I followed a thread I picked up at Dark Roasted Blend: Weird and Wonderful Things, in a post called "Strange Knits and Yarn Monsters," which led me to instructions for knitting Daleks from Entropy House: "Extermaknit". Image from EH too.
(Almost cuter than my own winsome dalek, and definitely cuddlier.)
More geek knitting can be found at Kimberley Chapman, who posts instructions for crafts of all kinds, such as "How to Make an Orc Head Cake" and instructions for knitting Little Dudes, including Star Trek: TNG figures, but not, alas, Little Dudes from the Original Series.
Dark Roasted Blend also posted an Overview of Pulp Art, which led me to the Fantastic Art of Frank R. Paul, and his version of the Fly.
Rebecca'd been wondering what the difference between a rocket ship and a spaceship is, and I said, for me, rocket ships are from the great era of sci-fi pulp art.
This is the sort of stuff I mean.
I love it.
And, look: isn't that a proto-Dalek?
I found all this because last night I was idly browsing through bloggers who list Elling on their profiles' Favorite Movies--only 420 blogs, many of them not in English--which led me to the amusing Pratie Place, who featured DRB's pulp art.
And thus we while away our days, happily pulling on loose threads...