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RIP Venture Bros

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

According to myriad sources on the internet (so it must be true! Unfortunately, it really is true; straight from the creators’ mouths, in fact.), the long-running cartoon series Venture Bros has officially been cancelled by late night adult programming network [adult swim]. Venture Bros was first introduced to the [as] programming block with a pilot in 2003, the show debuted in earnest in 2004, and continued in a fairly sporadic manner with seasons premiering on a roughly biennial — that’s every 2 years or so — schedule. Venture Bros’ seventh, and final, season ended in late 2018, making it one of the longest lasting series on [adult swim] at 15-ish years of production(!!!). In fact, the show runners were in the process of writing the eighth season when news of the show’s cancellation broke, so they were just as surprised as anyone else.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. [adult swim] has expressed interest in continuing the story line as planned in some fashion, and in this age of streaming services and series revitalizations, Venture Bros could totally migrate over to a new production company. If I had to make a bet, it would probably be HBO Max, since that’s where all of the Turner-owned animated shows seem to be popping up, as of late.

But, whatever the case, I will dearly miss the satirization of 60’s era boy adventurer and Space Age fiction that the Venture Bros. is/was, and am eager to see how the property is developed in the future.

Medicom MAFEX Mandalorian Figure

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Medicom, under its MAFEX line, is releasing a Mandalorian figure, from the only post-Rogue One Star Wars property that’s actually worth paying attention to. This figure is approximately 16cm / 6 in tall, and comes with a cloth cape.

The full set of accessories includes Mando’s blaster rifle and pistol, knife, whipcord, and flamethrower effect.

Plus the figure comes with a ‘Child’ (AKA Baby Yoda) accessory, because why wouldn’t it?

You can pre-order your own MAFEX Mandalorian at the link below:


Sideshow Collectables – Hot Toys IG-11 1/6 Scale Collectable Figure

Sunday, May 24th, 2020

‘The Mandalorian’ is, save ‘Rogue One’, the only salvageable thing to come out of Disney’s acquisition of the Star Wars property. That’s why it’s actually worth taking a look at Sideshow Collectables and Hot Toy’s IG-11 1/6 Scale figurine. Based on the IG-11 Bounty Hunter droid featured as a character in ‘The Mandalorian’, the IG-11 figurine comes in at roughly 14″ tall, with over 29 points of articulation, including an enhanced waist articulation which allows for a full 360 degree spin, just like in the show. The metallic grayish-black armor exterior is painted with accurate weather effects, and molded with precise pipe and wire details, and the mechanical head piece features LED light-up function. The IG-88 figure comes complete with the following accessories:

  • One (1) pair of articulated mechanical graspers
  • One (1) heavy blaster
  • One (1) blaster rifle
  • One (1) leather-like double shoulder belt with ammo pouches
  • Specially designed desert-themed figure stand with Star Wars logo and character nameplate
  • Like all Hot Ones releases, this is a pre-order, with an estimated arrival of October – December 2020.


    Nebula-75 – Episode One

    Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

    Are you a fan of the old Supermarionation shows of the 60s like Thunderbirds and Stingray? Then take a peak at this new Supermarionation show, Nebula-75, which depicts the adventures of Commander Ray Neptune and the crew of the spaceship Nebula-75 as they explore uncharted worlds and discover new forms of life. Amazingly, the principal production for this show is done by three members of the Century 21 films crew inside their London flat, which they all share as roommates. Their living room was transformed into a studio, while a combination of household objects and puppets and props from other Supermarionation productions were used to create the set and the characters for the show. A worldwide crew of remote workers contributed to pre and post-production.

    If you like what you see, there’s already a second episode available:

    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.

    “The Making of the U.S. M17” Featured This Week on NRA’s American Rifleman TV

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

    NEWINGTON, N.H., (August 13, 2019) – This week the NRA’s American Rifleman TV will feature The Making of the U.S. M17; an in-depth feature about the success of the SIG SAUER Modular Handgun System. The episode chronicles the U.S. Army’s exhaustive search for a new sidearm, the development of the SIG SAUER P320 handgun that would eventually become the M17, and ultimately the fielding of the M17 and M18 with all branches of the U.S. Military, and the overall success of the program.

    American Rifleman TV, premiering on The Outdoor Channel, featuring The Making of the U.S. M17, will air this week at the following dates and times:

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 8:30pm EDT
    Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 11:30pm EDT
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30am EDT
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:30pm EDT

    The NRA’s American Rifleman TV episode The Making of the U.S. M17 features interviews with Ron Cohen, President and CEO, SIG SAUER, Inc., Gabe Bailey, MHS Program Manager, Sean Toner, Design Engineer, and Daniel Horner, Team SIG Professional Shooter.

    About SIG SAUER, Inc.
    SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.

    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.

    Star Trek TNG Captain Picard Facepalm Bust – Bronze Edition

    Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

    If you’re a fan of dated memes and Star Trek, and need something in your office or study that shows this, then you might want to get one of these Captain Picard Facepalm Busts from ThinkGeek. Manufactured by pop culture collectable maker IconHeroes https://www.iconheroes.com/, this bust depicts Picard mid-facepalm, complete with bronze colloration, and non-marring felt on the base.

    You can get it at: www.thinkgeek.com/product/kukp

    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.

    Star Trek TOS Gorn Latex Mask

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

    Arguably, it’s a bit early to start prepping for Halloween, but on the off-chance you were planning on wearing a Gorn costume this year, you may want to take a look at Trick or Treat Studios‘ (the same folks behind the awesome ‘They Live’ mask) Gorn Latex Mask. Officially licensed by CBS, this high-quality mask is based off the ‘Gorn’ fought by Captain Kirk in the classic ‘Star Trek’ episode ‘Arena’. It’s available for pre-order now, with an expected ship date of September 30th.

    Honestly, though, this is really an excuse to lead into the classic primitive gunpowder canon scene from the same episode.


    The Punisher Season 2 – Official Trailer

    Monday, January 14th, 2019

    Kinda surprised this is even coming out, given the continuously eroding business ties between Netflix and Disney. Anyway, it’s more of the Punisher being the Punisher: violently killing criminals that are involved in some kind of conspiracy. Plus, we have the MCU version of longtime Punisher villain Jigsaw to look forward to.

    The Punisher Season 2 premiers on Netflix January 18th.

    Sixteen 12 Collectables – UFO Collection

    Monday, December 24th, 2018

    UFO (pronounced you-foe, not you-eff-oh) was a British television series that premiered in 1970, detailing the efforts of the clandestine organization SHADO (Supreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation), to defend the Earth against alien invaders. Not only is the premise great, but it also had an excellent opening theme.

    In celebration of this classic TV show, Sixteen 12 Collectables is releasing a series of three collectable models of vehicles from the show: the Sky 1, S.H.A.D.O Mobile, and UFO Interceptor. The Sky 1 and Mobile are part of the ‘studio scale masterpiece’ collection, built to exacting detail, and limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. The UFO Interceptor is part of the ‘limited edition diecast collection’ and will consist of three (3) Interceptors per set, and will be highly-detailed in their appearance. The release date for all three vehicle sets is sometime in Fall 2019.


    All New Seasons Of Air Warriors And Might Planes Return To Smithsonian Channel

    Friday, August 3rd, 2018



    World War II’s most legendary fighter. The world’s first “invisible” plane. The Swiss Army knife of military aircraft. These are just some of the world’s most iconic planes – past and present – that have pushed the boundaries of aviation, gravity, and warfare.

    AIR WARRIORS returns to Smithsonian Channel with an all new season, showcasing the F6F Hellcat, F-22 Raptor and much more. The season premiere examines the rise, fall and rebirth of the legendary AC-130, a massive gunship that brings unparalleled cover for troops on the ground and sheer force to enemy skies, day and night.

    Watch Air Warriors: AC-130 Sneak Peek HERE
    AIR WARRIORS season six premieres Sunday, August 19 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

    Enjoy a first-class seat aboard the world’s most magnificent flying machines with MIGHTY PLANES. Explore amazing aircraft and meet the men and women around the world who build, maintain, and fly them. The season four premiere, C-2A Greyhound, details one of the strongest most dependable transport Greyhounds of all time. This lifeline for the U.S. Navy transports high-priority cargo such as critical aircraft parts, passengers, and even the mail. But, it takes a very skilled pilot to land this massive plane on busy, rolling flight decks. Discover the training that goes into becoming such a pilot as we follow four students pushing themselves to the limit to join this elite group.

    Watch/upload Mighty Planes: C-2A Greyhound Sneak Peek HERE
    MIGHTY PLANES season four premieres Sunday, August 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

    Bruce Campbell Has Officially Retired As Ash Williams

    Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

    In wake of the cancellation of the excellent ‘Ash vs Evil Dead’ series on Starz (the first two seasons are on Netflix if you haven’t seen it already), Bruce Campbell announced his retirement in portraying Ash. To what degree isn’t specified, but he certainty means any live action portrayals, and potentially any voice work as well.

    Noting like this is ever definite, after all, how many times has Mark Hamill said he’s retired from voicing The Joker? Still, being known largely for portraying a single character for over 30 years has got to wear on a person. Besides, we got 3 seasons of a great tv show with the character before the end.

    It’s best to enjoy the time we had, rather than lament what will never be.

    Blast From The Past – Internet Movie Firearms Database

    Saturday, April 21st, 2018

    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 firearms 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.



    Thursday, April 5th, 2018

    Fort Smith, Arkansas (April 5th, 2018) – Umarex USA, Inc. has launched a new “TV” show—Real Air Gun Hunting, Umarex USA’s foray into digital programming dedicated solely to using air guns as a hunter’s tool.

    Real Air Gun Hunting launched April 5th, 2018 on CarbonTV, an app that streams the show on demand. The CarbonTV app can be downloaded for use with many platforms: Apple Store, Google Play, XBOX One, Roku, your SmartTV and Amazon Fire. You can also follow Real Air Gun Hunting on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

    Outdoor media personality and host of the show, Steve Criner said, “Our mission with Real Air Gun Hunting is to have the most exciting, the most real, and the most duplicatable air gun hunting show ever created. We want to share the excitement and enjoyment of air gun hunting. We want everyone to enjoy airguns, because we believe if you don’t include airguns in your life you are missing out.” He went on to say that hunting with an air gun offers opportunities to get out and enjoy the outdoors in some places that are off limits to hunting with a firearm. Additionally, hunting and shooting with an air gun is the most economical way to shoot that there is. “You’ll always have pellets and you always have air. You don’t have to worry about ammo shortages.” he said.

    Those interested in Real Air Gun Hunting can expect to be taken along on hunts for rabbit, squirrel, raccoon, deer, predators, wild boar and other game. Justin Biddle, Director of Marketing at Umarex USA said, “With more and more content being consumed digitally we wanted to add a show to our strategy that was dedicated to the digital arena. And we wanted it to contain both entertaining and informative content that a hunter could relate to. Real Air Gun Hunting is about giving responsible hunters tips and product information that will help make them successful with air guns.”

    Outdoors men and women can expect to see Steve, the Dog Soldier, along with other guests, face the normal challenges of the hunt in conjunction with a wide variety of air guns such as the Umarex Gauntlet, Walther Air Rifles and the .50 caliber Umarex Hammer. Viewers will see first-hand how effective air guns are for humane harvesting of many game species commonly found in the wild.

    About Real Air Gun Hunting

    The mission of Real Air Gun Hunting is to provide hunters and outdoor enthusiasts a glimpse into an ethically responsible hunting lifestyle with Umarex air guns and air gun accessories. You can follow Real Air Gun Hunting on Carbon TV, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram.

    Bushworld Adventures

    Sunday, April 1st, 2018

    For their yearly April Fool’s Day prank, [Adult Swim] featured an Australian take on Rick and Morty called Bushworld Adventures. Basically, imagine if Rick is a Bogan, but doesn’t have his massive intellect or scientific equipment, and you’d have a pretty good idea how this one goes.

    You can watch it uncensored at www.adultswim.com/videos/specials/bushworld-adventures

    Jean-Claude Van Johnson – Official Trailer

    Monday, October 23rd, 2017

    An upcoming Amazon Prime-exclusive series, ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ stars Jean-Claude Van Damme as a retired parody of himself, who wishes to get back to his old work. Except, not as an actor, but as the undercover operative ‘Johnson’. Billed as an action-comedy, it certainty looks the part; the trailer was very amusing.

    ‘Jean-Claude Van Johnson’ comes out December 15th, 2017.

    The Punisher – Trailer 2

    Friday, October 20th, 2017

    November 17th, 2017.

    Funko – Rick And Morty Portal Gun Replica

    Monday, October 2nd, 2017

    Rick and Morty season 3 is now over, but the merchandise continues to come out. Such is the case with this life sized replica portal gun from the series, made by Funko. It’s up for pre-order, and will be made available this coming December.


    Marvel’s The Punisher – Netflix Trailer 1

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

    I kinda fell off keeping up with the Netflix arm of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; I haven’t seen Jessica Jones or The Defenders, and I dropped out of Iron Fist 3 episodes in. However, I definitely won’t be missing The Punisher series when it launches, sometime later this year. He was easily the highlight of Daredevil season 2, and

    The Punisher season 1 debuts sometime this year.

    Danger 5 Auction

    Monday, September 4th, 2017

    Danger 5 is a parody of the spy genre which stars an international team of special operatives who’s primary goal is to kill Hitler, and disrupt Nazi efforts in the process. The first season was a 60’s take on WWII. The second season is more Cold War-inspired, although, as always, the team’s main goal is to kill Hitler.

    Around the middle of this month, the official Danger 5 eBay page will be holding an auction for props from the show.

    Check out the link below to see the entire catalogue, and kill Hitler be sure to check out the auction when it starts.


    The Punisher Teaser Trailer

    Saturday, August 19th, 2017

    The Defenders is out now, but this is the Marvel/Netflix series we’re all really waiting for.

    SEAL TEAM – First Look

    Thursday, July 13th, 2017

    This Fall on CBS, enjoy… whatever this is supposed to be.

    ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ And ‘The Orville’

    Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

    So, within a short time, we have both a Star Trek parody series, and an official return of Star Trek to television. I’m honestly more jazzed for The Orville, not so much because Seth MacFarlane is involved, but because it’s as close to a Galaxy Quest tv series we’re likely to see.