S.T.A.L.K.E.R T.R.I.L.O.G.Y.

 

 S.T.A.L.K.E.R Welcome comrade. Welcome to the end of all things. Welcome to the blasted and mutant infested wasteland we call, THE ZONE. For those of you who do not know, THE ZONE, is the greatest threat to the world that we have ever known. However, there is a lot of money, wealth and power to be gained by those of you who are brave enough to venture into this 30km2 radioactive cesspool. We warned though. There are far more dangerous creatures then simple mutants and bandits out there. SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL: (2007) So for those of you who are not familiar with the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series or the tragic events that occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power-Plant in 1986, I shall […]

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An interview with NICK POPE!

 

 The Uninvited – 1997. Today I have a treat for you. Last week we looked at The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (An amazing game.), and during my research I discovered that a friend of mine was involved on the project. Nick Pope, one the world’s foremost UFOLOGISTS (UFO expert) and Conspiracy Theorists (No, he’s not a loon! He’s one of the few who looks for truth, NOT sensational stories.)  Nick worked for the British Ministry of Defence (MOD)  from 1985 to 2006. Over the past three-decades he has written several books – the titles of which are seen on this page – and worked on various TV shows, films and other media. Essentially he’s a “REAL-LIFE”, Fox Mulder… Wonder if he […]

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NEW DOCTOR!

 

   “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” — The Doctor, Season 5, Episode 12. As the more informed amongst you will have probably noticed, Matt Smith is retiring from his role as Doctor Who. Now although this in its own is not a revelation; the person replacing him is. That’s correct – three people who do not yet know – the name of the “new” Doctor has been revealed. “The way I see it, every life is a pile of good things and bad things. The good things don’t always soften the bad things, but vice versa, the bad things don’t always spoil […]

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: DAY 2

 

 “It is something great and greatening to cherish an ideal; to act in the light of truth that is far-away and far above; to set aside the near advantage, the momentary pleasure; the snatching of seeming good to self; and to act for remoter ends, for higher good, and for interests other than our own.” ? Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Welcome to the second day of slaughter as the Battle of Gettysburg continues. It is difficult to say who shall be victorious at this point. The Blue-Bellies have dug in just North of the town of Gettysburg, their superior numbers and technological advantage could be a major deciding factor. Not that it matters, as the veteran Greybacks, using their skills and […]

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AMERICAN CIVIL WAR:

 

 “War means fighting, and fighting means killing.” – Nathan Bedford Forrest. ON THIS DAY the largest land battle ever fought on American soil began. That’s right you Greyback Johnys the BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, the bloodiest battle of the AMERICAN CIVIL WAR April (12, 1861 – May 9, 1865) commenced. For three days 01-07-1863 to 03-07-1863 the horrific slaughter continued leaving over 40,000 dead and wounded – That’s 50% higher than ALL U.S casualties from the Revolution 1775-1783. Now the reason I’m giving you this history lesson, Billy Yank? BECAUSE! TODAY THE 150TH GETTYSBURG ANNIVERSARY BEGINS! And WE celebrate and honour the dead by looking at some of MY favourite Civil War games and films! “I hate newspapermen. They come into camp […]

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EVIL DEAD SERIES (1981-2013)

 

 “You will die! Like the others before you, one by one, we will take you.” – Cheryl: Evil Dead – 1981. I’m certain a number of you have seen the “new” Evil Dead film (2013). I must admit, I enjoyed it; despite the lack of Bruce Campbell. Who is Bruce Campbell? Oh, child. Allow me to enlighten you. And let me be the first to say “Welcome to the World of Evil Dead.” “Well hello Mister Fancypants. Well, I’ve got news for you pal, you ain’t leadin’ but two things, right now: Jack and shit… and Jack left town.” – Ash: Army of Darkness – 1992. Our tale is long and sometimes complicated. For over 30 years the world of […]

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FILM VS WRITTEN WORD!

 

 “It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it.” —Jack Kerouac. The written word captures our imagination; while films show the spoils of our mind to the world. Both of these mediums are a fantastic way of expressing ideas and concepts. However the battle-lines between readers and watchers is moving closer, as famous works of literary genius are transformed into fantastic high-budget films; then transformed back into print. So, Wookiee, you get books based on the film, which itself is based on a book. Thus giving you ONE film and TWO distinct books. All of which have their own fanatics lining the streets and flogging themselves in abject worship of “their” beloved personal choice. All this leaves us with […]

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5 SCI-FI SHOWS YOU SHOULD WATCH BEFORE YOU DIE!

 

 “Klaatu barada nikto” – The Day the Earth Stood Still. Once again I have attempted to avoid the cliche and focus on the independent. That means you’ll see no Star Trek, no Doctor Who, no Star Wars. Instead we’ll look into older and underground shows. “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that.” – 2011: A Space Odyssey. 05: PRIMEVAL. (2007-2011) [youtube id=”pNTOJ9PFwPc” width=”450″ height=”260″] This is one of Britain’s more bizarre TV shows. Created by Adrian Hodges (Survivors) and Tim Haines (Walking with Dinosaurs, The Lost World), this ITV series ran for five seasons. This series revolves around a group of scientists who are tasked with investigating and stopping temporal anomalies and whatever spills out of them. 04: […]

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5 UPCOMING ZOMBIE FILMS!

 

 It’s Wednesday, and that means zombies. This week we shall look at 5 upcoming zombie films. Obviously there are hundreds more coming, but these are MY personal choices. (I don’t want to hear any complaints.) 5: Epitaph: Bread and Salt. [youtube id=”3gyDENEjrPY” width=”450″ height=”260″] Epitaph: Bread and Salt, is an upcoming Science-fiction, horror film based on the comic book by Nathyn Brendan Masters. Masters directed, wrote and starred in this film adaptation. The film revolves around a family of hunters, who with the aid of a demon hunter, seek to destroy a dark cult. 4: R.I.P.D. [youtube id=”X07xNrVd7DU” width=”450″ height=”260″] R.I.P.D. is an action-comedy film starring Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon (There’s always bacon.) and Mary-Louise Parker. It is […]

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ZOMBIES: Fact, fiction, or theoretical possibility? PART 5

 

 Rule 3 – “Always carry a minimum of 2 reliable, lethal weapons.” Welcome to this, the last in our five part look into all things zombie. Last week we looked at the end of civilization. In little over 38 days after initial infection, most of the human race would be some form of zombie, and the world we know would be gone. But what if you were one of the lucky ones? What if you survived, what would you do then? Well a number of people have given this a lot of thought. Over the past decade, dozens of books, manuals, videos, and survival kits have been created to deal with this possibility.  Rule 10 – “Only pull the trigger […]

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