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The Ultimate Sci-Fi Size Chart Shows You How The Enterprise Stacks Up Against Godzilla

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FaceOffTo tweak a quote from the late Douglas Adams, science fiction is big. Really big. When the potential span of your subject matter encompasses the entirety of space, time, and existence, it makes sense that science fiction often goes big. Giant robots. Giant starships. Giant monsters. But with all that enormity running amok across the genre, how’s a guy to keep track of precisely how big any of it is? Why, with the handy-dandy chart below, created by DeviantArtist lexinator117 and dubbed “Size Comparison of EVERYTHING.” Well, perhaps not “EVERYTHING,” but still enough things to be entertaining.

You can go see the full, ginormous image here, or you can the chart out in chunks below (via Popsci), along with our occasional commentary. You can also click each of the images below for larger versions. It’s also worth noting that Popsci’s editing seems to have left a few of the subjects trimmed out, but you can see the full-size image for where they fit in.

From smallest to largest (with a few exceptions noted), we’ve got:

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Pacific Rim Gets An Awesome ‘50s Godzilla-Style Trailer Makeover

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Although Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim didn’t perform as well as other giant summer blockbusters like Man of Steel, Iron Man 3, and Star Trek Into Darkness, there’s still a chance that Warner Bros. could make a sequel if the giant science fiction movie continues to perform well overseas, especially in China. Whether that happens or not, we’ll get the second half of Hollywood’s giant-monsters phase next year with Gareth Edwards’ reboot of Godzilla, which is due to hit theaters in May 2014. While both Guillermo del Toro and Gareth Edwards have acknowledged each other’s monster movies, the idea of both universes crossing over in one movie is just too good to resist.

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Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards On The Reboot’s Grounded Approach To Giant Monsters

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GodzillaWhen we first heard about the Godzilla reboot, we were reserved our judgment of the movie because of the deep scars Roland Emmerich’s Godzilla left on our minds. But the more we hear about the project, and director Gareth Edwards’ vision for the new film, we’ve started to think this might be something special rather than just another cash-in summer blockbuster. While we have a whole year to wait until the new Godzilla movie stomps into theaters, Edwards has shed some light on his approach to the classic source material.

Godzilla really seems like a passion project for Edwards, as he has fully immersed himself in the original Japanese mythology of the giant monster movie. In an interview with Screen Rant, Edwards talks about how he’s trying to make Godzilla realistic, while at the same time paying tribute to the original 1954 film. Edwards revealed that, after trying again and again to redesign the iconic monster, he finally settled on the perfect design. What’s more, original Godzilla producers Toho actually had a hand in the approval process. Edwards explains:

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Godzilla Director Gareth Edwards Liked That Other Monster Movie (Pacific Rim)

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edwards comic-conSo, we here at Giant Freakin’ Robot are still pretty depressed about the domestic box office returns that Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim has brought in, despite it doing fairly well overseas. And while much of the public opinion was positive, one person whose opinion wasn’t highly publicized was that of Gareth Edwards, the director of the next year’s monsteriffic Godzilla reboot. It turns out he loved the flick, and was quick to point out that, even though both movies feature gigantic scaly things, they’re definitely of different cloths. Speaking to the Comic-Con crowd on Saturday, Gareth spoke enthusiastically about del Toro and his work.

“I think it’s great!” he said. “I love Guillermo, and he was very supportive of this movie, because obviously throughout the process we did a lot of ‘What are you doing?’ ‘What are you doing?’ He had nothing but crazy support for us, but Godzilla is a very different movie.” Since both films were announced around the same time back in 2010, it seems natural that the two filmmakers would have spoken. But we all know that isn’t always the case in Hollywood, where movies that are far more similar get made simultaneously with no regard for how alike they end up being.

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Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla Will Actually Look Like Godzilla

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GodzillaWhile many of us are excited for Gareth Edwards’ upcoming Godzilla reboot, Roland Emmerich’s 1998 incarnation has left us feeling a little gun shy. After all, that was pretty much just a dinosaur running around New York City, and one that fluctuated wildly in size through the film to boot. What the King of the Monsters looks like has been a prime concern to us, and while yesterday brought us a promising, though truncated, first glimpse, today gives us an even better look at the creature design.

These photos are from the Godzilla Experience—which has taken over parts of San Diego’s Gaslamp District during Comic-Con, and made the city look like a monster-ravaged Tokyo—should give Godzilla fans something to smile about. He looks like, well, Godzilla. Which is to say he looks like a big green lizard with a spine-covered back, a ferocious snarl, and he resembles a guy in big rubber suit. These models look like the toys some of us were lucky enough to possess back in the day. I remember one that shot fire out of its mouth.

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Godzilla Is Ready For His Closeup In New Picture, Plus Concept Art And A Badass New Poster

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GodzillaWe haven’t seen the big guy on screen in a while, but Godzilla is finally back. And from the look of this first photo of the giant, destructive lizard in his latest incarnation, he’s plenty pissed off. Also something of a peeping Tom. Director Gareth Edward’s Godzilla reboot doesn’t stomp into theaters until May of 2014, but Legendary Pictures has revealed the first peek at the titular monster, as well as some concept art, and a cool new poster at San Diego Comic-Con.

The photo looks like a view of Godzilla from through a screen, or perhaps some blinds, and he looks like he’s staring back, like maybe he’s just creeping outside your window one night, hoping to catch a glimpse of you in your skivvies. What a perv. This is apparently not actually from the film itself, it was just displayed as an example, to give all of us an idea of what the creature will look like. And I have to say, this actually looks a lot like big Godzilla toy that a friend of mine had when we were kids, at least in shape, texture, and color. You know, it actually looks like the King of the Monsters, and not just a leftover reject from Jurassic Park like Roland Emmerich’s 1998 interpretation.