The Geek Zodiac

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My friend, Josh Eckert, is a mad bastard. A talented, mad bastard, that is. And in his extreme benevolence he redesigned my original Geek Zodiac idea into one beautifully rendered, streamlined and cohesive image without a single word from me.
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THE GEEK ZODIAC TREASURE HUNTER + Adventurous, Cultured, Quick thinker - Greedy, Loner, Cavalier with laws/rules Why 1935? The year of Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr.'s first cinematic adventure as depicted in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. NINJA / SAMURAI* + Loyal, Deferential, Level-headed - Unemotional, Subservient, Violent Why 1910? The birth year of Akira Kurosawa, director of the classic films Seven Samurai and Yojimbo, among others. * This is not to say that Ninja and Samurai are the same, only that they tend to appear around the same time and often in the same stories. ASTRONAUT + Bold, Team-Oriented, Precise - Untethered, Distant, Controlling Why 1969? The year of the first lunar landing. SPY + Confident, Patriotic, Desenrascanco adept - Duplicitous, Selfish, Remorseless Why 1908? Ian Fleming, creator of the James Bond series, is born. TIME TRAVELER + Punctual, Perceptive, Cosmopolitan - Regretful, Distracted, Chaotic Why 1895? H.G. Wells' The Time Machine is published. DAIKAIJU + Center of attention, Big-hearted, Scientific - Destructive, Lonely, Misunderstood Why 1954? The first Godzilla film is released. ROBOT + Law-abiding, Dedicated, Logical - Stubborn, Intractable, Cold Why 1984? The year both The Terminator and Transformers debut. WIZARD + Wise, Worldly, Naturalist - Aloof, Didactic, Clandestine Why 1937? The publication of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, introducing Gandalf. ALIEN + Intelligent, Technophile, Diplomatic - Suspicious, Secretive, Inscrutable Why 1938? Orson Welles' radio broadcast of H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. SUPERHERO + Selfless, Moral, Vigilant - Condescending, Pious, Sanctimonious Why 1939? The debut of Superman #1, the first superhero to have his own title. UNDEAD* + Soulful, Transcendental, Knows value of all life - Haunted, Tormented, Difficulty connecting to humanity Why 1880? Tod Browning, who directed the 1931 Dracula film, is born. * Also includes those who hunt the undead. PIRATE + Natural leader, Bon viveur, Charismatic - Restless, Quick to anger, Untrustworthy Why 1881? Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island begins serialized publication. TREASURE HUNTER 2007 1995 1983 1971 1959 1947 1935 1923 1911 1899 NINJA/SAMURAI 2006 1995 1982 1970 1958 1946 1934 1922 1910 1898 ASTRONAUT 2005 1993 1981 1969 1957 1945 1933 1921 1909 1897 SPY 2004 1992 1980 1968 1956 1944 1932 1920 1908 1896 TIME TRAVELER 2003 1991 1979 1967 1955 1943 1931 1919 1907 1895 DAIKAIJU 2002 1990 1978 1966 1954 1942 1930 1918 1906 1894 PIRATE 2001 1989 1977 1965 1953 1941 1929 1917 1905 1893 UNDEAD 2012 2000 1988 1976 1964 1952 1940 1928 1916 1904 SUPERHERO 2011 1999 1987 1975 1963 1951 1939 1927 1915 1903 ALIEN 2010 1998 1986 1974 1962 1950 1938 1926 1914 1902 WIZARD 2009 1997 1985 1973 1961 1949 1937 1925 1913 1901 ROBOT 2008 1996 1984 1972 1960 1948 1936 1924 1912 1900

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