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ORPHAN BLACK SFX Video Won’t Make Up For Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy Snub, But it is Pretty Cool

ORPHAN BLACK SFX Video Won’t Make Up For Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy Snub, But it is Pretty Cool

Listen, if you’re a member of the Clone Club, it’s likely that you’re hurting a bit today. Because, confounding thing to end all confounding things, Tatiana Maslany was snubbed for the second year in a row by the Television Academy for her stupid-good work on Orphan Black. Somehow being one of the best actresses on television, in addition to playing ALL OF THE PARTS, is not good enough for Emmy voters. What more do they want? What more do they need? I MEAN VERDAMNIT ALL TO HELL you guys. Seriously.

But we can’t stay mad for long — even if the pain of the best actress currently on television not getting her due is all too real — because there are plenty of things to find joy in. Like this special effects reel from the truly brilliant folks over at Intelligent Creatures. If you were unaware, these are the folks who make the magic happen: as in, they make it possible for us to see all those myriad Maslanys taking over week after week. It’s truly phenomenal stuff — especially when broken down to the tune of “Strict Machine” by Goldfrapp — particularly when broken down to show just how nuanced and subtle their work often is to ensure that our clone sestras look ever-natural when on screen.

It’s hard to pick a favorite part, isn’t it? I mean, sure, the clone club dance party is a particular highlight but even the work that went into that Rachel/Paul creepo-sex scene was impressive, wasn’t it?

What special effects surprised you the most? List ’em in the comments.


  1. fargategirl says:

    I like the Sarah and Cosima holding hands, talking about life moment!  Really beautifully done.

  2. Sherry Patuc says:

    Awsome video, the ones overlooking Tatiana got to be absolutely blind.  We love Tatiana, clone club forever!!!!!

  3. Marlena says:

    The mirrors are involved, too, when they are in Alison’s room at the rehab center.  Sometimes you take for granted the precision and excellence of the FX team.  Cheers!

  4. VISUAL FX…special fx are like people jumping from cars (with invisible cables)…

  5. Sometimes I’m so amazed by the clone visual effects that I forget to take note of all the other incredible effects used on the show.  Amazing!

  6. Shirley says:

    Loved the dancing scene with the 4 clones!! 

    • Shirley says:

      What a great recap of the season. Best special effects was Sarah, Cosima, Allison and Halena dancing, I loved it!!! 

  7. Sean Burton says:

    I liked the horse.