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Alien and Predator Art!

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New Art Work from Alex Ruiz

Okay El Moochadores, in an attempt to get back to regular post again, I thought I would kick things off with some really cool looking art work I found on Deviant Art. Check out these incredible looking illustrations of The Predator and Xenomorph by Alex Ruiz. According to the DA page, the Xenomorph wasn’t completed, but yet it looks really cool the way it is now. Click the link above to check out more of Ruiz’s art, and hopefully I’ll have more post up later. This life, eh?

Cheers!

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Transolar Galactica

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New Episodes Kicks off this Month!

Hey El Moochadores, want a see a grand science fiction adventure chuck full pointless action but also lacking in exposition or character growth?! Want to see something that has almost no integrity, but tons of special effects and lens flares!? Lens flares!?! No I’m not talking about the new Star Wars film (sorry, I couldn’t help my self…STAR WARS VII SUCKED!), I’m talking about this great science fiction parody on the youtube called Transolar Galactica!279836007

First released in 2011, Transolar is a funny, and award winning, web series that “pokes fun at film tropes in Science Fiction cinema, ranging from Star Trek and Star Wars to Firefly and Battlestar Galactica.” The series follows the exploits of the star ship Transolar and her luckless crew. led by Captain Remmington Trigger, the series takes the crew through a series of inept decisions that lead to disastrous consequences. The series is amazingly well produced and features some incredible special effects work along with funny short stories that usually end up with some form of death.

Recently the series has returned with Episode 1 of the New Origin Series, “The Return of Icarus.” I’ve posted the first episode below along with two episodes of the original 2011 series. Transolar is produced by Kinetic Energy Productions and for more information you can check out their Facebook page.

Enjoy!

Episode 1: Return of Icarus – Transolar Origin Series

Transolar Galactica: Episode II – Beam Them Aboard

The Atomic Moocast #112!

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November Brune!

Finalmente! We’re back! Well, kind of. Sorry for the hiatus El Moochadores, but we’re back now with a new(-ish) Atomic Moocast for your listening pleasure. On this episode talented artist Nicole Brune joins the show to share a little hope and optimism.NB-headshot-IMG_5344-jan-2015 Also, to make sure we’re working on the stuff we said we’d be working on. I actually recorded this interview with Nicole way back in November 2015 (if you can remember back that far) and yeah, it took me a while to get this one together (sorry Nicole!) but it’s ready and hopefully Jason and I can get back on to a regular schedule of recording and new interviews. Anyways, it was great having Nicole on the show once again and we’re hoping to have back on sometime in the future.

No more delay, let’s get into it folks! It’s been too long! The time is now to heal the ache of your Moocastless ear holes with our soothing audio slather! Get ready for it! So go now and grab that cool beverage from the back of the fridge! Grab a salty snack while you’re there too! Then hustle on over to your favorite comfy spot, plug in, load up, or what ever you need to do, and get the best damn podcast your friends don’t know about rolling across your brain once again!

Enjoy!

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  • Funk Game Loop
  • As I Figure
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  • Fast Talkin

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REBEL SCUM

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A Star Wars Fan Film

This has been all over the web the last few days, but it’s really cool and fan created so check it out here too! Take a look at Rebel Scum by Blood Brother Cinema Co.. A fan film created this year that takes place shortly after the Battle of Hoth. According to their youtube page,

Rebel Scum pays homage to the original Star Wars trilogy; nearly all visual effects were created without the use of CGI, using time honored methods such a stop-motion animation. Shot on location in -30°C (-22°F) at Columbia Icefield in Alberta Canada.

You can see more of their behind the scenes work at their website>

Enjoy!

The Bounty Hunter

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Amazing New Art from Dan LuVisi

Good morning El Moochadores! Okay, so I’m trying to stay away from Star Wars stuff. Well, at least the new stuff. I just keep getting angry and I don’t like that. However, a good piece of Boba Fett art can’t be ignored! So, I’m trying to forget the terrible new film and just focus on cool art based on the movies that I enjoyed most.

So Check out, The Bounty Hunter, from Dan LuVisi. According to LuVici’s Deviant art page this piece might be the start of series of fun Boba Fett stories, accompanied with art. Keen, and I can’t wait to see them. They gotta be better than that awful episode se- no! I’m not going there. Dammit, letting go is tough. Anyways, check out more of LuVici’s art below, but hit the links above to check out his blog and Deviant Art portfolio.

Cheers!

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Trog’s Sketch Journal

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Daily Sketches from 12-26-2015 to 01-02-2016

Like a I said in a previous post, I want to start drawing more and I’d like to start doing a “daily sketch.” I may not be that good at it, but doodling, drawing, and art have been hobbies of mine since… well, forever. So, I made it my Resolution this year to begin the daily sketch and post my work here once a week. I’m shooting for Saturdays, but sometimes my work schedule gets in the way. My goal is that by this time next year I’d like to see considerable improvement of my skills, and be at least a little closer to being out of the “uncanny valley.”

Okay, so I missed a couple of days last week, but it wasn’t the new year yet! So, I’m good, and since the first I’ve kept up with my sketches. I’ll just consider last week a warm up.dark_phoenix_cosplay_01_by_kitty_honey-d6vkeol I think one of the biggest problems I’m running into in trying to do this is time. A couple of these sketches (like the Taz and Dark Phoenix) were actually done from the cab of my work car, where I had to balance my smart phone and sketch book on my knee while cramping up my back. For most of the sketch references I just did a simple google search (Slimer, Gizmo, and Taz), and just used whatever image came up on the front of the search page. For the Dark Phoenix I used an image from Kitty Honey Cosplay on the Deviant Art. Kitty Honey is an Argentina cosplayer and she has some great costume work on her portfolio. Probably going to be drawing a lot more of her in the future for these daily sketches. Since I am trying to cartoon more, I tried (meh) to make my own facial expression on this one, which is something I really need to work on.

So, I got to got to work now. I’ll have a new bundle (seven) of sketches next week and hopefully some improvement.

Cheers!

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Starships Size Comparison

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Cool Video from Meta Ball Studios!

Okay, it’s been days since my last post, and I feel like crap right now. Not that the two are related. Yeah. Sure, I feel bad about not writing, but I mostly feel bad about my crappy life that’s keeping me from doing the stuff I really love. Stupid life-stuff. Anyways, the last few days have been a series of disasters, and I’m spent. So, it’s time to do something I love doing most: being a huge nerd. Thank the maker for the internet, and its wealth of great stuff like this video showing a size comparison between different star ships. Seriously! Feeling bad, go look at space ships. It works. This video comes to us by way of MetaBallStudios on the Youtube. Excellent work, but my only gripe(s) is they listed the Imperial Class Star Destroyer at 900 meters. According to Wookiepedia the ICS is actually 1600 meters in length. This is important! Get it right! Also, no Red Dwarf. Where was the Dwarf? Anyways, I’m off to my next favorite thing that makes me happy – free internet porn. an age old reliable cure for what ales you.

Cheers!

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School

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An Atomic Moo Book Review of Kim Newman’s New Novel!

Y’know, if I were going to read just one book about weird little English girls, this would be the one. Wait. I did read a book about weird little girls! And this was the one! Funny how that worked out… Anyways, It’s time to break out the whiskey, settle in, and tell you about Titan Books’s new novel: The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School! This is a highly entertaining new novel by a master of weird tales, Kim Newman! A dark, haunting, and (often) humorous tale of a young girl who can float (Not fly. Float), and the her even more bizarre class mates. Here’s the synopsis:

A week after her mother found her sleeping on the ceiling, Amy Thomsett is delivered to her new school, Drearcliff Grange in Somerset. Although it looks like a regular boarding school, Amy learns that Drearcliff girls are special, the daughters of criminal masterminds, outlaw scientists and master magicians. Several of the pupils also have special gifts like Amy’s, and when one of the girls in her dormitory is abducted by a mysterious group in black hoods, Amy forms a secret, super powered society called the Moth Club to rescue their friend. They soon discover that the Hooded Conspiracy runs through the school, and it’s up to the Moth Club to get to the heart of it.

Yeah, it’s a book about supernatural young girls, and their weird school, but I wouldn’t say this another “young adults” fantasy book aimed at preteens. Not that I did, or you would either. Wow, this is good whiskey. Anyways, I’m just saying this isn’t a kids book. Well, not in the way you would think of (for example) the Harry Potter novels. Drearcliff can certainly be enjoyed by the young, but it has a bizarre, and weirdly dark, aspect to its supernatural theme that will entertain adults as well. Newman did an amazing job of crafting a world of super powers, and then showing readers that world through the eyes of a shy, and some what eccentric, young girl. The characters presented are darkly entertaining (if not terrifying) and even the main threat to Amy Thomsett, and her friends, is brilliantly told through Newman’s uniquely dour (and kind of disturbing) style. All in all, this is an excellent read and would be best read over the course of a cold winter break!

The Secrets of Drearcliff Grange School is available now at all major book stores, or you can get your copy online at titanbooks.com!

The Atomic Moocast #111!

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Stormoen the Moocast Again!

NEW MOOCAST!!! This one being number one hundred and eleventy! Ha, LOTR references are the best. Anyways, on this episode we’re joined by independent comic creator, Steve Stormoenaaca14648aefe771c45be6ee5addb76d_original who’s back to promote the 2nd issue of his comic book, The Pros! Now, I was actually trying to get this episode finished before the kickstarter for issue #2 ended, and I almost did it! Missed it by one day. d’oh. Still, many gratz to Steve for getting all his funding for issue #2 and hopefully we can get more people to check it out now that it’s going to printed.

So, here we go El Moochadores! You got a fresh, steaming, pile of Moocast ready to ooze down your ear holes! Get ready! Go, now, and get that cool fizzy soda from the fridge! Then go, now, and find that warm comfy place you call your own. Then all that’s left to do is settle in and let play 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

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The Lazarus Gate!

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An Atomic Moo Book Review of Mark Latham’s New Novel!

The Lazarus Gate is probably one of the best pieces of science fiction literature to come out this year. A bold statement sure, but (in my humble/right opinion) also true. Written by Mark A. Latham, and described as “victorian science fiction,” the Lazarus Gate is an introduction to a dark world of parallel worlds, secret agents, and addiction all set in a grimy 1890’s London. The story begins with Captain John Hardwick’s release from the army shortly after being freed from a Burmese prison. Upon his arrival in London, Hardwick is quickly recruited into the Apollo Lycea, a secretive gentlemen’s club that works to protect England. His first assignment is to investigate a series of mysterious explosions all across London, set by would be anarchist. However, as Hardwick investigates the crimes he is soon pulled into a dangerous world of weird science, psychic mysticism, and his own past. Although the while fighting a dangerous opium addiction forced on him by his Burmese captors.

Though I’ve always enjoyed steampunk and Victorian adventure stories (like the Sherlock Holmes adventures), The Lazarus Gate is a rather unique paranormal mystery. Latham does a brilliant job of describing 1890’s London, and of creating all the weird happenings that drive this story forward. He added just the right mix of mystery and sinister villains to create a fun, if not dark, story of parallel universes on the brink of war. Also, I felt that in John Hardwick Latham gave us a fantastic new anti-hero through which to experience the dangers of a hidden (and weird) world. As of this story, Hardwick isn’t the jaded sort of protagonist we’ve seen in other stories, but he does have serious problems that effect him through out the novel. All in all, an excellent adventure story with a lot of charm.

Check out the official synopsis for the Lazarus Gate below, but also go and get a copy for yourself at Titanbooks.com!

London, 1890. Captain John Hardwick, an embittered army veteran and opium addict, is released from captivity in Burma and returns home, only to be recruited by a mysterious gentlemen’s club to combat a supernatural threat to the British Empire.

This is the tale of a secret war between parallel universes, between reality and the supernatural; a war waged relentlessly by an elite group of agents; unsung heroes, whose efforts can never be acknowledged, but by whose sacrifice we are all kept safe.

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