xkcd fiction rule.
- Here are 9 of the many women who have shaped sci-fi. Now go forth and read!
- And finally, via the good people of Boing Boing, here’s what it might look like if J.J. Abrams directed Galaxy Quest: