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Alien Actor

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For most of the film's scenes the Alien was portrayed by Bolaji Badejo. A latex costume was specifically made to fit Badejo's 6-foot-10-inch (208 cm) slender frame, made by taking a full-body plaster cast of him. Badejo attended t'ai chi and mime classes in order to create convincing movements for the Alien. However, in a few scenes, such as when the Alien lowers itself from the ceiling to kill Brett, the creature was portrayed by stuntmen Eddie Powell and Roy Scammell; in that scene a costumed Powell was suspended on wires and then lowered in an unfurling motion. Continue reading to see more actors outside their parts, compiled by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.

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Honda NM4 Ghost in the Shell

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Ghost in the Shell follows the Major (Scarlett Johansson), special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic's advancements in cyber technology. Here's a first look at the modified Honda NM4 motorcycle that will be Major's vehicle of choice in the film. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of John Wick with NERF guns.

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USSV Rhino XT Fast 8

Think of the USSV Rhino XT as an armored luxury SUV for the streets, complete with flared fenders, carbon fiber-reinforced body panels, designer tow hooks, and most importantly, a heavy-duty roll cage. Simply remove the fender flares to transform it from an vehicle to a rugged off-road machine. Inside, you'll find an Alpine premium navigation system, 3D instrument cluster, and posh red leather seats. It's powered by a naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 engine generating 285 horsepower, plenty for the mean roads of "The Fate of the Furious", also known as "Fast 8". Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a hacked Nintendo Switch.

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Mad Max: Fury Road Cars

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Mad Max: Fury Road may be set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities, but there was no shortage of vehicles in the film. Photographer John Platt captured these apocalyptic machines before many were destroyed on set in the Namibian desert. Envisioned by writer director George Miller, production designer Colin Gibson managed to bring 150 of these beasts to life. The movie has grossed over $378-million worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the Mad Max franchise. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information. Click here to view a few bonus images of the motorcycles from Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Artist Aydın Buyktas from Turkey turned the streets of Istanbul into surreal Inception-like scenes for his latest series, titled "Flatland." These images warp American landscapes into mind-bending worlds that defy the laws of physics. "The idea that I could depict surreal places that I saw in my dreams and thought of in my childhood gradually started to occur in my mind,. During my childhood and adolescence, I read science fiction series of writers such as Isaac Asimov and H.G. Wells and scientific and technical journals. These books made me question issues such as wormholes, black holes, parallel universes, gravitation, and the bending of space and time. While I was reading 'hyperspace' by Michio Kaku, I was obsessed with the idea of a black hole occurring in the place we live, and how it would bend space, time and place," said Buyuktas. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here to view a few bonus images.

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Electrified Wolverine Claws

"The Hacksmith" is an inventor known for his superhero creations, with the latest being a pair of electrified Wolverine claws, just in time for the release of Logan. Measuring in at 13-inches long, they're constructed from high carbon steel, and then nickel plated for a mirror finish. They took approximately 20 hours to manufacture, with the outline being waterjet cut, while the blade details were machined on a CNC. Next, a car battery was connected to the claws, positive on one, and negative on the other. When connecting them together, the battery is short-circuited, resulting in sparks that can draw anywhere from 200-300A - they are actually tiny bits of superheated metal coming from the claws. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of seven things you probably didn't know about Wolverine.

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Keanu Reeves Time Traveler

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Hanging in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy, is this painting from 1530 entitled "Portrait of a Man," one of which many internet users believe must depict Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves on a time travel mission. Who knows? If humans are really able to travel back and forth in time at some point within the next 100-years, some may actually be able to confirm this theory, but for now, it's just another fantasy to ponder. Continue reading for more time traveling celebrities rounded up by Bored Panda. Click here for a few bonus images.

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3D-Printed T800

Programmer Alexander Osipovich from Russia has always been a fan of "The Terminator" series, and decided to create a real-life version of the T-800. It all began when he started work on a program while in college, but little did he know that this would eventually become the brain of his exoskeleton. The next 2-years were spent developing multiple versions in Visual Basic, and in 2011, Google just happened to be promoting DIY projects. So, they sent him a detailed schematic for 3D-printing the T-800, complete with the exact positioning of the actuators that would power its movements. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Star Wars Land

The 14-acre Star Wars lands, set to open in 2019, are claimed to be the largest-ever, single-themed land expansions in The Walt Disney Company's history. Attractions will include an all-new ride that puts fans in the Millennium Falcon's pilot seat, and another that places you right smack in the center of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, complete with a Cantina recreation offering post-ride refreshments. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

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Julian Checkley Batman Suit

Order 66 Creature and Effects founder Julian Checkley is a Batman fanatic who decided to take things to the next level. His custom suit currently holds the Guinness Book of World Records title of most functional gadgets on a cosplay suit. Based on the version found in the Batman: Arkham Origins video game, it features 23 functional gadgets, and is made from 3D-printed and molded flexible urethane rubber. Some things you'll find in the tool kit include a grapnel gun, UV lamp, bat respirator, flash bang, smoke grenades, bat flask, and even a 2000watt EMP Stun Gun. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of molten copper being poured on a gumball machine.

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