Via Dean, some geek humor. 🙂
But, you know, it’s sort of true. Once upon a time every alien, robot, or monster had a guy inside, usually a nameless stunt man. Guys like Rick Baker made a career of being unrecognizable, running around in elaborate makeup and rubber suits. Now they’re being replaced by computer animation which is often more realistic and certainly much more flexible than any monster costume could ever be. And a heck of a lot cheaper.
It won’t be too much longer before flesh and blood actors are also expendible. CGI isn’t quite to the point where it can create believable human beings but it’s getting closer all the time. I suspect that in my lifetime I’ll see the last generation of flesh-and-blood TV and movie performers. At that point human actors will be as antiquated as silent film stars were when talkies first hit the theaters