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That time they launched Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name into space, for a movie

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According to the man himself, early in his career Arnold Schwarzenegger was told to change his name to something more readily pronounceable because there was no way in hell movie studios were going to put Schwarzenegger on a poster. Imagine their surprise then when just a few short years later a movie studio paid half a million dollars to put his name on a fucking rocket ship. 

That time The X-Files made a random extra the show’s main villain

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The X-Files is primarily a show about two incredibly fuckable FBI agents wandering around America solving mysteries and shit and sometimes, on occasion, plot progression happens. Plot it turns out was largely pulled out of the writer’s arses which resulted in them, amongst other things, promoting a random extra to main, overarching antagonist of the entire series. 

Jason Voorhee’s theme quotes himself

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Among the pantheon of horror movie icons, Jason Voorhees stands as one of the most enduring and it’s not hard to see why. He’s a 7ft tall bulletproof man who can punch someone’s head clean off with a single swipe of his big meaty manimal paws. He also has one of the best themes of any horror icon, or at least we think so given that the main audio sting is one of his own quotes. 

The creator of Naruto really likes feet

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In the frequently intersecting spheres of manga and comic books there’s a generally held rule that drawing feet sucks all kind of ass and there are some artists who will go to frankly heroic efforts to avoid having to do it. The same can’t be said of Naruto creator, Masashi Kishimoto a guy who openly admits to having such a hard on for feet he made almost every character in Naruto wear open toed sandals as an excuse to draw them as much as possible. 

The animators for How to Train Your Dragon argued about whether dragons are more like cats or dogs

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How to Train Your Dragon is a movie series about a skinny white kid who befriends a laser breathing turbo-dragon called Toothless. A dragon that, over the course of the series, goes from being a terrifying engine of destruction seasoned vikings shit their pants in fear at the mere mention of, to a fiercely loyal companion and loveable dumbass. A seeming contradiction that starts to make perfect sense when you realise that Toothless’ animation was informed by the movements of both cats and dogs. With a little wombat thrown in there for good measure.