Archive: Architeuthis is 3 Degrees from Kevin Bacon

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How separated is Architeuthis and Kevin Bacon you ask?
As you might remember although the Giant Squid had some cameos in previous B movies, it really was not until 1954 in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that Mr. G. Squid hit the big time. In this movie, the Giant Squid shared the screen with Kirk Douglas who played Ned Land.

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Kirk Douglas was in Tough Guys (1986) with Eli Wallach

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Eli Wallach was in Mystic River (2003) with Kevin Bacon

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Dr. M (1618 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.





11 comments on “Archive: Architeuthis is 3 Degrees from Kevin Bacon
  1. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  2. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  3. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  4. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  5. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  6. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  7. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  8. I think I can do almost as well without cheating and using a special effects squid:

    The giant squid appeared in todays video with Dr Kubodera.
    The good doctor appeared in a discovery channel special with Dr Steve O’Shea.
    Steve appeared on WildBoyz on MTV as a straight man for squid penis jokes.
    From there it ought to be easy… some MTV video awards or something must have had WildBoyz and Kevin Bacon, right?

  9. Unfortunately, you, Monty, have broken the rules of the Kevin Bacon Game. See this link for a formal treatise: http://www.eskimo.com/~bleach/docs/kb.html#kevinbacon Non-film media is not allowed. Otherwise a cheeky individual could simply put together a collage and claim victory. I’d have to give the point to Craig since he is invoking an entire genus as starring in a film and no mention is made of stunt doubles in the rules.

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