Archive for July, 2015
Tags: Pro Wrestling, Roddy Piper
The year is 1997, and a stranger arrives in Hong Kong, decades later than he thought he would be returning to Earth. It’s the eve of the Handover, the return of Hong Kong to China, and the Doctor finds a world that’s had to survive without him for the last few decades, and it’s a world that is not the better for it.
An advanced Chinese stealth bomber, capable of flying while completely invisible, crashes into the Hong Kong countryside, sending the Doctor in pursuit of a mystery. Along the way he finds an old friend who is desperate to forget the horrors of his own past, a disgraced version of U.N.I.T. led by a less than ethical commander, and an old enemy as trapped on Earth as the Doctor now is.
And in the midst of it all, an ancient evil is awakening…
Tags: Dragon Con, ESO Network, Needless Things Podcast
A four fan panel flashback to Dragon Cons past with some fun podcasts from the ESO Network family of shows. (more…)
Tags: Ash v Evil Dead, Batman, SDCC, Superman, Trailers
Just shy of a couple of weeks back there was some event out in California that at least a few of you may have heard of called San Diego Comic Con. Part of the fun of SDCC for those who can’t/don’t attend is the inevitable electronic landslide, both official and not quite all that official, of news about upcoming genre films and television shows. For those of us that didn’t make the trek west, this year had a lot of stuff coming our way, particularly where trailers were concerned. Now that we’ve given it a week to see what else might come out after SDCC turned off the lights for the year, let’s look at the trailer highlights.
Tags: B-Movies, Horror Hosts, Horror Movies, Monster Madhouse, Rock & Roll
Tags: Conan, DJ Spider, Dragon Con, Dragon*Con, G.I. Joe, Needless Things
A four podcast Needless Things flashback of the ghosts of Dragon Con panels past. A nice little collection of fun shows taped at Dragon Con panels that cover the topics of the G.I. Joe toys of old, Conan the Destroyer, and The DC Puppet Slam. There’s also a chat with DJ Spider and Sean Patton. Just a little something to hold you over until it gets here.
Tags: Grindhouse, Hot Pink Jesus, Indie Films, Jaysen Buterin, North Carolina
I’m not sure what exactly it was that leaked into the water supply of North Carolina a few decades back, but the documented effects of this Substance ‘X’ has been the mutation of a rather sizable number of perfectly normal people into terrifyingly talented indie film creators. So unlike the effects of the various Substance ‘X’ threats we were warned about in one 1950’s science fiction film after another, this has actually been a pretty damned good thing for us. One perfect example of why this is a good thing for us is Jaysen Buterin.
While the majority of his output in his (relatively) short career so far as a writer/director has been in short film work and with his first full-length feature only just announced, he’s managed to pack one hell of a wallop into his work so far. In the case of three of his shorts, the Hot Pink Jesus trilogy, you even have a feature’s worth of material to sit down, sit back with, and enjoy.