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The Alcyone Incident

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Nov 16, 2008 | 7:54 AM EST
  • Daily 4th Place November 17, 2008

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Notice: This movie is stop motion, not flash.

In the nearby star system of Alpha Centauri lies an unknown planet by the name of Alcyone. A NASA spacecraft crashed there by mistake and the remnants of the crash provided the perfect loot for a band of primitive, gruff, badass aliens. There were 4 of them, Elnath, the scheming, dominant leader, Sabik, the dumbass half-wit, Zaurak, the quiet guy always scheming in the shadows, and Marfark, the tough but tiny workhorse of the group. Betrayal, greed and revenge turn things sour for everyone.

I made this almost 2 years ago and never got around to just finishing the damn thing. It was shot on a real old 16mm film camera. The handmade puppets took forever to create. My buddy wrote the poem, I wrote the story. Special thanks to Calvin Smith for the poem and Stuart Smith for the guitar track. No they aren't brothers. The Smith name has just over populated the Earth beyond it's reasonable bounds. Sorry if you were waiting with baited breath for me to make a new flash, but I thought this could tie you over until next month when my latest, greatest, and winter-themed flash arrives. Thanks for watching.

Edit: As of 11/01/2009 this has been updated with a color corrected version at a higher bit rate. The file is a bit larger, but the video should look better than it used to.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

finally a real claymation lol

Im tired of all the crappy ass clay blob animations, this one finally has characters and a story. Good job and Blam all the other crappy ones until they learn to give their guys faces!!!!!!!

VillainousTurtleSLC responds:

Yeah those blue globby ones, never been much of a fan myself.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Stop Motion Dang

that must have taken forever but how much time exactly....i really liked it though it had a interesting plot and alien cowboys is kind of something new keep up the good work!

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VillainousTurtleSLC responds:

2 weeks day in day out under hot lights in a creepy basement at my school to animate. The whole semester to make characters and sets.


Rated 2 / 5 stars

It was great...

...right up until the sound died on me right after "I'm gonna' kill those turncoats". I liked it, but you should probably fix the sound issue.

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VillainousTurtleSLC responds:

Hey man sorry about the sound issue it was a big WTF? for me. I uploaded it and the sound was chopped in half. I got on fixing it as fast as I could, apparently all it took was re-uploading it. I wasted some time searching through the file and all but damn it all a bunch of people got shafted into watching a crap upload. If you have time, check it out again... thanks for watching anyway!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Dude that is so cool

very good theme, and a good plot

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VillainousTurtleSLC responds:

Thanks Man!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very nice.

Great music.
Nice story.
Very nice art work.

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VillainousTurtleSLC responds:

Thanks a lot!