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(Video) Monsterama Episode 22 – Alien Movie Props

Alien Movie Props in The Bob Burns Collection

Original Alien Face Hugger Puppet

We wrap up the Monsterama series with a monster movie that is near and dear to me.  On the heals of Star Wars, I was space crazy like most other pre-teen kids of the late 1970s.  But I had never lost my love for monster movies.  Famous Monsters of Filmland had effectively (to younger readers) folded the Star Wars generation into their world of classic monsters to stay relevant but also because George Lucas was himself a monster kid who had grown up under the  influence of Uncle Forry and crew.   Then, in 1979, the perfect merger of sci-fi and monster movies arrived to scare all of us Star Wars fans out of our seats.

My parent’s dropped my younger brother and I off at the theater and bought us tickets, giving permission for us to see Alien.  It was terrifying.  I was twelve and it was one of the first monster movies I had ever seen on the big screen.  It was also the first R rated movie I had ever seen.

Needless to say, Alien had a huge impact on this monster kid and I take great pleasure in knowing that so many of the original props used in this terrifying monster in space movie are in the possession of the one and only Bob Burns.  This episode of Monsterama takes us back inside his collection for a closer look at his amazing collection of movie memorabilia from the Alien franchise.

Enjoy:

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(Video) Monsterama Episode 4 – Stan Winston Creature Creator

Monsterama Episode 4 – Stan Winston Creature Creator

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Stan Winston is the creative genius behind an amazing number of screen monsters – from the Alien Queen in Aliens to the dinosaurs of Jurassic Park.  Who could forget the iconic Predator or any of the Terminators? Thanks to Stan’s talents, we don’t have to.

Stan passed away in 2008 but his legacy remains, not only in his films, but he founded the Stan Winston School of Character Arts in LA which continues to train future creature creators today.

This episode of Monsterama takes us inside Stan’s head and his studio – enjoy:

This DVD is available at Amazon.com


Stan Winston Studio: Behind the Scenes Vol. 1

Also available as a hardcover coffee table book:


The Winston Effect: The Art & History of Stan Winston Studio

Perhaps the coolest of all is the online curriculum through the Stan Winston School of Character Arts – these online courses teach how to become a creature creator!  Check out the online courses available:

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Finally, as collectors, Stan’s original line of action figures are pretty impressive as well.  They aren’t too hard to find and prices remain reasonable:
Stan Winston Creatures Mutant Earth TRAKK