April 21, 2008, 7:53 p.m. CST
April 21, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST
That entire article you just posted is so damn awesome. Thank you for sharing all of it.
April 21, 2008, 8:06 p.m. CST
Quint, did you get an opportunity to see Skywalker Sound, like THX heaven, etc?
April 21, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST
I have not been to Skywalker Ranch, so no Skywalker Sound for me either. I'd love to go... this trip was only ILM. I'm not complaining, mind you. ILM is pretty awesome. Some day I'll get to go to the Ranch, I'm sure... by hook or by crook. But that day is not here yet.
April 21, 2008, 8:13 p.m. CST
April 21, 2008, 8:16 p.m. CST
That's what I'd give to tour Lucasfilm at the Presidio. Do they have tours for the "common folk" or do you have get the hook up from some hot, hot, hot redhead named Tamar. She's foxy!!!
April 21, 2008, 8:17 p.m. CST
You tapped her ass right?
April 21, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST
Did he explain that whatever you brought up was exactly like this time on "Made," like he did precisely 938 times in the Dinner for Five series?
April 21, 2008, 8:18 p.m. CST
by Baron Karza
April 21, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST
She looks like the kind to go for shark-hunting sea-faring men. Man, Javva the Hutt and a Yoda statue and Iron Man Bucks. Totally awesome place.
April 21, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST
can you post a few more pics of tamar?
April 21, 2008, 8:36 p.m. CST
by dr sauch
:-0 WIN! Can't wait for Ironman. Love Favreau. Still hate Lucas.
April 21, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST
Has some fans. Great article though, very cool.
April 21, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
damn i wish i could visit ILM, or better yet, work there
April 21, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST
hot I say
April 21, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST
The name of the Zoetrope place is called the Sentinel building at the corner of Kearny and Columbus. The titty bars you were talking about were probably all on Broadway (at Columbus.) That's North Beach. If you kept going on columbus you must have passed by Washington Square where the Scorpio Killer in Dirty Harry was getting ready to snipe his victims. If you kept going on Columbus you would have passed by Bimbo's 365, which can be seen in the background of the Bullitt chase scene (though he's all over the city.)
April 21, 2008, 8:52 p.m. CST
this is why bloggers don't get taken as seriously as they should... no offense to Tamar, she did her job. but it sounds like did it a little too well...
April 21, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST
by darth rod
Thanx for the article Quint, awesome. Could you post more Photos of the holly ground? (with or without the smoking redhead)
April 21, 2008, 9:02 p.m. CST
by CAPTAIN RIGHTWING
Preferably WITH more pics of the smokin hot redhead!
April 21, 2008, 9:25 p.m. CST
Waiting for someone to ask if the female baristas wear gold bikinis..
April 21, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST
by half vader
You know that it's about the only thing that could distract a desperate Star Wars geek from the rest of the article. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. Yes yes I know, "souvenir" right? <p> Now what was the piece about again?
April 21, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST
Sorry to bring it down the lowest common denominator, but that's something we can all agree on.
April 21, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST
by Herb West
You are lucky to be in a position to do that kind of thing. Great story and pics!
April 21, 2008, 10:04 p.m. CST
Quint gives us geeky Iron Man goodies, but all the fools want to talk about is the smoking redhead. <p> Excellent report, crusty dog! Bring on Tony Stark!
April 21, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST
by JeanLuc Dickhard
damn those pics were sweet ...good job ... and god i cant wait for iron man
April 21, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST
Well, I guess Prototype on the left Arm is CG, I've only got a pretty crappy FLV, but it gives me a bit of the Frenzy-CGI-Colorizing in the metallical-shine. Also, I think, that the Advances in showing Robot-Parts from Transformers were adding quite more knowledge to the Ironman-CGI-Team, as several elements simply reminds me on TF, about the CG. Well, I also like CG in general, especially, when they put enough effort into it, not like, for example the StarGate:Atlantis Building-Collapse as seen in 4x20, which gives me a: Which noob did render that?, as it totally looked way under the other CG, used in several other ways(like the Mule-thing on that Planet with the Naquadria).
April 21, 2008, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Bob of the Shire
Hot redhead + ILM = Geek greatness. Quint is truly a lucky man.
April 21, 2008, 11:07 p.m. CST
Great read! much appreciated!1
April 21, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST
by Sappers Forward
April 21, 2008, 11:13 p.m. CST
of Robert Downey Jr.
April 21, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST
by Mr. Nice Gaius
Paramount was wise to send Tamar. Very wise indeed.
April 22, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST
Vic from Screen Rant here - I'm insanely jealous you bastard! I tried like hell to get into "The Ranch" but couldn't manage it. Nice report, btw. :-)
April 22, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST
I enjoyed reading that very much!
April 22, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST
Nothing short of perfection actually.
April 22, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST
I work in visual effects, and I LOVE ILM. I grew up wanting to work at ILM. When I first moved to California, I made a pilgrimage there. One day, I'd love to work there - there's something amazing and magical about telling your cubical buddies you spent the day on a pirate ship. Or with robots. Or on a space cruiser. VFX is the greatest career path ever - and ILM is the most spellbinding and incredible of all.
April 22, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST
by Read and Shut Up
...and he squeezed the shit out of her.
April 22, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST
by alice 13
April 22, 2008, 2:24 a.m. CST
Theres no special effect sweeter then a hot women and tamar is one hot women.
April 22, 2008, 2:35 a.m. CST
by random dude
You people are kind of pathetic. Whatever.
April 22, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST
Hey there, I actually work in this building, not for ILM, LucasArts, or Lucasfilm but I highly recommend anyone coming down to visit if they get the chance. I always pass by Yoda, Vader, and Boba Fett in my way to work and I love seeing people getting geeked out because I was totally like that when I first visited here. I think there are public tours of this facility, if you call in advance? I'll try to get the information for you soon. BTW, Skywalker Ranch is not here in the Presidio; it's up in Marin along with Skywalker Sound and something else.
April 22, 2008, 3:04 a.m. CST
and I can't wait for Iron Man!
April 22, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST
I actually had no idea there were going to be screening announcements today. I was asked to hold the article until at least late March, but I ended up getting buried in other work. I've been home maybe one month this year so far and that month has been spread apart. I put the article off to clear the build-up of articles and told Tamar I'd post it today. Low and behold, Capone sent in his screening info. No conspiracy. I'm excited for it. And by the way, Paramount didn't pay for anything for this trip. I was already in San Fran for WonderCon and this was the day after the Con ended. I stayed an extra day. AICN footed the bill.
April 22, 2008, 3:36 a.m. CST
ya lucky bastard. Can't wait for this one. May not end up being the best super hero movie this summer, but looks like it could be the most all-out fun.
April 22, 2008, 4:10 a.m. CST
April 22, 2008, 4:49 a.m. CST
by Steve Rogers
(That means I would bone her very hard)
April 22, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST
except Skywalker Ranch. Thanks Quint.
April 22, 2008, 5:40 a.m. CST
April 22, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST
by Jam Banjo
...the deluded talkbacks of 14 year old boys trapped in 30 year old men's flabby bodies. As soon as I saw that pic I knew what this talkback would be degraded too. I didn't know people actually used the phrase 'tap that' in real life. Another reason humanity is doomed. Sigh. As for the article, great stuff, very interesting, cheers for that. God I'd love to visit (or work) there one day...
April 22, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
...take me with ya, ok? Thanks.
April 22, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST
by half vader
That's pretty awesome. I bet Ray Harryhausen would be pleased. Speaking of which, how are those low-budgeted cg animated movies he's working on going? Haven't heard anything about them for ages. Couldja chase 'em up at some point? Thanks crusty sea-dude.
April 22, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST
by half vader
Skywalker Ranch is so damn cool. I got to try on the original Fett helmet. Haven't been to ILM though. <p> Still, Archive building<supercute (and super nice from the sound of it) girl in tight yellow sweater. She's gorgeous. Priorities, geeks! Priorities!
April 22, 2008, 7:11 a.m. CST
more like "hot and I want to fuck Tamar from Paramont"
April 22, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST
er... I meant "Q&A", but the aesthetes caught my drift.
April 22, 2008, 7:59 a.m. CST
Especially because my geeking never includes Tamar - not to be cliche at this point, but what a gorgeous creature.
April 22, 2008, 8 a.m. CST
April 22, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST
Me likey that long red hair pre-milf style.
April 22, 2008, 8:42 a.m. CST
cool article, nice geek moments, looks awesome!
April 22, 2008, 8:43 a.m. CST
I never realised just how many under 10 year olds actually post here.
April 22, 2008, 8:54 a.m. CST
Get your fucking high horse, you prude. Either your an ugly fat chick who is jealous or a total power tool nerd who never had a date in your life.
April 22, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST
and this article was fantastic. You could have should have taken more pics.<p> Did I mention that Tamar is quite lovely. And not in a 'zomg interweb geeks drool over any wimmenz' kind of way, but in a 'there could be 50 other women there and she'd still be quite lovely' kind of way.<p> So her voice - please tell me she sounds like Lauren Bacall.
April 22, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST
I think it's a dream for ALL of us to visit not only ILM, but Skywalker Ranch and Pixar too, like you mentioned...hope next time you can take ALL of us, lol...
April 22, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST
Okay... now I want to see some ILM goodness - anyone know where I can get 1080p quicktimes of the REVENGE OF THE SITH trailers? That'd be awesome!
April 22, 2008, 11:09 a.m. CST
Great piece Quint. The flaps on the snowspeeders in TESB were cool but you know it would have only been thought of using old fashioned model work. A lot of CGI does look real now but the motions still off. Like the frame rate speed is still on video instead of film. Anyway I'm looking forward to seeing Iron Man cuz it'll be great to actually like Tony Stark again. Oh and ILM were definitely ROBBED at the Oscars! Golden Compass winning was bullshit.
April 22, 2008, 11:46 a.m. CST
I guess you're an under 10 year old. And an asshole.
April 22, 2008, 11:47 a.m. CST
Further proof the Academy don't know shit.
April 22, 2008, 1:24 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Good show, old boy. I don't know a lick about IRON MAN...but I'm quite jazzed for it.
April 22, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST
very cool. You and Mori are easily the best writers on this site, dude. That sounded so damn fun, I am extremely jealous. that O'Brien statue was defnitely pretty fantastic. I am in college right now and reading what you guys do is really inspiring me to go for a career in film so I can keep immersing myself in cinema as much as possible. And poor ILM. I almost kicked a hole in my TV when Golden Compass won.
April 22, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST
OMG, it's a real live girl!!! Quick fella's, don't let her get away!!!!!! man, you guys are fucking pathetic.
April 22, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
Seriously. Can there not be a picture of an attractive woman that doesn't elicit a huge chorus of "I'd fuck that five ways from Sunday!" and "Lookit them melons!" FUCK. It makes me feel gross to be in the company of such uncouth douche bags. Is the stereotype true? Are you all fat, basement-dwelling virgins? If you are let me share with you a little secret - you will never in a million years get laid by saying "Hey lady, I'd give my left nut to touch those sweet cans! Can I blow my load on your face?"
April 22, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST
Actually that works for some girls, although they ask for money afterward...
April 22, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST
he was visiting rels out there and his uncles buddy worked at the ranch and offered him and his folks a wee peak, his folks went, he went and got hammered at a bar with his cousins... ahh ye gotta love the Irish putting the alcohol before geek mecca lol
April 22, 2008, 3:51 p.m. CST
iron man opens 4 hours early a week from thursday! there is a god!!
April 22, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST
Anyone else think that when they first scrolled by. It's an awesome and awsome, when you look at it, but scrolled that image popped in my head. If I'm alone there, call it one for the under ten crowd. In all seriousness that look like a cool ass place and those really cool pictures. I really like where Favreau's going with the Iron Man movie. The realism bit. Gotta like a lady who's into Star Wars. Cool pic with the Vader statue. Sounds like a hell of a fun trip. Watch where you put those hands, Vader. That was one more for the under tens.
April 22, 2008, 3:59 p.m. CST
damned lack of an edit option.
April 22, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST
How about next time some pics of IRON MAN, Quint? (a fucking Yoda statue? Vader SHOULD be choking your wanna-be girlfriend for being with your stupid ass.)
April 22, 2008, 4:41 p.m. CST
at Java the Hutt, but the Espresso tastes like Bantha Poodoo.
April 22, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST
And yes, more pics of Tamar please.
April 22, 2008, 4:43 p.m. CST
Forgot, preferably in the Princess Leia metal Bikini. For christsakes Quint, didn't you think to pick one up at the gift-shop?
April 22, 2008, 4:58 p.m. CST
by Bass Bastardson
Ah, yes - good point. But I really don't think most of these guys should get anywhere near a prostitute. I'd be afraid that after the fucking, they would knock her down and stomp her to death, hoping that a wad of money would magically pop out of her chest. That kind of thing could cause trouble.
April 22, 2008, 5:02 p.m. CST
The Neptune Coffee Shop.
April 22, 2008, 5:09 p.m. CST
Boy don't get horny till they reach 13. Don't know were you are getting this 10 year old thing from. Sounds like my fat chick comment hit too close to home. Don't worry, those 12 dozen glazed doughnuts will be there to comfort you.
April 22, 2008, 5:35 p.m. CST
I was there touring on the same day! How funny. That was probably you with Favreau's entourage that passed us going the other way on the bridge with all the props. Did you get to see the room with the rows of pre-production books? They had one for Snowcrash! http://tinyurl.com/5ncy43
April 22, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST
I wonder if the VM writers heard about this, or if it was just a coincidence. I have a feeling it's the latter. Anyway, this was a great article. I loved the Pixar one, too. All envy aside, I hope you get invited to more places, Quint, so I can at least read about them!
April 22, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST
Iron Man is the first movie that has me squirming with anticipation since Return of the King! To hear stories about such talented craftspeople on it... it's just enough to tide me over for next weekend. Thank you, sir!
April 22, 2008, 6:26 p.m. CST
A trip to ILM with a beautiful redhead? I want your job Quint.
April 22, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST
I'm pretty certain anyone can book a tour of the ILM Presidio facilities. When my tour left there was a Japanese tour group outside getting ready to go in.
April 22, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST
Someday... I feel violated now. I said 'erect' and 'ass' in the same sentence
April 22, 2008, 7:05 p.m. CST
April 22, 2008, 7:11 p.m. CST
by darth rod
that image is priceless and brought some warmth to my cold heart
April 22, 2008, 7:45 p.m. CST
April 22, 2008, 7:48 p.m. CST
April 22, 2008, 8:55 p.m. CST
and to every easily offended and/or wet blanket bitching about the testosterone-laden comments: chill out... it's an AICN talkback mates! It's like expecting an Ollie Stone TB without right wingnuts or a Roman Polanski one without pedophile rants. Get a grip... <p> Besides, there's a slight possibility (according to my experience) that she knew exactly what to expect when asked for the pic and (gasp!) agreed to do the pic for that very reason. Could you believe it? A woman with a sense of humor?!
April 22, 2008, 9:19 p.m. CST
I want one.
April 22, 2008, 10:28 p.m. CST
Enabling awkward virgins to anonymously lust after a gorgeous woman in a manner they'd never dare in real life since 1992.</p> Seriously... do you guys talk like that to girls in real life? No wonder people perceive geeks as virgins.
April 22, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST
I mean, I love you. But, dude, I hate you.
April 22, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST
That's funny in and of itself, but the best thing is there is a little piece of paper taped up next to it. It's a printout from the IMDB news column. Subject line: "Jar Jar Binks voted most annoying character ever put to film" and then a paragraph of smaller text talking about the online poll. Gotta love that.
April 23, 2008, midnight CST
by Dreadlock Holmes
Seriously. Oh and nice article.
April 23, 2008, 12:22 a.m. CST
I'm in love! You can't just have one picture. Lets see some more of her.
April 23, 2008, 12:24 a.m. CST
I'm in! Who else? Sign up.
April 23, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST
I'm sure Tamar is waiting desperately for your call.
April 23, 2008, 3:14 a.m. CST
As for boys not getting horny til they're 13, guess you were just a late developer. Bet you've really put Tamar off now.
April 23, 2008, 5:18 a.m. CST
took a great photo.
April 23, 2008, 5:29 a.m. CST
You geeks would never have an opportunity to have a fine looking woman like that. Unless of course you became a contestant on beauty and the geek. Tamar, understand that this website gets no pictures of ladies, beautiful or otherwise. Take it as a compliment, you're quite lovely. And we're only saying what those geeks at lucasfilm are thinking!
April 23, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST
by Dick Bahls
Some one please post some more exotic pics of Tamar. She should definitely have her own website. Now that I moved back into my parent's basement I have plenty of time to "surf the web" if you know what I'm taking about! I'm in my late 30's and love to buy Star Wars toys & "surf the web"!!!!
April 23, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
for Iron Man online. They are having early evening shows (not midnight) on Thurs May 1st. Check it out. I shall go, and then I shall come.
April 23, 2008, 10:33 a.m. CST
by Abominable Snowcone
AiCN needs a regular contributing hot chick geek
April 23, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST
Golden Compass winning was a huge mistake. I didn't even know why it was nominated.
April 23, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST
Who gives a fuck about the lucasranch and sw? Give us this hot chick as a regular member. Enough of this boys' club at AICN. Come on!
April 23, 2008, 1:22 p.m. CST
Let's talk, baby. ;)
April 23, 2008, 4:09 p.m. CST
I'd put a gun the the driver's head and tell him "DRIVE...YOU FUCK!" Take me to the most romantic spot in town. Make sure it's at least 2 hours away, so I have time to get to know her and gaze into those gorgeous eyes. Also Cabby, tell the clowns at Paramount that Tamar isn't coming back. Also tell SW and ILM to fuck off, that you can't make it. I'm going to market this beauty and we'll make billions then retire together and live in the most exotic and erotic places in the world. Yes, I'm fat and live in the basement,...but it was just a thought.
April 23, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST
Still amazes me that people can't get over Transformers losing out? No matter how good the technical FX are if they're used ALL the fucking time or so in your face they become Mind Numbing and bolting them to a retarded movie can't help either.
April 23, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST
some type of expert when it comes to the sexual desires of 10 year old boys. Was that you in the trench coat at the IMAX showing of Hannah Montana 3D in Newark last week? You sick fuck, I will bitch slap you into a coma.
April 24, 2008, 1:26 a.m. CST
What can I say? I'm a ten yrs old.
April 24, 2008, 2:48 a.m. CST
That chick is hot, if I had gone I would have been all like "ooooh, another CGI superhero movie, great....why don't we just go makeout for like 2 hours and I'll write some fluff piece about the movie".
April 24, 2008, 12:23 p.m. CST
When all we see is fucked in the head celebrities, malnourished boney-ass models that look like alien greys, celebrities with crotches that the EPA would label toxic, celebrities that have their tits hanging out or wearing see through shirts, "Hey...over here, look at me. I'm so insecure that I need you to look at my boobies. Please, please like me." Stupid teen bitch skanks that all have the same lame-ass tatoo on their lower back...."ouuu, cum on my tatoo!" Then comes Tamar. A classy stunning red head beauty. More beautiful then any celebrity or model. Fantastic figure and all we are given in just one picture. She's sitting on a gold mine, because whatever Paramount is paying her, ain't enough.
April 24, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST
...of what is happening on screen is REAL, within the fantasy experience. Such visual touches are just one reason why appreciate a director like James Cameron. And when I can make such a comparison, that...my friends...is a GREAT sign for this picture. Cheers to you, Fav.
April 24, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST
she doesn't make enough for her current profession, I mean not enough compared to if she was a model. I'm sure she does have a kick ass salary. Which makes her even hotter....
April 24, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST
I got a face for print. heh
April 24, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST
Not sure if this is new or not, but I found a bunch of clips from the movie on hollywoodpreviews.com. The movie looks fucking dope! http://la.hollywoodpreviews.com/?s=movies&t=video&u=iron-man-fc-1
April 25, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST
Isn't quint that guy that treats his friends like shit when they travel long distances to meet him in Texas? I believe so.
April 25, 2008, 7:16 p.m. CST
What is the story behind that? I don't know what you're talking about.
April 26, 2008, 1:52 a.m. CST
by Teddy Artery
A breathless 1200 word essay on Tamar. She is pretty cute, I'll give ya that.
April 26, 2008, 2:29 a.m. CST
I'm not gonna air dirty laundry here.. he just acted like a dick and he knows it
April 27, 2008, 9:53 p.m. CST
I went there several years ago for my job (petty cash courier for the company that runs the fitness center) and I was told that I COULDN'T take any pictures. Did they become more relaxed about their policies or is Quint cooler than me? And yeah, the library in the lobby is pretty awesome.<p> Also, this was where I picked up my Indiana Jones fedora. Prized possession indeed...
April 29, 2008, 12:45 a.m. CST
by Bass Ackwards
Quint's influence over Favreau is almost complete!