Our favorite Steampunk Tease Kato seems to have something fun planned for our entertainment. I wish I knew exactly what SteamGirl was, but from what I can see it involves rocket packs, ray guns, and strong Steampunk overtones.
Why? Because it has airships in it. And the Nazi’s ruined airships for us. So I’m going to watch it when this movie comes out, just so I can see Nazi’s get their ass kicked. Iron Sky tells a story of how the Nazi’s sent some backup Nazi’s to the moon to hold out and build up forces so that they could one day come back and win World War II.
Whatever. It’s some kind of goofy Mars Attacks take on Nazi’s in some kind of post-war Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow style. I doubt I’ll see it in the theaters unless they change up the trailers, or if I’m really bored. Although, just looking at the poster makes we wonder exactly what will happen.
The trailer reveals Airships (oooooh), gears (aaaaaah), space stations, space battles, A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthogs, hot blonde Nazi cheerleaders, a token black guy, they blow up the Statue of Liberty, and make fun of Sarah Palin.
PBS Arts brings us this lovely short exploring the facets of Steampunk and the different ways people use it to express themselves.
Steampunk art evokes an alternate reality where steam is the primary source of power. Technology, though highly advanced, has taken on a very different look and feel, and fashion is heavily influenced by Victorian styles. In this episode, we explore the Steampunk aesthetic and art movement. We speak with a Steampunk artist, a composer who created an entire piece of music inspired by Steampunk, and a performing arts collective whose work falls naturally into this intriguing world.