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PicardIn the old days of video game development it was common for licensed titles to attempt to visually recreate iconic scenes from the source material.  We've seen monochromatic Mad Max, 8-bit Batman, and a 256 color Terminator drawn out a piece at a time over the years, and over at John "Brother Brain" McGregor's Tumblr site you can see a few comparisons of those timeless images set against their inspirations.  Consider this image of Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, for instance, as it shifts between a publicity photo from Star Trek: The Next Generation and the same basic photo adapted for Absolute's 1993 Nintendo Entertainment System adventure based on the television series.  It's really quite hypnotic.

(via Reddit)