The Faces Behind the Science Fiction Masks

Cardboard boombox, Ai Weiwei selfies, Greg Packer's ban and more in our look at the web this week

This week, io9 shared a true gem for the science fiction fandom. Meet the actors in full body costumes behind some of the most beloved classics including Star Wars, Godzilla and The Creature from the Black Lagoon. You’ve, no doubt, watched them more times than you can count, but probably never stopped to think about the person inside the ape costume from 2001: Space Odyssey, Godzilla from the 1954 Japanese classic, or R2D2 and Papplo the Ewok from the Star Wars series. Reminisce for awhile with pictures of the men mid-makeup and with their masks off, for a humorous look at your science fiction favorites.