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Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« on: February 14, 2008, 11:26:16 pm »

I was checking some blogs, and I noticed a very interesting image showing that there are similarities between a propaganda mural and Star Control:


I thought it was quite funny; a very interesting way for Star Control to get mentioned.  There's some info at:
http://jmac.org/gameshelf/mt4/2008/02/iranian-propaganda-rips-star-c.html
http://gridskipper.com/355855/iranian-propaganda-mural-inspired-by-video-game

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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 12:06:08 am »

Nice find.
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 01:56:53 am »

Yup. The second article pretty much proves it -- the two-pronged fingernails are a dead giveaway.
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 07:53:56 pm »

I love that picture. It is now mounted proudly upon my desktop.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 09:42:03 pm »

Should we now congratulate Iranians for their good taste?  Tongue
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2008, 11:15:36 am »

Now all TFB has to do to get money for a new Star Control is sue Iran. Tongue
In times like this I really want copyright laws to be more severe...

Now seriously, I wonder what was in the mind of whoever drew that mural. Drawing inspiration from an obscure American video game... I guess he just saw it somewhere and the image got stuck in his memory. This stinks of ground-level creativity. Ever tried composing music, getting instead a melody you had heard a few days before? Then you'll know what I mean.
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2008, 03:15:10 pm »

Whose hand is that supposed to be, anyway? o_O







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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2008, 07:31:21 pm »

So nobody knows what the Star Control poster portrays, or are you just ignoring me? O_o
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2008, 07:51:09 pm »

Look at the label in the diagram. It's the hand of Accolade! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2008, 07:54:07 pm »

If I had to guess (since i don't know), I would say that it isn't supposed to be anyone's hand in particular. In fact, I might suggest it was an Accolade creation rather than a TFB one. Accolade probably thought "hmmm Star Control - we need some cover art to reflect that".  Or it could have been something arranged/sanctioned by TFB - either way, that ain't the tenticle of an ur-quan, or an appendage of any race that I can think of.

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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2008, 08:35:06 pm »

Sorry, I just tend to assume you people know more than I do about SC stuff. That's usually the case. Embarrassed
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2008, 08:50:18 pm »

I'm sure Boris Vallejo had a good laugh over this one. I really wish I had ordered the original print when I had the chance. I still have the coupon though...  Roll Eyes
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008, 09:08:11 pm »

http://uqm.stack.nl/forum/index.php?topic=3967.msg51572#msg51572
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2008, 02:33:18 am »

If I had to guess (since i don't know), I would say that it isn't supposed to be anyone's hand in particular.

I second that notion.  They did that same thing with the Star Control II cover:
There's an unknown alien in the background and I've never seen that large ship in the game anywhere.

Upon further research, I noticed another similarity with the mystery hand:
This is a novel from L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology:  http://www.amazon.com/Invaders-Mission-Earth-L-Ron-Hubbard/dp/1870451317/
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Re: Iranian propaganda rips Star Control?
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2008, 02:09:58 pm »

Iranian propoganda? The Iranians might not be too far off base...

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=vuBo4E77ZXo
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