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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!


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Star Trek: Axanar – Prelude to Axanar

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!


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The Atomic Moocast #103!


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.


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The Atomic Moocast #102!


“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!


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


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!


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!


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!


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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.”

The Morning Moo!


Featuring Walking Dead 8 Bit Parody, The Infinite Crisis Sound Track, and The Leviathan!

Hello El Moochadores and I hope you’re having a happy morning. Or, at least an okay morning. Or, at the very least, you have an escape route planned and your car will start. In any case, we got some cool stuff to share with you today. Below check out the sound track (Batman Theme) to the new Infinite Crisis game, a new Cinefix 8-bit parody of The Walking Dead, and this amazing proof of concept short film called the Leviathan

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The Walking Dead (Part 1!) – 8 Bit Cinema


Cinefix recently produced a new 8-bit parody of The Walking Dead, which is really cool, but dammit, just start making these games already. I would play this. If this was on a mobile device (phone, tablet, watch… what ever), I would totally pay to play this. A little. I would pay a little. A reasonable amount. Anyways, this represents the first two season’s of AMC’s hit zombie show. According to the youtube page, there’s a Part 2 soon to be released.

Infinite Crisis Video Game Soundtrack – Batman Theme – OFFICIAL

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Check out the Batman theme for the new Infinite Crisis game.the music was produced by Water Tower Music. I haven’t yet played Infinite Crisis, so I don’t have an opinion on the game, but the music sounds pretty great!

The Leviathan — Teaser


Many of you have probably already seen this floating across the internet, because it’s rad, but check out The Leviathan, a short “Proof of Concept Teaser.” It was created by Ruairi Robinson and scripted by Jim Uhls, the screenwriter of Fight Club. The first rule of Leviathans… sorry, I had to. holy shit, I’m going back to bed.

The Morning Moo!


With behind the scenes of Chappie

How the hell did I get sick again? I feel like crap right now, so this’ll be a very short Morning Moo. Then, I’m going back to bed. I hate getting sick.


Behind the Scenes of Chappie


Via Wired: Check out a short, behind the scenes, look at Neil Blomkamp’s new movie, Chappie. This movie looks great, but I keep thinking “Johnny 5 is alive” every time I see a ad for it.


Jupiter Ascending! The Hunt For Twilight Money…


The opinions expressed in the following review of the Wachowskis new movie, Jupiter Ascending, do not necessarily reflect those of AtomicMoo.com or its staff. However, it should be noted that Atomic Moo’s opinions are much like the fabled vampire and are rarely reflected in anything…


They’re finally back! One-hit-wonder filmmakers, the Wachowskis, have returned once again to set the big screen on fire… at least in their heads. Best known for creating The Matrix, and then pissing away any and all goodwill that movie had generated thanks to a fetid stream of swings and misses, the duo have teamed up once more for a new sci-fi adventure titled Jupiter Ascending.matrix

No, you read that right. Yes, that is the title. And yes, that is a terrible, terrible title. With a name like that, it could either be a really forced multi-issue comic book crossover “event,” or some art house cinema piece in which, over two hours, and filmed in a single take, the cloudy planet of Jupiter moves from the bottom of the screen to the top. To be completely honest, either of those options would have been preferable to the slop the Dynamic Duo have once more thrown upon the silver screen.

I have to hand it to the brothers: they’re clever businessmen. In an attempt to refill the coffers, they have tried to cash in on the recent trend of sub-D-tier valueless sci-fi/fantasy aimed at tasteless teenage girls filled with casts of improbably good-looking people. Yes, it’s one of those, and with the trademark Wachowski overuse of CGI and slow-motion, no less.

The tissue-paper-thin plot has holes large enough to fly a starship through, but I shall do my best to recap it here. Basically, the chick who played Jackie in That ‘70s Show is illegal immigrant from Russia (in the movie, I mean) who spends her days cleaning toilets in Chicago. One day, the dude from Magic Mike rolls into town to whisk her away on an interplanetary adventure of some kind.Jup_Ascend

Y’see, she learns that humans aren’t the only species in space, and that a family of infighting inbreeders are the most powerful beings in the universe. They rule over planets, populate them with genetically-modified human-based clones, and return after millions of years to “harvest.” The human-based life forms are turned into tubes of a valuable currency of some kind, which somehow makes the bad guys live forever. Jackie, for some reason, has the same genetic code as the late Queen of Space, and her bickering children each want the inheritance (ie: planets to rule) to themselves. So, Magic Mike must project Jackie from evil space murderers because she’s some kind of queen and has control over the Earth, which is just one planet in all of the cosmos.

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The Morning Moo…


Some What Current News from Not News Guys…

Good Morning El Moochadores! One of the things I use to hate about doing the Morning Moo was that on busy work days it was often the only post I could get done for the site. So all I would see at the end of a work week is a long line of “Morning Moo’s” on the blog.

Warmest Year On Record!


Ye Gods, but I fucking love science. I also love the site IFLScience.com. Spell it out for your self folks… Anyways, this report isn’t so much creative as it is geeky, but check out this report from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies that show’s 2014 was the hottest year since record keeping began in 1880. Very interesting, and worth a listen while you idle your car in bumper to bumper traffic while go to work this morning, you Earth murdering maniac!

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Won’t Return For X-Men: Apocalypse!


Via Rolling Stone; It looks like we won’t be getting to see the older, wiser, better looking (they probably think so), versions of Professor X and Magneto in the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse. According to the article on Rollingstone.com, Patrick Steward was on Larry King Now and said,

I was learning quite a lot more about it last night, and it is going to be looking very much at the earlier lives of all our characters. And so I don’t think we’ll be making an appearance – Nor Sir Ian McKellen, either.


ATROPA: Awesome Sci-fi Short!


Finally, check out this great short film by Eli Sasich called Atropa! The short film was written by Clay Tolbert and stars Anthony Bonaventura, Jeannie Bolet, David M. Edelstien, Ben Kliewer, and Chris Voss. It’s the futuristic story of “An Off-World Detective investigates the missing research vessel ATROPA.”


ATROPA — Sci-fi Short from Eli Sasich on Vimeo.

Okay folks, I’m off to earn my minimum wage! Keep coming back to the blog for more great geek creativity! Have a good one!

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