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C4!

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Images from Our Trip to Central Coast Comic Con!

Hello El Moochadores! This weekend in Ventura California was the C4 Central Coast Comic Con, and Yesterday we ventured out away from the safety and comfort of beautiful San Diego to attend this illustrious event. I gotta say, I dug Ventura and this con. Though it was really hot inside the dealer sections, there’s something very wonderful about attending a not Comic-Con size event and actually getting a chance to talk with artist and creators. 2042502_origAttending this event were many comic industry professionals like Tim Bradstreet, Bob Layton, and (Atomic Moo favorite artist) Nicole Brune. There were also cosplay pros like Rosanna Rocha and Az Powergirl along with celebrity appearances by Michael Jai White, Naomi Grossman, and and many more including comedians and voice actors. There was also live art sessions, panels, cosplayers, vendors and a “slave Leia” or two. All the right ingredients for a good con. I’ve posted a few images form the con below and soon (hopefully) I’ll start posting about some of the very cool indie creators we met at the con. Check it out and remember support your local comic book convention!

Cheers!

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Virtues of War!

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An Atomic Moo Book Review of Bennett R. Coles New SF Novel!

Recently, Titan Books published a new science fiction novel by Bennett R. Coles. The new novel, Virtues of War is an exciting chunk of military science fiction in the tradition of great stories like Starship Troopers (Book. Not the movie). In Virtues of War we get to follow the lives of the crew of the Rapier. A fast attack craft assigned to a Terran expeditionary force to the colony world’s of Sirius and Centauria. On board is Lieutenant Katja Emmes who gets her first combat experiences leading her platoon into an investigation of smuggled weapons. The mission will eventually kick off a galaxy wide war, but Emmes quickly begins to develop into a first rate officer and combat veteran along with the rest of the Rapier crew.

According to his webpage, Coles is a former Royal Canadian Navy officer and his 15 years naval experience shines through in Virtues of War. Coles did a brilliant job of weaving the regulation, procedures, and day to day drama of military life, with a wonderful idea of future human expansion into other star systems. In virtues of War he presents a fast paced and action packed story that actually had me wanting to read more after finishing the novel. Also, his characters aren’t just remakes of past hero templates. Katja and the rest of the Rapier crew are become real and believable through Coles writing and, as a reader, I was quickly drawn into her journey from novice to hero.

I’ve posted the official synopsis below, but Virtues of War is available for sale online at Titan Books Online Store!

Lieutenant Katja Emmes is a platoon commander, leader of the 10-trooper strike team aboard the fast-attack craft Rapier. Although fully trained, she has never led troops in real operations before, and lives in the shadow of her war-hero father. Sublieutenant Jack Mallory is fresh out of pilot school, daydreaming about a fighter pilot position in the space fleet. He is in for a rude awakening. Lieutenant Commander Thomas Kane uses a six-month deployment in command of Rapier is to secure his rise to stardom within the Astral Force. He also plays the subtle politics of the military.

The Atomic Moocast #105!

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Our Interview with Time Keeper Producer Daryn Murphy and Actor Matt Lunsford!

Hello El Moochadores!!! Get ready for another trip down the golden road of creativity and enlightenment with this newest edition of the The Atomic Moocast!!! On today’s episode we’re talking with Time Keeper Mitch producer/director, Daryn Murphy, and series star, Matt Lunsford. Matt plays Mitch Manners a would be time traveler sent back to do small things that will later have a huge effect on the future. However, one day he is asked to do not such a small thing, and his life gets considerably more interesting. Currently, Time Keeper is just finishing an IndieGoGO campaign, and today is the last day to help make series 3 happen! So get in there and help them out! As of this post there is still 17 hours left to contribute! I’ve posted a few Time Keeper episodes below along with their campaign video.

Also on this episode, Chudd and I discuss making our first official comic book page. It did not go well… damn.

So here we go folks! The button to all your audio podcast satisfaction is just a click away! Now would be the time to roll on over to your favorite comfy spot! Maybe even grab a bag of vein clogging snacks and a frosty beverage, as you settle in and hit play on the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about!

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
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  • Fast Talkin

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The Morning Moo!

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Featuring Robotech (er…Macross), and Star Wars Art! All the Stuff we Love.

Good morning El Moochadores! In a few short minutes here I have to run out the door to go earn a very minimum wage, so let’s get right into some of the very cool stuff I found on the top level of the internet, this morning! Starting with:

1/72 Macross Model Custom Paint

From the Robotech side of things I thought this was just called the Officers Battle Pod, but I guess it’s actually called the Glaug. Wow, ‘learn something new every day… Anyways, check out this beautiful 1/72 scale resin model from model maker Kallamity on the Facebook. I originally came across images for this model on the Macross World Facebook page, where you can see some awesome images of this make! I’ve posted a few sample images below, but hit the link to see much more cool stuff! God I love Robotech… er Macross… Not the same thing!

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Marko Manev Star Wars Art

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For those of you lucky enough to be attending Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, please wander by booth A106 and check out ACME Archives, and Bottleneck Gallery’s display of these very incredible Marko Manev Star Wars prints. These are numbered 13 x 19 inch, giclee and they are selling for $35 each or $125 for a matching numbered set. There’s also a “noir” version of each print for sale at the same price. Check out some samples below and also know that if you are at D23 right now, I kind of hate you. Just a little bit, and mostly because I have to go to work, while you’re at D23, but yeah…

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AXANAR!

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An Independent Star Trek Film!

Recently I was going through this box of “con swag” that sits next to my desk. It’s a collection of comics, business cards, promo cards, and other stuff collected from the various conventions Chudd and I attended this last year. I keep all this stuff with the intention of “I’ll go through it later.” Well, yesterday was later, and there’s a lot of cool stuff in that box that we’re not posting about. Chief among “the cool stuff” was a promo card for an independent Star Trek film. This last year we’ve seen the Axanar crew at various conventions, and although we’ve picked up several of their cards, I haven’t yet posted about their pretty incredible project. Damn. axnarcast2

Axanar is trying to prove that you don’t need millions of dollars to produce a great science fiction show. Produced by Alex Peters (from Star Trek: Phase II) the story is set some 21 years before the TOS pilot episode, Where No Man Has Gone Before. The show stars former Trek cast members Tony Todd, J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, as well as veteran Sci-fi actors Richard Hatch and Kate Vernon. Here’s the basic synopsis for Axanar:

Axanar tells the story of (Captain) Garth and his crew during the Four Years War, the war with the Klingon Empire that almost tore the Federation apart. Garth’s victory at Axanar solidified the Federation and allowed it to become the entity we know in Kirk’s time.
It is the year 2245 and the war with the Klingons ends here.

So far Axanar has run a successful Kickstarter Campaign, raising over $600,000 for the production of the movie. However, they’re still looking for donations and people wanting to help contribute to the shows production can contribute through a IndiGoGo page. As of this posting there is 22 days left on the campaign. I’ve posted a few sample images below along with two promotion videos for the show. For more information about the show click the links above or listen to their Podcast!

Enjoy!

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Prelude to Axanar Behind-the-Scenes Featurette

Back from SDCC 2015!!!

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Hello El Moochadores! Sorry for the lack of post these last few days, but we’ve been away at San Diego Comic Con 2015f! The con was a lot of fun and we’re putting together our gallery of this years photos, but until then here is a small (very small) sample of some of the cool cosplay we saw at the con. So, check it out and we’ll get the full (awesome) gallery on tonight and start normal post again soon!

Cheers!

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The Atomic Moocast #103!

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Our Interview with Independent Comic Creator, Sarah Bitely!

NEW MOOCAST!!!! Ha Ha Ha! Okay El Moochadores, on this fine new episode of Moocast’n goodness we’re talking with Pimpkillah creator, Sarah Bitely! For those of you not in the know, Pimpkillah is a great black and white 821db265f878b6769438d86a96d7c081_8l8n indie comic about a young woman who, well, kills pimps… Yeah it’s in the title, but the book is chuck full of action, babes, and (maybe) some swinging man dong, all masterfully illustrated by Alfonso Ruiz. I’ve posted a few sample images below in the show notes, but dammit folks! This comic was meant to be read! Follow the links back and get a copy of Pimpkillah: Retribution as soon as you can! Also, it was just really cool having Sarah on the show. You’ll like her. She’s smart, cute, funny… maybe single(?)… who knows! Y’gotta listen to the show!

So, here we go folks! This Moocast is locked, cocked, and ready to be listened to at reasonable sound level (earbuds maybe) that won’t hurt you or offend others nearby. yeah. Which also means you gotta prepare yourselves. You’ll have to sustain your basic needs for the next 1 hour and 18 minutes! So, go (now) and gather up some tasty snacks, a cool beverage, and a comfy seat, and then hit play on the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about.

Enjoy!

Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party
  • Fast Talkin

Show Notes and Links

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The Atomic Moocast #102!

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“Wow!”, I hear you all saying. “Another Moocast and so soon! Thank you Mister Trog, you’re awesome!” Yes. Yes I am, and you very are welcome. So, here it is folks: episode #102, where in we talk with Inside Out actress:92a86df66c5238f4842cb2d222e0e6ba_400x400 Lori Alan!!! Lori has been in such great shows like Toy Story 3, Sponge Bob Square Pants, and Family Guy and now she’s here to tell us all about working on Inside out! Frigg’n groovy!

Just a real quick note about this show: While recording with Lori, the call dropped. Many times. Maybe it was Verizon, maybe it was Skype, I don’t know (wasn’t me) but there were a few times the call was interrupted. However, I’m a middling to good editor, so what follows is all the pieces put back together in a mostly seamless way.Mom'sSaddness Mostly… I would have mentioned all that on the Moocast itself, but I forgot. So, yeah, that happened, but it was still an awesome conversation and we are very happy Lori came on our show.

So, here we go folks! This Moocast is a fresh, steaming, load of podcasting excellence just waiting to ooze down your ear holes! Prepare yourselves! Go now and get a cool fizzy soda, and find that comfy spot, because you’re about to let the Moocast into your brain squidgy regions of your brain!

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Free music used by the Atomic Moo cast is royalty free and was created and composed by Kevin MacLeod and can be found at Incompetech.com. Please support this site!

Songs used:

  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
  • Who Likes to Party
  • Fast Talkin

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The Morning Moo!

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Featuring very cool Snake Plissken art and the Star Trek: Renegades Trailer!

Good morning, El Moochadores. Sorry about the lack of post lately, but I’m lazy. Yeah. It’s something I’d work on, but… lazy. Anyways; For today’s Morning Moo check out the great Snake Plissken art above. The piece was created by German artist Fabian Schlaga, and you can buy a print of it at Sideshowtoy.com. I’ve also posted a few other samples of Schlaga’s work below from his Deviant Art page.

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Star Trek: Renegades

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Is it still a fan film if it has Chekov in it? I think not. Anyways; Check out the recently published trailer for a new, independently produced, new Star Trek series: Star Trek: Renegades. The new show is produced by the same people who made Star Trek: Gods and Men. Here’s the synopsis:

Renegades will be a departure from previous Treks – delving into the dark side of the human psyche, pushing our heroes to their limits, forcing them to carry out actions that they never would have as Starfleet officers. The rules have changed, and they realize they might be the last hope to save the Federation. Star Trek: Renegades will be action oriented, filled with suspense and espionage; all while exploring new worlds, encountering both familiar and new alien species, and boldly going where no Trek has gone before.

Renegades will star/feature Adrienne Wilkinson, Bruce A. Young, Walter Koenig, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Gary Graham, Sean Young, Manu Intiraymi, Corin Nemec, Edward Furlong, and many more. No really. It’s a lot and I’m tired of typing. See, lazy.

The Morning Moo!

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Featuring Red Panda art and a cool proof of concept short film!

Good damn morning El Moochadores! Okay, so today we may have a bran (is it “brand” or “bran”… meh) new Moocast podcast to post later on today along with a new book review. It’s gonna be a busy day, so let’s get into it.

Like the “h2” header said; today we got some great Red Panda art (yeah, I know. Not really “geek creative,” but dammit: RED PANDAS!), and cool proof of concept film called Envoy!

Enjoy!

Red Panda!!!

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I just found out about these little critters a few months ago, but damnit! I love ’em! Check out this great piece of red panda art by Deviant art contributor Alexandra Khitrova (aka: GaudiBuendia). She’s a Russian artist with a great portfolio of work. Hit the link above to see more! Also, MORE RED PANDA STUFF! They’re so damn cute! Ha!

Envoy

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Check out this fantastic short film, Envoy, from director David Weinstein. According to the vimeo page, this is a proof of concept for what will (hopefully) be a larger film. The story is about a young boy “who discovers a deadly alien creature and winds up entangled in a top secret government operation.”

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