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"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."
The Art of William Black
William Black is a professional digital artist specializing in science fiction, space travel, and the future. He has done commission artwork for unspecified clients. However he profiles and sells personal copies of his work at his webpage. According to his Patreon page, he describes himself as an artist who puts art informed with realism based on hard science. The artist has had a lifelong interest in space travel and colonization. Mr. Black firmly believes that humanity will colonize outer space in the future starting with our solar system then off to the stars.
Alien Nation The Newcomers Podcast
The Alien Nation podcast is hosted by bothers Kenny and Michael Mittleider. They both review each episode of the science fiction TV series Alien Nation, a Fox television program that ran from 1989 to 1990. The TV series was based on a movie with the same name and was released in 1988. The podcast also has included reviews of the made for TV movies based on the series. There have been some 33 podcast episodes produced by the two brothers since 2012 and more are planed for the future. Future episodes of the podcast will be periodic since source material is running low.
The Coso Artifact
When I was growing up in the late 70's, I loved watching the documenty series, In Search Of, hosted by icon Leonard Nimoy. There was an episode on the subject of ancient astronauts that always fascinated me.
The Trail Went Cold
The Trail Went Cold is a true crime podcast that explores unexplained deaths and disappearances which have become cold cases. The weekly show is hosted by internet journalist Robin Warder, who has written over 100 articles on true crime. The podcast was inspired by the Unsolved Mysteries TV show from the 1980s. Some of the podcasts are discussions of cases featured from the TV show while other episodes are from lesser known cases.