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'The Disappearance of Flight 412'
The Disappearance of Flight 412 is a made-for-TV movie first broadcasted on NBC during 1974. The film is about the crew of a U.S. Air Force radar test craft sighting a UFO and then undergoing an intense interrogation. The pilot is instructed by an authority higher than his commanding officer to land his aircraft at a remote airstrip then await orders. This command was given after one of the crewmen reports mysterious objects on the radar screen. Once the pilot lands the aircraft as instructed, he is met with some unknown government officials who question the entire crew about what they saw. The movie stars David Soul as Captain Bishop, Glen Ford as Col. Moore, and Guy Stockwell as Lt. Col Trottman. The production was filmed at both Oxnard and Edwards Air Force bases. The running time is 72 minutes and was shot in color with some Black and White stock footage.
Perry Rhodan is a science fiction pulp hero created by K. H. Scheer and Walter Ernsting who were German science fiction authors. The first story was published in 1961 in a digest format consisting of 66 pages. So far some 400 paperbacks and 200 hardcover novels have been published in the German language, the county of origin. Sales of the series have totaled about 2 billion worldwide while one half of the volume sold in Germany alone. The Perry Rodan series is considered to be one of the best selling of all time. The series has been translated into multiple languages including English, it has been published as a comic, and one theatrical movie was made based upon the digest stories. There have also some audio plays and PC gaming based on the series as well, although entirely in German.
Cults is a weekly podcast that takes an in-depth look at the inner workings of a cult. The podcast is one hour long and typically in two-part episodes. The hosts are Greg Polcyn and Vanessa Richardson of the Parcast Network, which is a part of Cutler Media. The two host discuss the history of the cult's origins with a focus on the psychology of the cult leader. A new episode of the series is released to the internet feed every Tuesday. The series debuted on September 27, 2017 with an episode on the Manson Family. Since the release of the first episode, Parcast Network has produced 38 shows and still counting. Stories have ranged from cults started in the United States to cults originating in other countries. The episodes include famous cults to relatively obscure ones. The series has discussed famous cults such as the Branch Davidians and the members of The People's Temple. However, the show's host makes a point to cover lesser-known cults or cults that have evolved into something else, some of which are the Oneida Community, The Church of Euthanasia, and The Brethren.
Asgardia the Space Kingdom
Are you ready to make your mark in outer space on an orbiting habit? Are you interested in seeing a permeant presence in space? Do you want to be able to support this vision of future? Well, Asgardia The Space Kingdom is waiting for you. Asgardia is not a place as of yet but its founder is now creating plans for a future space colony envisioned like something out of science fiction.
"It will happen in 14 days, it will happen in 14 days." "The West will be destroyed in 14 days" This is the desperate cry of secret agent Hagen Arnold as he is sending a message to his superiors. Agent Hagen is on his way back to the U.S when he is attacked by a fellow agent who injects a serum that erases his memory. Hagen was on a mission to obtain intelligence on the region of the world know as Sino-Asia. He was assigned to gather intelligence about a population bomb that was being developed by the enemy and determine the threat to the West. However he is double crossed by a traitor and rendered unconscious upon arrival to the West. Now it is up to a group of scientist to probe his memory and unlock the information the military needs. This is the beginning of the 1968 movie Project X produced by William Castle and based on a set of novels by U.K. author L.P. Davies. The movie stars Christopher George as Hagen Arnold, Monte Markham as Gregory Galilea, and Greta Baldwin as Karen Summers. Other cast members include Henry Jones as Dr. Crowther, Harold Gould as Col. Holt, and Lee Delano as Dr. Tony Verity.
'Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze'
When I was a child, I had noticed my dad reading a paperback novel that depicted a muscular, bare chested man with close cropped hair on the cover. The man was heroically posed and I was fascinated with the cover. I asked my father who he was and what he was doing. My dad replied, "this is Doc Savage and he is an adventurer." I became intrigued by the cover art that depicted the character standing in desert terrain. On the back cover was a portrait of Doc Savage and in the background were five different men. These men were called "The Fabulous Five" and they were his aids. I wondered what kind of adventures he embarked upon and thought they must be exciting.
The Lifeboat Foundation
We do live a world that is uncertain of the Future. The planet is full of places subject to war, famine, pollution, natural disasters, and civil disorder. All of these problems, combined with the technology that humanity now has, can be catastrophic. Enter the Lifeboat Foundation, a non-profit and non-government organization that was founded by internet entrepreneur Eric Klien. The organization was started in 2002 with purpose of safeguarding humanity against existential risks . The Lifeboat Foundation is composed of Advisory Boards consisting of dozens of scientists, engineers, authors, and experts in various other fields. The foundation also funds various programs that are designed to protect the world population. The organization has also considered space colonies as a last resort if other defensive measures fail. The foundation also works on a friendly AI program and has instituted the very first Bitcon endowment fund.
Are you ready for something scary, bizarre, or just plain weird? Well log on to Bedtime Stories on YouTube and prepare to get scarred. The vidcast which is both written and narrated by Richard While retells stories that are paranormal, supernatural, or urban legion in origin. The series consist of artwork by Mikey Turcanu and music by Keven McCloud. The Vidcast is presented in 15 to 25 minute formats which consist of a audio narration and series of illustrations in the video portion. There is also written narration that appears on the video portion of the vidcast. It is usually at the top of the image and is word for word monologue from Richard While. Although the video is a series of illustrations, on occasion the presenters will post still photos or a few seconds of video for some episodes. Each story is starts out with a narrative of events and then some possible explanations that range from the paranormal to the skeptical. Finally they invite the viewer to decide as to what the explanation is. The vidcast has lasted for about 3 seasons with about 10 episodes each. The entire series has been on YouTube for about one year and the host asks for viewer support to help "keep this channel alive."