Contest: ENTER SF&F Avatar Contest: Destination: Moon -- The Fiction

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  1. Avro Arrow

    Avro Arrow Just Another Product of Today Moderator

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    I have the unusual honour of running the avatar contests in SF&F, TV&M and Miscellaneous all at the same time this week. So I thought it would be fun to have an overall theme for all three contests. And what better choice of theme than...

    As you know, last week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon for the very first time! In honour of this momentous occasion, our overall theme is Destination: Moon!

    For this specific contest, we will be looking at The Fiction. Your entry can be from any movie or TV show depicting humans on, or going to, the moon. The only stipulation is that your entry must be from something that is completely fictional... think Space: 1999 or Moon, or even a scene of going to the moon to find, say, a giant transforming robot, even if the rest of the movie isn't specifically moon-related.

    Standard avatar contest rules apply: maximum image size of 200 x 200, and maximum image size of 1 MB. You may enter two avatars. Contest will be open for about a week.

    Here are my entries to start us off:

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    - Futurama, "The Series has Landed"

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    - Apollo 18


    If you are interested, I invite you to check out the other two contests:
    A special thank you goes to @Kai "the spy" , for letting me run with this after we tied in the last contest!

    Have fun! :techman:
     
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  3. Orac

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    Here's a couple of Moon Mobiles investigating a crashed UFO in an episode of UFO:
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    And here's the Aries 1B landing on the Moon in 2001: A Space Odyssey --
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  4. Kai "the spy"

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    For my first entry, I'm gonna re-use this one:

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    From Fritz Lang's "Frau im Mond" ("Woman in the Moon") from 1929, presenting the first ever countdown to a rocket launch.

    And for seconds, Zod's last stop before landing on Planet Houston:
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  5. JD

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    Does the entry have to actually show the moon, or can it just be from something set on the moon?
     
  6. tharpdevenport

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    EDIT: DISREGUARD.

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    Nike: Just Destroy It!
     
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  7. tharpdevenport

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    Well, shit, I forgot Avrio already did that one. Ignore that entry (and Avro, you're free to take the gif I made!).
     
  8. auntiehill

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    A Trip to the Moon, 1902.
     
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  9. Nerys Myk

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    The First Men In The Moon, 1964

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    ERB's The Moon Maid, 1926
     
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  10. Avro Arrow

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    Does not have to actually show the moon. Your image doesn't even technically have to be set on the moon, as long as it's from something about going to the moon.

    Tell you what, since you went through the effort to make a gif, why don't you just go with that one, and I'll rescind my Futurama entry.

    I know it's small and hard to see anything, but does this image technically violate the board's SFW guidelines?
     
  11. Avro Arrow

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    For my replacement entry, I went with the thread's namesake...

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    - Destination Moon
     
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    Nerys Myk Kang, now with ridges Premium Member

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    I used to sell the book at the store where I worked, so it was safe for my work.
     
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    Space Gun from Things to Come (1936)
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    From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
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  14. JD

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    GERTY, the AI from Moon.
     
  15. tharpdevenport

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    Thanks, Avro.
     
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  16. Avro Arrow

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    Last call! I'm planning to post the poll on Monday.

    Sorry, but I'm going to have to disqualify that entry. I suspect you may argue that it's too small to see anything, but I don't necessarily know what Google's threshold is, and I have to err on the side of caution.

    I have done an image search, and there are a number of cover variants without nudity, if you'd like to replace it with one of those.
     
  17. Nerys Myk

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    Nah, I'm a Frazetta fan.
     
  18. Orac

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    She's not nude, she's wearing a cape. ;)
     
  19. Avro Arrow

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    I see a bad poll rising!
     
  20. Kai "the spy"

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    Well, you can see the moon there.
     
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