His work anticipated the real-world blurring of the organic and the mechanical, the real and the virtual, that powered so much science fiction and so much horror over the last thirty years. The fact that horror and science fiction have become increasingly indistinguishable is partly due to Giger’s imagery, and designs that borrowed or outright stole from him.
Of course, the terrific Matt Zoller Seitz delivers a terrific retrospective on H.R. Giger’s work and the influence it chest-bursted upon the science fiction world. Great read.
Thanks! I do occasionally pause before the “publish” button, wondering if I’m the only person who thinks this or that is funny, and the Connery thing was certainly one of those pauses.
But you know what? I still laugh at nearly everything I’ve made here, and I’ve had dozens of posts that I thought were hilarious that no one cared about, so oh well.
I’ll take the word “disturbing” and a slow clap as badges of honor any day of the week.
Here’s a suggestion for anyone with too much time on their hands: stroll through my My GIFs tag here and let me know which is your favorite and/or the one you’d most classify as “disturbing”. I’ll post any replies I get!