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Zefram Cochrane vs. Starman (201/365)

Zefram Cochrane vs. Starman (201/365)

Posted to Flickr on 20 July 2010. Part of the Duel 365 series.

Zefram Cochrane: 21st century engineer working in Bozeman, Montana and the first human to invent warp drive, leading to the faster-than-light journey of his ship the Phoenix and humanity’s first contact with an alien race.

Starman: Renowned astronomer, defender of Opal City, member of the 1940’s superhero team the Justice Society of America, and inventor of the cosmic rod, the source of his flight and energy manipulation powers.

If they had to fight, who would win?

#201 in the Duel 365 series.

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Duel 365

Duel 365 was a year-long project I started in 2010. The goal was to post one photo each day depicting a duel, usually between two pop culture figures, and asking the question, "If they had to fight, who would win?" At the request of those who came to follow the project, I also provided text descriptions of each character. One of the rules was to avoid using the same figure in multiple photos. Another challenge was that I was not allowed to use Photoshop or other advanced photo editors to create the scenes; all editing was done either in-camera or with Apple’s iPhoto software. Over 700 figures were used for the project, which believe it or not represents only a small part of my toy collection.


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