Sharknado 3 Premier – it wouldn’t be summer!

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Sharknado 3 

Leading up to this event we had some new classics like, 3-Headed Shark Attack (If 2 heads were bad, 3 heads are the baddest!) and Zombie Shark (just in case a shark isn’t scary enough for you, it’s a zombie too!)3-Headed-Shark-Attack-poster

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This would be a great time to take a look at some of my previous summer posts dealing with Sharks, surf, summer and beachside fun!

Those Other Shark Movies
A boatload of shark movies in a pictorial listing to keep your shark-filled summer going.

Scariest Creatures of the Sea
You don’t need no movies to make you fear the sea. Here’s a bunch of real life creatures to make your stomach crawl.

Beach Movie Reviews:
Humanoids from the Deep3 headed shark attack

Beach Blanket Terror

Blood Beach

The Monster of Piedras Blanca

Creature2 headed shark attack

Creatures from the Abyss

Island of the Fishmen

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malibu shark attack

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Sharknado Party Must haves!

Get your party theme going with these party shark particulars

shark plates shark fin hats

water melon shark sharknado cake

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you can always rent one of these – ride a Mechanical Shark

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Shark eats man…Man eats shark! What to serve at your Sharknado Party!

Grilled Shark Steaks

Grilled Shark

check out the easy recipe here:
http://www.food.com/recipe/grilled-shark-steaks-320984

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Fish and Chips

Fish-n-chips
The ‘fish’ is usually Atlantic Cod, but shark white meat can make for a wonderful exchange for your fish and chips.

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Metal Hurlant Chronicles – series overview

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Metal Hurlant Chronicles

I’ve been enjoying Metal Hurlant Chronicles, the recently added Twilight Zone-style series on SyFy Channel.

For those who don’t know, Metal Hurlant is the French magazine that became Heavy Metal Magazine when it crossed the river to the States. Metal Hurlant continued publishing in France along side Heavy Metal in the US, weaving stories of fantasy, science fiction, and weird tales, and capturing the imagination with their vibrant artwork depicting strange lands and people.

In 2012, a French-Belgian joint production team started the English speaking series, Metal Hurlant Chronicles, which would bring some of themetal hurlant chronicles poster magazine’s iconic stories to life. SyFy picked up the series and began airing episodes a month ago.

Metal Hurlant Chronicles is a Twilight Zone-styled anthology show with each episode self-contained, mostly in the fantasy/sci-fi genre. The only link between episodes is an asteroid, known as Metal Hurlant, which sweeps through space past different planets, universes, and eons, to bring the viewer to each current story. It is shown in the opening theme/credits and casually appears at random in the background, during a scene in the episode. I’ve been amused looking for it in each story. (kinda’ like where’s Waldo)

In “The Endomorphe“ a boy is thought to be the savior of a defeated race overrun by a dark warring force. A small group of soldiers must usher him to the center of the invaders world. There he will fulfill his destiny and save his people, but all is not as it seems. In “Whiskey in a Jar” a sheriff in a small western town is visited by a doctor that seems to be able to save the bad guys lives‘ no matter how bad they’ve been shot-up. The most recent episode I watched featured, Rutger Hauer as an entity who sends his warrior to kill a being he calls, the dragon. When the warrior gets there, he finds only a small boy and can’t carry out his mission. There is a nice twist to this story which I won’t spoil for those who may watch it (it’s On Demand for those with cable).

Metal Hurlant Chronicles airs Monday nights on SyFy Channel.
If you’re not convinced, just check out the trailer!

reccomended if you like, The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Amazing Stories,  etc.

 

Robot Combat League – TV show review

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Robot Combat League –

Syfy Channel- Tues. Feb. 26th

Last night I watched one of the more entertaining new shows I’ve seen on SyFy in some time. Hosted by Chris Jericho (WWE, Fozzy), teams of two ordinary citizens gain control of a Robot, enter into a ring, and battle it out against another Robot team.
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I don’t know if you young ‘uns are familiar with this toy, but when we were kids, we had something called ‘Rock ’Em, Sock ’Em Robots‘.  It was a plastic board with two robots, Red & Blue, and controlers that let you move and punch your robot opponent. The idea was to get in a nice uppercut and pop off the opponent’s robot head. It was a fun game. Well, ‘Rock ’Em, Sock ’Em Robots‘ has just met the 21st Century!

The Robots are massive, 8 – 10 feet tall mega-machines of pistons, heavy metal, wires, and circuitry – each with special features (longer reach, cage body armor) that make them unique. They are controlled by a team of two, one in a captains’ chair that dictates walking, turning and direction. The other is strapped into an avatar arm and shoulder harness (called the exo-suit), and every punch jab and movement they Robot Combat League - Season 1make in this harness is digitally transmitted to the Robot. The team member swings his arm, the Robot punches. It’s not just a standard pre-programmed punch either – If the team member does a roundhouse punch, an uppercut, a side shot to the body, the robot follows. A similar concept can be seen in the movie Real Steel but this is the concept taken into a practical application for weekly competition. The system and Robots are the brainchild of robotics expert Mark Setrakian.

In this episode, the underdogs, a father-daughter team had to go against the best competitors, an Olympic athlete and his tech. partner, in the ring. In the first round, the father-daughter team’s robot, Crash was severely damaged and had no use of its left arm. Between rounds, they have 20 minutes to repair the robot, which they did, or they would have to forfeit. They came out in the second round pummeling team Cyclone with punches to the body (frame) and in the last seconds of the battle Crash broke off its own hand delivering the fatal blow that incapacitated Cyclone  in a spray of sparks and hydraulic fluid.

I gotta’ tell you, it was exciting, appealing to my boyish machismo and sci-fi mentality simultaneously. In this episode, there was a lot of introduction and explanation of how the robots work. I’m hoping in future episodes they have two matches instead of one, because that is where the real excitement is found.

Either way, I think I’ve found something that I will enjoy, at least for the season.
http://www.syfy.com/robotcombatleague
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