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The Greatest Velvet Paintings Of Science-Fiction Icons!

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Our love for science fiction is so vivid and soars so far into space, regular art just won't convey it. To display our favorite science-fiction characters and creatures properly, you need something special. You need... the black velvet painting. Behold!

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Captain Kirk velvet painting from The Velvet Store

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Admiral Ackbar velvet painting from eBay auction.

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Velvet Yoda painting for sale here, for just $1,500. Cheap!

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Velvet Yoda Elvis painting, from BoingBong

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Unicorns in space, from BoingBoing!

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Star Wars poster on black velvet, from Mike Jackiw.

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U.S.S. Enterprise on black velvet — sorry this is so low-res, but I had to include it. From Who Would Buy That? via Site Du Jour.

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Chewbacca, plus weird creepy angel heads, on black velvet. From Brancusi7 on Flickr.

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Baby Princess Leia on black velvet, from Bonnie Burton at the Star Wars Blog. (Thanks Bonnie!)

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Admiral Ackbar (again!) From Indignico Inc. on Flickr.

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Unicorn on the Moon! From Indignico Inc. on Flickr.

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Wesley Crusher! As presented to Wil Wheaton. From Indignico Inc. on Flickr.

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The Winchester Bros. From Indignico Inc. on Flickr.

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A Sleestak, in contemplation. From Indignico Inc. on Flickr.

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The Joker. From Indignico Inc. on Flickr.

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Kim Jong Il and another Sleestak (why??) From Indignico Inc. on Flickr.

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DISCUSSION

ManchuCandidate
ManchuCandidate

Ahem, Black Velvet

Chewbacca in the middle of some purple

Wil Wheaton on the Mantle up high

Kim Jong Il's standin' with a SSssstak by his shoulder

Elvis Yoda singin' drugged out in the sky

Luke could schwing, knew how to lift, everything

Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for

Chorus:

Black velvet and James T Kirk's smirk

Black velvet in that Unicorn style

A bad art form that'll bring ya to your knees

Black velvet pass the cheez

Up in outer space, velvet's like a shield

Airbrushing, bound to drive you wild

Yoda' face's on the wall of every crazed fanboy

Admiral Akbar leaves 'em screaming "It's a TRAP!"

The way he shined, it was a sin, so sweet and true

Always wanting more, he'd leave you longing for

chorus

Every character and scene that he drew was for you

In a starship they was gone, it happened so soon, what could

you do?