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A Merry Band of Puppeteers

January 11th, 2014 | Category: Farscape Alumni,slightly Farscape

The youngest is 21. The oldest is 41. Some are students. Some are industry professionals. They come from Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Arkansas, New York, California, Oklahoma, and England. They’re all passionate about creating creatures for storytelling.

Meet the contestants in Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge. Read their bio’s, and you’ll see that each of them loved puppets and creatures from an early age. Each of them are thrilled to be working with Creature Shop mentors. And each of them are hoping to win the grand prize – $100,000 and a chance to work for The Creature Shop™. 

Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge premieres March 25rd on SyFy.

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Life On Mars

June 08th, 2011 | Category: Farscape Ha Ha,slightly Farscape,Technology

Imaginative Farscape fans live in a nexus of the real, the surreal, and the hyper-real. Just about anything becomes grist for the concatenation mill. For example, the news that NASA’s Mars rover, Opportunity, which has roamed the surface of Mars since 2004, has reached the 30 Kilometer mark (18.5 miles, or about 3 metras), made this earthbound human ponder life on Mars.

Imagine spending the last 7 years roaming the surface of Mars.

“Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids

In fact it’s cold as hell

And there’s no one there to raise them if you did…

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Mahna Mahna

January 08th, 2011 | Category: Great Lakes Area,Science,slightly Farscape,Technology

I couldn’t think of a better way to chase away the mid-winter blues than by visiting the Jim Henson’ Fantastic World exhibit at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, which runs for the entire month of January.

Both are fine institutions guaranteed to provide loads of family fun.

Check out this article for more fun things to do this winter in Chcago.

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Lisa Henson Explains

December 12th, 2010 | Category: slightly Farscape

A brief recap of how Jim Henson began his puppet business, and about why the Muppets were sold to Disney.

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Write Like An Egyptian

December 29th, 2008 | Category: slightly Farscape

Anyone reading this who hasn’t seen the beginning of season 4 should stop reading right here.

I’ll wait while the newbies clear out…..

Waiting in wintertime in Wisconsin

(That’s how we wait, here in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin.)

 

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