Time Bandits, Fallout RPG & Artificial Intelligence

We wish to take a moment and offer our condolences and heart felt sympathies to all those injured and killed this week in Christchurch. Such senseless violence achieves nothing and is disgusting to us all. No words can express our sadness over this.

WOW! Once again those Nerds have done it again. They have found some exciting news about entertainment with a movie being adapted to a television series. That’s right, another awesome movie, Time Bandits this time, is going to get a reboot into a TV series. Hopefully it will be great and actually follow the story of the movie. We would say we are not holding our breath, but we would never consider it anyway, after all the examples of this sort of thing going wrong we just hope it doesn’t drag us all into the sucking void of despair. Then for those who like Fallout, who also like RPGs (not the rocket propelled grenade kind for the NSA and CIA who are listening and spying) we have news for you. Fallout is now a pen and paper role playing game, that’s right, and we warn, if you had no one to play fallout 76 with you will still be singing that song ‘Lonely’ again. Further there are miniatures available for table top games similar to Warhammer. Which let’s face it is really cool. We just haven’t figured out the loot boxes that Bethesda has got to be trying to squeeze into the game. Now we suggest everyone run for cover as Buck is back and on the Rant path with news that work is happening to insert AI memory processors to improve music ability. Now we understand this has to be a good thing right? Well, the thing he hates is the imbecilic nature of mumble rappers and the moronic fashion styles they represent. Trust me he really takes issue with that kind of thing. After we get him to calm down we look at the games played this week, followed by the famous events, birthdays, remembrances, and shout outs. The biggest shout out was a moments pause to remember the late great Stephen Hawking who left us last year.


Time Bandits - https://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/taika-waititi-writing-directing-time-bandits-tv-adaptation/

Fallout Pen and Paper RPG

- https://www.modiphius.com/fallout-roleplaying.html

- https://www.reddit.com/r/Fallout/comments/axz7yu/official_fallout_pen_and_paper_rpg_coming/ehx9hcz/

Artificial Intelligence in the future of music - https://techxplore.com/news/2019-03-artificial-intelligence-future-music.html

Games Currently playing


– Wargroove - https://store.steampowered.com/app/607050/Wargroove/


– Mortal Kombat X - https://store.steampowered.com/app/307780/Mortal_Kombat_X/


- Bightfight - https://en.bitefight.gameforge.com/game

Other topics Discussed

Taika Waititi

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taika_Waititi

Apple TV media player

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_TV

Apple TV (software)

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_TV_(software)

Amazon Prime vs Hulu : which is cheaper

- https://www.businessinsider.com.au/amazon-prime-versus-netflix-versus-hulu-plus-2014-4?r=US&IR=T

Tabletop simulator

- https://store.steampowered.com/app/286160/Tabletop_Simulator/

Lord of the Rings Miniatures

The Balrog - https://www.warandpeacegames.com.au/The_Balrog_p/gw-lotr-3026.htm 

War Riders - https://www.warandpeacegames.com.au/Warg_Riders_p/gw-lotr-3037.htm


- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eminem

Ice Cube

- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ice_Cube

Mortal Kombat X one button fatalities

- https://gamerant.com/mortal-kombat-x-easy-fatalities/

Law and DISORDER podcast – That’s Not Canon Productions

- https://thatsnotcanon.com/law-disorder-1

Stephen Hawking memorial 50 pence coin

- https://www.dezeen.com/2019/03/13/stephen-hawking-50-pence-coin-design/

- https://www.sciencealert.com/the-royal-mint-has-put-a-black-hole-onto-a-50p-coin-to-honour-stephen-hawking

- https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/stephen-hawking/

Real life Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind glider

- https://www.wired.co.uk/article/nausicaa-valley-wind-real-world-glider

Terry Pratchett’s own sword

- https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/when-terry-pratchett-was-knighted-he-forged-his-own-sword-out-of-meteorite-10104321.html


3 Mar 1992 - Warren Beatty weds Annette Bening - https://www.onthisday.com/date/1992/march/12

11 Mar 1984 – Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind came out 35 years ago - https://nerdist.com/article/nausicaa-miyazaki-35th-anniversary/

11 Mar 1995 – Chrono Trigger was released 24 years ago- https://www.reddit.com/r/chronotrigger/comments/azwzlb/on_this_day_24_years_ago_chrono_trigger_was_first/

12 Mar 1989 – 30th Birthday of the Internet - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Wide_Web


Mar 1945 – Anne Frank, German-born Jewish diarist. One of the most discussed Jewish victims of the Holocaust, she gained fame posthumously with the publication of The Diary of a Young Girl, in which she documents her life in hiding from 1942 to 1944, during the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II. It is one of the world's best-known books and has been the basis for several plays and films.  She died from typhus fever at 15 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp,Eastern Hanover - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Frank

8 Mar 2019 – Jan Michael Vincent, American actor. He is best known for having played helicopter pilot Stringfellow Hawke on the television series Airwolf (1984–1986) and the protagonist, Matt Johnson, in the 1978 film Big Wednesday. He also starred as Byron Henry in The Winds of War. He died on 10 Feb 2019, due to cardiac arrest at 73 in Asheville North Carolina - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan-Michael_Vincent

12 Mar 2015 - Sir Terry Pratchett English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works. He is best known for his Discworld series of 41 novels. Pratchett, with more than 85 million books sold worldwide in 37 languages, was the UK's best-selling author of the 1990s. He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1998 and was knighted for services to literature in the 2009 New Year Honours. He died of Alzheimer's disease at 66 in Broad Chalke, Wiltshire - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Pratchett


12 Mar 1946 – Frank Welker, American voice actor best known for his role as Fred Jones from the Scooby-Doo franchise since its inception in 1969 and as the voice of Scooby-Doo since 2002. He is also known as the voice of Megatron in the Transformers franchise and as the voice and vocal effects of Nibbler on Futurama. Born in Denver, Colorado - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Welker

13 Mar 1855 - Percival Lowell, American businessman, author, mathematician, and astronomer who fuelled speculation that there were canals on Mars. He founded the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona and formed the beginning of the effort that led to the discovery of Pluto 14 years after his death. Born in Boston,Massachusetts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percival_Lowell

13 Mar 1908 - Myrtle Bachelder, American chemist and Women's Army Corps officer, who is noted for her secret work on the Manhattan Project atomic bomb program, and for the development of techniques in the chemistry of metals. Born in Orange, Massachusetts - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrtle_Bachelder

13 Mar 1985 - Emile Hirsch, American actor. He starred in Into the Wild (2007) and the A&E network simulcast miniseries Bonnie & Clyde (2013).[2] His other film roles include Lords of Dogtown (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), Speed Racer (2008), Milk (2008), Lone Survivor (2013), and Vincent N Roxxy (2016). Born in Los Angeles, California - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emile_Hirsch

Events of Interest

13 Mar 1781 -  William Herschel sees what he thinks is a "comet" but is actually the discovery of the planet Uranus - https://www.universetoday.com/18886/discovery-of-uranus/

14 Mar 1663 – Otto von Guericke completes his book on Vacuum under the title “ Ottonis de Guericke Experimenta Nova (ut vocantur) Magdeburgica de Vacuo Spatio “— which as well as a detailed account of his experiments on the vacuum, contains his pioneering electrostatic experiments in which electrostatic repulsion was demonstrated for the first time and sets out his theologically based view of the nature of space - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_von_Guericke

14 Mar 1889 - German Ferdinand von Zeppelin patents his "Navigable Balloon"

- https://www.onthisday.com/people/ferdinand-von-zeppelin

- https://patents.google.com/patent/US809093A/en

- https://patents.google.com/patent/US621195A/en


Artist – Goblins from Mars

Song Title – Super Mario - Overworld Theme (GFM Trap Remix)

Song Link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GNMe6kF0j0&index=4&list=PLHmTsVREU3Ar1AJWkimkl6Pux3R5PB-QJ

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