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The Mandalorian Official Trailer

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

If you haven’t already given up on Star Wars after Disney’s blatant mismanagement of the property, you might find some interest in this trailer for ‘The Mandalorian’, an upcoming series about a Manalorian bounty hunter that takes place between Episodes 6 and 7. You’ll also have to get a Disney+ subscription if you want to watch, so add another streaming service to the pile.

Adam Savage’s Zorg Industries ZF-2

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

Adam Savage of Mythbuster’s fame is no stranger to the Zorg Industries ZF-1 from ‘The Fifth Element’, having made a couple of inert replicas for himself. However, his interest in the ZF-1 has extended to producing a functioning model of the highly-versatile sci-fi weapon, dubbed the ZF-2. For the purposes of function, the ZF-2 is roughly twice the size of the ZF-1, and weighs in at 40 lbs. It also isn’t a firearm for the purposes of practicality, instead using a stabilizing camera attached to a NERF dart launcher to replace the “gun” component, however it does have all the other features of the ZF-1 seen in the movie:

– Arrow Launcher
– Net Launcher
– Flame Thrower
– Cryo Launcher
– Rocket Launcher

In short, Adam Savage’s ZF-2 is huge, impractical, and pretty damn cool.

You can see it in action at go.discovery.com/tv-shows/savage-builds/full-episodes/inside-the-episode-hollywoods-deadliest-weapon

Fanboy Movie Friday – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai

Friday, July 12th, 2019

Officially available on YouTube as an ad-supported release is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, a pretty crazy Sci-Fi film produced and directed by W. D. Richter, who also co-wrote (really, almost completely re-wrote from scratch) ‘Big Trouble in Little China’, so if you like that film (like me), you might just like this one as well.

Mad Max vs. Dick Dastardly

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Here’s a fantastic mashup of Mad Max: Fury Road and Dick Dastardly from Wacky Races created by YouTube channel Runaway Pictures Inc. The old Wacky Races music and sound effects overlaid on the Fury Road footage is what really makes the video.

Pennyworth – Official Trailer

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

The upcoming ‘Pennyworth’ is a 10-part series that will be available on the EPIX streaming service. It’s a prequel series in which former SAS soldier Alfred Pennyworth forms a security company and works with Thomas Wayne in 1960s London. It looks pretty stylish, although it almost feels like it could be the same story without the Batman licensing.

In any case, you can catch Pennyworth on EPIX July 28th.

S&W Has Issued An M&P15-22 Consumer Safety Alert

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Smith & Wesson has issued a consumer safety alert on all M&P15-22 rifles and pistols manufactured before February 1st, 2019. S&W has discovered that some recently manufactured 15-22s feature a defect causing a lack of proper depth of the breech face counter bore. This defect can cause a closed bolt to crush the rim of a chambered .22 round, causing it to unintenionally fire, cycling the bolt, and potentially causing multiple discharges without depressing the trigger.

S&W is providing a free bolt inspection gauge which can be ordered by consumers to determine whether their 15-22 is within manufacturer specifications. Alternatively, S&W is also offering consumers the option to send their bolt in for a free inspection, and replacement if necessary.

Since the 15-22 is a pretty popular and affordable plinker, there’s a chance at least a few of you own one, so if that is the case, get it checked out.

For more info, check out the link below:

www.smith-wesson.com/mp15-22-consumer-safety-alert

DOOM: Eternal – Official E3 Story Trailer

Monday, June 10th, 2019

More info on the new DOOM game is, in my opinion, the best news to come out of E3 this year. Now, it looks like the Doom Slayer is not only working to stop Hell on Earth, but is also going after a vengeful Heaven, which opposes the Slayer’s attempt to stop the demonic invasion. Mix in plenty of new and old weapons, new and revamped enemies, new environments, new traversal methods, and more glory kills, while also retaining the most important aspect of a Doom title: fast-paced, action filled gameplay over story – and it looks like we’ll have a real winner of a game in our hands.

DOOM: Eternal launches November 22nd, 2019.

Rambo: Last Blood – Teaser Trailer

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

In this latest (and last?) movie in the Rambo series, Rambo undertakes a mission to rescue the sister of a reporter from a Mexican cartel. It looks alright; plenty of explosions, booby traps, and violence, so definitely a Rambo film.

Rambo: Last Blood — In theaters September 20, 2019.

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare – Reveal Trailer

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

They’re rebooting/reimagining the Modern Warfare series for this year’s CoD release. Fan favorite character Captain Price is back, along with a completely new story. Oh, and reportedly cross-play between Xbox One, PS4, and PC is going to be a feature, along with all DLC multiplayer maps being free content for all players.

Modern Warfare launches October 25th, 2019.

Star Trek: Picard Teaser

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

CBS is releasing a new series on their streaming service about Captain Picard 15 years after an unknown event, presumably after the events of Star Trek: Nemesis.

Star Trek: Picard is “coming soon” to CBS All Access.

Terminator: Dark Fate – Official Teaser Trailer

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger reprise their roles as Sarah Connor and the T-800, respectively, in a movie directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool fame, with a teaser synopsis which deliberately states the film takes place after Terminator 2: Judgement Day. Seems to be equal parts nostalgic pandering, and an overt attempt to try to discredit any other sequels or spin-offs of the Terminator franchise. All the same, it’s got guns, explosions, and a liquid-metal Terminator, so all the pieces are there. Hopefully it’s decent.

Kinda cool to see a Fostech Origin, though. I had to repeat that part a few times to confirm, but the skeletonized drum mag is a dead giveaway.

Terminator: Dark Fate is slated for a theatrical release November 1st, 2019.

Apocalypse Now – Final Cut Trailer

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Francis Ford Coppola Vietnam War Epic Apocalypse Now, there will be a limited release of a ‘Final Cut’ of the film, in select theaters on August 15th. This Final Cut is restored from the original film negatives to 4K quality, with 5.1 Dolby surround sound, and the film has been reedited by Coppola with a runtime that is 20 minutes shorter than the Redux version. If you’re more of a home viewer type, a 4K Ultra HD release will also be made available on August 27th.

colinfurze – Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Here’s a video from YouTube channel colinfurze, which details the creation of an “Airsoft Machine Gun Briefcase” inspired by the one in the Kingsman movie. Of course, I’m sure many of you are aware of H&K’s MP5k Operational Briefcase, which is the real world basis for the briefcase gun in the aforementioned movie.

You can check out more of colinfurze’s videos via their YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp68_FLety0O-n9QU6phsgw

Orc Wars – Official Trailer

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Orc Wars is a trailer for a fantastically schlocky premise where a lone protagonist takes on a horde of fantasy-style orcs with modern firearms. The CGI is noticeably Sci-Fi Channel (I’m not calling it SyFy) bad, but the costumes for the orcs are actually pretty great, and it looks like an overall fun film.

You can support the creators, Arrowstorm Entertainment, via their Patreon page: www.patreon.com/arrowstorm

Shot Tower: How Lead Shot Is Made

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

This interesting video from 1950 shows how lead shot for shotshells used to be made in a shot tower in Edmonton, Greater London. Shot Towers were in use for making lead shot since the late 18th century, although this process has largely been supplanted with modern manufacturing techniques, such as the Bliemeister method.

Parabellum Arms – M41A Pulse Rifle — Rubber band gun

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

YouTube channel Parabellum Arms shows of this amazing home-made rubber band gun modeled after the M41A Pulse Rifle wielded by the Colonial Marines of the Alien franchise. The gun was developed over two different iterations, which feature an underslung pump-action rubber band launcher (w/ faux shell ejection), and a main rubber band launcher that can feed from detachable magazines, and is capable of both semi and automatic fire (with a rate of fire of 900 rounds per minute). The M41A also features ambi sling mounts, and a telescoping stock.

You can check out more of Parabellum Arms’ creations on his YouTube channel, and buy plans of the guns via his Etsy shop.

It Was The Emperor All Along!

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Gotta bring back papa Palpatine to undo all that Ryan Johnson screwiness.

Borderlands 3 Official Reveal Trailer

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

If you’ve been hungry for a wackier take on the looter shooter than The Division or Destiny, then you’re in luck, because Borderlands 3 has been officially revealed. New characters, new environs, new enemies, and over a billion (procedurally-generated) guns, including at least one with legs. There’s no release date as of yet, but the Official Website for the game is noted to have more info starting April 3rd.

Gerber Center-Drive Plus

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Gerber has released an updated model of their Center-Drive multitool, the Center-Drive Plus. The original Center-Drive was designed to allow one-handed access to the three major components of the tool: the pliers, bit driver, and blade. With the Center-Drive Plus, Gerber added spring-loaded scissors, and changed the original full edge blade to a partially-serrated blade. The components on the plus are now also tumble-finished, and the blade comes with a leather sheath, instead of the nylon sheath of the previous model.

www.gerbergear.com/Multi-Tools/One-Hand-Opening/Center-Drive-Plus_30-001417

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum – Trailer 2

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

So this new trailer for the upcoming John Wick 3 dropped today. Clearly, the series is becoming steadily more outlandish with every installment, but of course it’s still worth watching, because you definitely want to see how John fights off the combined efforts of a city full of assassins and a shadowy criminal organization.

John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum premiers in theaters May 17, 2019.

Doom: Annihilation Trailer

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

There was a film based on the popular video game franchise ‘Doom’ that was released in 2005; it starred Karl Urban and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, featured monsters which were the result of genetic experimentation rather than demons from Hell, and aside from a pretty cool first person sequence, was largely forgettable, and didn’t really do its namesake justice.

Somehow, this more recent attempt to bring Doom to the big small screen looks even worse – as you can probably guess by the quality of the footage, the effects, and the acting, it’s a straight-to-home-release production. Plus, there’s not even a Doomguy / Doom Slayer, just a bunch of generic space marines; y’know, the guys that got slaughtered by the forces of Hell before Doomguy tore through them with superhuman ability, and enough firepower to start a small war.

Tellingly, the official DOOM twitter account even released a tweet stating: “We’re not involved with the movie.” Whether you take the statement as a passive-aggressive dig against the quality of the trailer, or a pure statement of fact with no double meaning, it’s clear after the excellent DOOM 2016 and what’s been shown of DOOM: Eternal, that no one on those teams had any input in this film’s production.

No definite release date has been announced, but expect Doom: Annihilation to hit various video on demand services later this year.

RAGE 2 – Wasteland Superhero Trailer

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

This is a pretty great trailer for the upcoming RAGE 2, which fully embraces the game’s over-the-top, wacky nature – gratuitous violence, powerful weapons, nanotrite abilities, and Mad Max-meets-Sci-Fi aesthetic.

RAGE 2 will be available on May 14, 2019.

Make It Extreme – DIY Electric Rotary Gun

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

YouTube channel Make It Extreme planned out and built a ‘DIY Electric Rotary Gun’. A more detailed description of the build can be read here, but essentially they developed a motor-powered gun that feeds round projectiles from a hopper into an aluminum spiral-walled ‘barrel’ (a piece repurposed from an air compressor). The makeshift ‘barrel’ rotates at approximately 3000rpm, in which the rounds launch around the walls of the barrel until shooting out the opening, with a surprising amount of force. As the video clearly demonstrates, this isn’t a particularly accurate gun, but this inaccuracy is offset by the massive volume of projectiles, 8mm plastic shots for the purpose of the video; although the creators state their gun is capable of shooting both plastic and metal shots sized from 6mm to 9mm.

The video shows the non-descript build process for the gun, but if you want to make one for yourself, you can join the $10 tier of their Patreon, and you’ll have access to the plans. Also, to be fair, a common interpretation of DIY is you can do it yourself with fairly common tools and implements; the equipment in this video, such as the lathe and press, are fairly specialized components, so how DIY this project truly is can be pretty subjective.

It’s still pretty darn cool, though.

You can check out more of Make It Extreme’s videos via their YouTube Channel here: www.youtube.com/channel/UCkhZ3X6pVbrEs_VzIPfwWgQ

Ahoy – MP40

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Ahoy is back once again with another video, this time detailing the iconic German MP40 and its inclusion in video games and films. The video starts with a brief overview of the adoption of submachine guns in 20th century warfare leading up to the development of the MP40, and also briefly recognizes some of the contemporaries of its era, including the American Thompson and Soviet PPSH-41. It’s by no means an in-depth history, but it’s still an entertaining video that shows the pedigree of the titular submachine gun, and its influence on culture and entertainment.

For more of Ahoy’s videos, check out his YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCE1jXbVAGJQEORz9nZqb5bQ

ioscribe – 3D printed Banana Standard Pistol

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

Youtuber ioscribe shows off a fully-functioning 3D-printed Glock-pattern frame. The frame, called the Banana Standard, was printed out of PLA at 0.1mm layer heights, and is fully functional, except for an issue with the slide and recoil spring being too heavy to function when used in conjunction with a suppressor.

You can check out more of the Banana Standard, including some earlier iterations, and a 3D-printed VZ61 Skorpion frame, on ioscribe’s channel – www.youtube.com/channel/UCHdVwKz3nA_gaYXL9cEME0A