The Ninth and Eleventh Doctors meet after all—in puppet form

Although Christopher Eccleston declined to appear in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, Eleven and Nine do enjoy a brief encounter in Alisa Stern's always charming Doctor Puppet web series. Naturally, it's a rose that joins them. » 6/01/13 10:30am 6/01/13 10:30am

An adorable Khaleesi hosts the best Game of Thrones kids show ever

Warning: This video contains mild spoilers for the first two seasons of Game of Thrones. Also, it is insanely adorable, despite the truly horrific amounts of Targaryen-on-puppet violence featured within. Obviously, these puppets didn't watch last Sunday's episode of GoT, or they would have known you don't fuck with… » 4/25/13 4:30pm 4/25/13 4:30pm

Sock puppets are just as evil as ventriloquist dummies in this…

They may not have the creepy, vaguely human faces of ventriloquist dummies, but sock puppets are capable of plenty of mayhem in Patrick Smith's short film Puppet. Just don't let them get their soft, fuzzy bodies onto both of your hands. » 3/24/13 12:00pm 3/24/13 12:00pm

This amazing full-length, live-action Toy Story remake reminds us how…

This is pretty damn incredible. Since June 2010, Jonason Pauley and Jesse Perrotta have been filming a shot-for-shot live-action remake of Pixar's Toy Story, using human actors as the human characters and real toys for Woody and the gang (and the original Toy Story audio track). The toys move with a combination of… » 1/13/13 7:30am 1/13/13 7:30am

Watch Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion Discuss Puppets and…

As prophesied in the earlier preview for "Neil Patrick Harris' Puppet Dreams" web series, his Dr. Horrible co-star Nathan Fillion stopped by in a doctor's outfit in the newest episode to examine both NPH's puppet problem and his penis. And by penis we mean "the hammer." But of course by "the hammer" we still mean "penis." » 12/05/12 7:20am 12/05/12 7:20am

The twisted, sexy, puppet-filled dreamworld inside Neil Patrick Harris' …

Neil Patrick Harris suffers from a little-known, yet incredibly goofy ailment: He dreams almost entirely in puppets (including the sex dreams). In order to raise awareness of this horrible, ridiculous disease, NPH has a new series titled "Puppet Dreams," debuting on Nerdist's YouTube channel on November 27th; you can… » 11/21/12 11:40am 11/21/12 11:40am

In Jim Henson's early Sesame Street sketches, Big Bird was a giant…

The venerable puppets of Sesame Street have gone through many iterations throughout the years — don't forget that Mr. Snuffleupagus was pretty unsettling in his first appearance. And before characters like Big Bird and Cookie Monster made it to the screen, they were but mere scribbles in Jim Henson's notebook. » 10/08/12 8:05am 10/08/12 8:05am

An awesome behind-the-scenes look at the baby alien from Alien 3

We live in an era in which spectacular movie monsters tend to live on hard drives, so it's always heartening to see footage of practical effect artists just building the damn creatures. This video comes to us from the production of Alien 3 twenty years ago — watch as the film's crew makes sculptor Steve Norrington's » 8/01/12 12:05pm 8/01/12 12:05pm

10 Reasons Why Billy Ocean's "Loverboy" Is The Best Music Video Ever Made

Every now and again I miss grad school, despite the fact that my fondest memories involved drinking, watching Lost before it became completely godawful, or some combination thereof. Still, the urge to fashion an essay of substantive academic merit silently looms over me, like the world's least exciting poltergeist.… » 7/09/12 10:40am 7/09/12 10:40am

Vintage ventriloquism portraits were incredibly unnerving

Thanks to The Twilight Zone, it's not easy to succeed as a ventriloquist in this day and age. No matter how hard you and your dummy try to bring joy to the world, your audience is left silently wondering who will be next. They laugh out of fear and obligation, not mirth. It is less vaudeville, more hostage crisis. » 5/24/12 1:30pm 5/24/12 1:30pm