Let’s Go, Voltron…

   Voltron: Legendary Defender, was released on June 10th. I cannot recommend this new show enough. I was 15 when Voltron: Defender of the Universe was released in North America from a retooled Beast King: Go Lion. Back then, I enjoyed the show a lot, it wasn’t my favorite but is was fun… until they tried splicing in Armored Fleet Dairugger XV. They quickly re-retooled their show and phased out the “Vehicle Voltron” for the more popular lion version. Clever as it was, they milked the footage for all they could. Coupled with the specialty shops importing Go Lion toys, Matchbox releasing a version then Panosh Place taking a shot at the license, the world seemed to be crazy for Voltron.

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190 (So Far) Cartoon Intros of Yesteryear

    Born in 1970, I was exposed to some of the greatest animated shows from all over. From the 30’s to the late 90’s, I watched it all. Even the 2000’s had/have it’s fair share of good shows. Kick back and enjoy the play list. It will be growing.

Monster Mania: Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)

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MV5BMTQ4NjIzODQ0N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDQzNzYzMjE@._V1_SX214_AL_    Today at the Quantum Cave, things are kind of slow. I’ve got a bug and Mrs. QM is taking care of me so Monday’s work day doesn’t suck. It’s October, and around here that means Monster Movie Mayhem! I really on have tie during the weekends to watch movies and enjoy them. On this, the first Saturday of October, we are screening “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” from 1948. I am an old-school monster movie guy. Universal monsters are the best! Next to them, pre-80’s Godzilla movies are awesome too.

   IMDB sums it up best; “Two hapless freight handlers find themselves encountering Dracula, the Frankenstein Monster and the Wolf Man.”

   This was always a favorite of mine when I was a kid and it still holds up to this day. Talk about a combined universe. All these monsters exist in the SAME World! Epic 🙂

   If you want a fun movie and one of the best Monster Mash-Ups on film, then this is the family friendly flick for you.

Google uses tactics from the ‘The Last Starfighter’

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   It seems that Google uses hiring tactics skimmed from the Sci-Fi classic, ‘The Last Starfighter’. I wonder if Centauri is their lead recruiter?

   Google is seldom boring; its hiring strategies can be as refreshing as its product launches. One would assume you get any job through a job board, website with relevant listings or through recruiters, hoping to be asked for a resume, portfolio of some sort and three references. Cut to Google.

The Rest of the Story: http://techxplore.com/news/2015-08-term-day-google.html

Cult Movie Essentials: The Kung Fu Classic, Invincible Shaolin (1978)

61vsgjqompL._SY606_   This one has to be in my top 5 of all time Kung Fu Flicks! It is also known as “Unbeatable Dragon”. The word Dragon had to be in just about every American release of a Martial Arts movie to have any traction or gravitas. When I moved to Reno, NV, in 1987 I found a teacher that was teaching Wing Chun Kuen (Ip Man > Leung Sheung > Kenneth Chung system) Kung Fu. After my first lesson I thought that it seemed very familiar as I sat in my car. I raced home and popped this movie into my VCR and I was right! The son of the Southern Shaolin school’s teacher (Sifu) was taught the exact style that I was learning. By this time I was already familiar with the movie for about 6 years. It gave my real life a connection with a fun, stylised, fantasy. It has been almost 30 years since that first lesson, not my first or last art to be learned, I now teach and I still watch this cult classic!

CULT FACTION

Invincible Shaolin is the second proper Venoms movie, following on from Five Venoms.  Legendary director Chang Cheh returns to explore how the Ching Governments attempts to stamp out the influence of the Shaolin – a theme he also explored in Heroes Two.

The plot involves an evil Qing general (Wong Lung Wei) who comes up with a brilliant plan to rid the Qing Empire once and for all of the Shaolin masters. He invites three Northern Shaolin experts to his mansion and has them fight the in a contest against three novice Southern Shaolin men already present at his mansion. By royal decree, Shaolin was required to supply experts to teach the Qing troops martial arts.

The Northern Shaolin experts easily and decisively win against the South Shaolin men. After the contest, the general visits the South Shaolin men in their quarters later that night and secretly kills…

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