Archive for the ‘Television’ Category
Thumbs and Ammo is an image blog that features characters in movies, television shows, and the like that have been Photoshopped to replace any firearms they have been holding with a thumbs-up. Anyone can contribute their own altered image, and they’ve all been pretty amusing so far.
It’s coming, May 19 at midnight eastern.
The design for the limited edition Blu-ray set for the third season of ‘The Walking Dead’ was revealed. It’s modeled after the Governor’s aquarium of walker heads seen earlier in the season. It comes with five walker heads that can be arranged in any order, and the set can be filled with water and the aquariums light up. The set will be available later this year.
Outdoor Channel hosted a training simulation booth to promote their upcoming show ‘Elite Tactical Unit: S.W.A.T.’ It featured a variety of on-rails scenarios where the participant used either a CO2-powered AR-15 or SIG pistol outfitted with projection technology to shoot bad guys on screen. Afterwards, the participant could view a sneak peak of the show split up into segments with multiple choice questions in-between.
The next season of ‘Venture Bros.’ is well on track, as evidenced with this image, along with many more found at the link below. For the uninitiated, ‘Venture Bros.’ is a deconstruction yet loving parody of ‘Johnny Quest’ and other shows of that era mixed in with plenty of pop culture references and humor, ranging from outright crude to fairly esoteric.
Starting February, AMC is going to re-air seasons one and two of ‘The Walking Dead’ in monochrome. If anything else, it’s a nice treat for the fans of the comic, which is done in black and white.
Hat tip: io9.com
Anyone who is familiar with ‘Game of Thrones’, or the book series it’s based on, knows that Joffrey Baratheon is a major jerkass, and that’s putting it lightly. Thanks to 604 Republic, however anyone can take out their frustration on a shooting target bearing his image. These full color 12.5″ by 18.5″ targets are printed on 100lb. stock paper using environmentally friendly vegetable soy based inks. My favorite element is the ‘Made In Winterfell’ tag on the lower-right corner of the target.
I’m sure you know about the Internet Movie Database, or imdb.com, another one of those internet time sinks that has information on almost every movie ever along with almost every actor ever, the parts they’ve played, etc. Since this is the internet, where just about any damn thing can be found, and copycats are common, somebody made a similar site in the form of a Wiki, but with firearms as the primary focus instead of movies and actors, even calling it the internet movie firearm database. On the site, you can look up what movies, television shows, and video games a firearm has been in, what firearms a movie, television show, or video game has featured, and even what firearms and in what show/movie/video game an actor has used.
It’s pretty exhaustive, which makes games of 6-degrees-of-a-Beretta-92F all the easier to play.
Please let this be as good as the potential. Don’t let ‘em screw it up and make it an episode-centric post-apocalyptic teen drama soap opera combo.
Black powder weapons, crossbows, Book-of-Eli type knife-fightin’ in post-apocalyptic Chicago. Honestly, that’s not a whole lot different than some of what’s going on in Chi-town right now, but what they’ve done to Wrigley Field is a travesty! If there is some sort of local warlord there, some petty Cook County despot, he needs to do something to honor them Cubs before there’s a coup.
That LEO really loves him some guns…
Dr. Danger either had brass balls or was just colossally stupid. He also doesn’t know the difference between a Ma Deuce and a submachine gun, though we won’t quibble. Have you seen the Dr. Danger series yet from MOJO? It’s crazy.
“You don’t want to rent a car [at Bali Doogle]. You want to rent an army.”
Check out the episode when he was in Mogadishu on HULU.
Tonight, The History Channel will debut “Zombies: A Living History”. Featuring some of our favorite Zombie authors Max Brooks, Jonathon Maberry and JL Bourne, this documentary takes a look at Zombies through a historical lens.
Examining not only the voodoo Zombie but also the modern apocalyptic Zombie myth, “Zombies: A Living History” considers what makes the phenomenon just so damned scary. And oh yeah, there will be some guns in the show too.
Unlike most of the people in my generation, I was lucky enough to be exposed to the wonders of supermarionation TV shows, including the much-loved Thunderbirds. However, I wasn’t aware of this show until recently seeing it in an io9 article, so I figured I’d share the intro with the rest of you:
A quick plot synopsis from the video description: Gerry Anderson’s third SF supermarionation saga told the adventures of the WASPs (the World Aquanaut Security Patrol) as they explored the oceans and kept the world safe from a variety of perils. The WASP’s main weapon was Stingray, a super-sub under the command of Troy Tempest. Troy’s copilot was Phones, and they were often joined on missions by Marina, a princess of the undersea kingdom of Pacifica.
It’s cool, but I think I’d rather stick to the adventures of International Rescue. Of course, there might not have been a Thunderbirds without Stingray, so I’ll give credit where credit is due.
Now’s your chance to wear the most impressive armory of weapons found throughout all of fiction. From the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch to the Klingon Bat’leth to the Nuke at the end of Dr. Strangelove, 79 fictional weapons adorn this circular design. Available in these styles: Blue/Black, Green/Forest (with a couple of replacement weapons), and a third that’s numbered to make future identification easier. True nerd cred goes to anyone who can name every weapon; I’m admittedly not recognizing a few.
An oldie but a goodie. Drunk Ewoks are always good for a laugh, but I think that Al Roker’s Han Solo hair steals the show, to be honest.
Just a quick reminder that the World Premier trailer for MW3 will be airing during game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on ESPN around 6 PM PT, much like MW2 and Black Ops in years past. If you’re like me and don’t watch a lot of televised sports, I’m sure it’ll be up on the internet minutes later.
November can’t come soon enough!
Just a reminder than the season finale of Archer premiers tonight on FX at 10 PM, Eastern. If you haven’t been watching this show, you’ve been missing the best, if highly vulgar, animated spy comedy of all time. In other words: it’s mandatory viewing. Also, a brand new Duke Nukem Forever trailer will be premiering on TV, because who else but Duke could pair so well with Archer?
This is the uncensored version of the trailer, btw.
“Good thing I brought my axe-cane.”
I think the above line pretty much sums up how awesome this clip is. But wait, there’s more! It also converts into a shotgun! And do I detect a Wilhelm scream? Why yes, yes I do.
AOTS correspondent Weston Scott spends his second day at Blackheart International firing their impressive selection of foreign weaponry, including such classics as the AK-74 SU and PKM machine gun. Pretty entertaining stuff, but I’d feel irresponsible if I didn’t point out the PPSH-41 is actually a SMG, not a rifle. Not a big issue, but then again anyone who has played any of the WWII Call of Duty’s would know this by heart, and since G4 is a channel for gamers…
Also, I really want one of those Saiga-12s. Anything that can shoot a creepy looking mannequin in half is a definite must-have.
Visit http://www.bhigear.com/ for the full selection of Blackheart International gear.
This video from AOTS shows a couple of so called ‘top self defense tools’ in case of a zombie apocalypse. I’m going to totally debunk them both, since I’m a huge fan of zombie fiction, and I can easily tell using either of these will only end you up as undead chow. I’d also like to add that the video starts by mentioning the only way to stop a zombie is by decapitating it. That only separates the still-biting head from the body. Destroying the brain is the only guaranteed method. Fanboy moment over, onto ripping on some products!
Axe Maker Kit – bestmadeco.com: A do-it-yourself ax valued at $140? I’ll pass. Even with two handles made of American hickory, a hand-forged ax blade, and a shaver, that’s a bit too much for something I’ll just repeatedly bury into the undead. I’d rather pick up an ax at the store ($30, easily found for less or more) or even a crowbar (again $30, easily found for less or more). At least with the later I have an effective melee weapon and a tool for opening whatever barriers I may find.
Card Sharp – iainsinclair.com : It folds up to look just like a credit card? Seems more like an altercation with a TSA agent waiting to happen than an effective anti-zombie device. Actually, killing a zombie TSA agent with this would offer what I imagine to be some form of poetic justice. But I digress, if you need a zombie-fighting blade, go for a machete, or a shaolin spade, if you can find it. This is just too small to cause any noticeable damage to the undead hoard. After all, the whole concept is to destroy the brain, not cut away at them.
Long story short: these are horrible options. In case of a zombie attack, go with something else. After all, your life may depend on it.