Yet again, the Internet has served up something I didn’t even know I needed. We’re forever discovering new and creative ways the artists of the world are riffing, remixing, and referencing some of the beloved films of our very favorite genre, and it should surprise no one that we’re really quite infatuated with the stylish stained-glass makeover designers Van Orton gave classic ‘80s flicks including RoboCop, The Terminator, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, and more. I’m tempted to build a cathedral just so I can commission real glass versions of these. I’ve always wanted to start my own church. Look out, world, here comes The First Orthodox Church of the Immaculate Robot!
It’s one of those ideas that just sounds odd at first blush, but the blends of spectacular color do make for some striking images, especially if you imagine them rendered in actual glass, with sunlight cutting through in multi-hued shards. Hell, that RoboCop one up top is easily a more impressive visual than any of the actual movie posters for the upcoming reboot.