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by Happy Go Lucky
Fri May 04, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New Zombie movie "Train to Busan"
Replies: 13
Views: 1135

Re: New Zombie movie "Train to Busan"

Just wanted to refresh this thread. The movie is great and I'm surprised it didn't get more discussion on this board when it came out.
Many of the characters are pretty well fleshed out - more so than most Z movies.
Especially liked the train engineer, the little girl, and the pregnant girl's husband.
by Happy Go Lucky
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels
Replies: 231
Views: 35293

Re: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels

I just finished The Passage- recently cited by many here. You can now get the three volumes in one- which makes a pretty weighty tome! It reminded me of Stephen King's The Stand due to a substantial amount of mystical or religious overtones. Some characters are doing things or able to do things for ...
by Happy Go Lucky
Tue May 16, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Plague Year
Replies: 1
Views: 457

Plague Year

I recently finished Plague Year by Jeff Carlson. The book was recommended earlier on this forum, but I can't remember if I saw it here first or just stumbled upon it in the library. The concept is truly great. An attempt to cure cancer by nanotechnology leads to the little critters escaping and, rat...
by Happy Go Lucky
Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: John Ringo's Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse
Replies: 17
Views: 4277

Re: John Ringo's Inevitable Zombie Apocalypse

Personally, I enjoyed "The Last Centurion" the most.
It isn't part of the zombie series, but does have a global ice age as the setting.

I found it to be less focused on "battle porn" than many of his other books.
by Happy Go Lucky
Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Sequel to One Second After......One Year After
Replies: 12
Views: 1849

Re: Sequel to One Second After......One Year After

The teaser which implies the newly reconstituted government (after one year of EMP blackout) not being as benevolent as would be hoped is interesting. The book Alas Babylon -- which William Forstchen acknowledges as being an inspiration for his first book-- ends with the now pretty much stabilized c...
by Happy Go Lucky
Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Z Nation on Syfy
Replies: 135
Views: 8415

Re: Z Nation on Syfy

I agree with everything that's already been said about the limited acting skills and low budget production. But, somehow, many evenings when I'm looking for just a short hour of entertainment, I keep returning to this on the Netflix streaming queue. I'm at least half way through the first season, an...
by Happy Go Lucky
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: The 5 Meanest Bladed Weapons Ever?
Replies: 4
Views: 925

Re: The 5 Meanest Bladed Weapons Ever?

I didn't watch the attached clip- just thought 8 minutes was too long.

But looking at the enormous folder in the opening screen, I am reminded of what a special forces type was quoted saying about the original "Rambo" survival knife:

"Yes, it's neat- but who is going to carry it for me?"
by Happy Go Lucky
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Jurassic Park make-believe
Replies: 95
Views: 6671

Re: Jurassic Park make-believe

I was thinking the 45-70 lever action "guide gun" would be my choice. As long as I'm game "wardening" and not going to war with the dinos. Easy to carry, reliable as heck, several "follow up" shots available. 4 in the case of my Marlin. And as Dave Petzal of Field & Stream once said, "that cartridge...
by Happy Go Lucky
Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2543

Re: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread

To experienced martial artists I have a question...what is the ratio, when discussing being successful in practical fighting, of natural skillset like speed/strength/eye coordination/etc vs technique of the art itself? Like for instance...when practiced martial artists fight each other, if you'd sa...
by Happy Go Lucky
Fri May 22, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivouac Sack Referral
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Re: Bivouac Sack Referral

Good advice from all, and thank you for your quick response. I think a real light down bag sounds like the way to go. We're only considering summer camping (at least for her, I've done snow camping but already have all the gear I need). We may do some shopping this Memorial Day weekend. Thanks again.
by Happy Go Lucky
Fri May 22, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Bivouac Sack Referral
Replies: 20
Views: 1163

Bivouac Sack Referral

My wife (who has very limited backpacking experience, but now wants to go with me after she saw the movie "Wild") is looking at ways to minimize weight for her trip. One thought she has is to use an emergency bivouac sack she has found, specifically an Escape made by Sol, instead of a regular sleepi...
by Happy Go Lucky
Tue May 19, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Analysis of a Gun Fight -- Garland TX
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Analysis of a Gun Fight -- Garland TX

Please ignore the somewhat political bias of the article. But the analysis of exactly how the gunfight between the two want to be terrorists and a Garland police officer occurred seems very factual. I was interested because I was curious as to how a single policeman with pistol was able to defeat tw...
by Happy Go Lucky
Fri May 15, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road trailer release
Replies: 38
Views: 2083

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road trailer release

Well the critics are in.
It seems the "serious" film critics who look for dramatic motivation and human expression are unfulfilled.
Those who are action film fans and fans of the original movies think it's great.
I will be going this week and definitely count myself in the fan category.
by Happy Go Lucky
Tue May 12, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: The 100 on CW
Replies: 37
Views: 2714

Re: The 100 on CW

Does anyone have any idea when Season 2 is finally going to arrive at Netflix?

I've had it in my queue "since like forever" (don't know who originally said that -- Mean Girls?).

I know there are other ways to obtain viewing on the internet, but I guess I'm just old fashioned.
by Happy Go Lucky
Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels
Replies: 231
Views: 35293

Re: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels

"Going Home Series (don't care how many books) by A. (for Angery) American. -Horrible and horrendous. Barely got through the first book about a fat/overweight prepper who thinks he's superman and would rather talk about his gear by name and model number than actually have a plot. The characters are ...
by Happy Go Lucky
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels
Replies: 231
Views: 35293

Re: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels

Just finished "One Second After" by William Forstchen. It's on Davo's list, and also has it's own topic section- although I decided to post here, rather than resurrect the old topic. The story takes place in one small town, and pretty much all information is only provided from that town, following a...
by Happy Go Lucky
Mon Mar 30, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12404
Views: 489043

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I liked it. The number of sub-plots going on at different locations definitely used the extended time of the episode efficiently. Morgan's use of a staff may just be the out come of a lot of practice- he's had weeks to work with it and obviously a wealth of roaming targets to practice striking on. I...
by Happy Go Lucky
Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: HELIX
Replies: 24
Views: 1959

Re: HELIX

I watched the entire first season over the course of three weeks (God I love Netflix). The whole thing started great and I really enjoyed it. But after about mid-season it just kept developing with so many plot lines, unfathomable actions by characters, and weird concepts thrown out then not follow ...
by Happy Go Lucky
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Baseball bat modifications
Replies: 32
Views: 3393

Re: Baseball bat modifications

For all the reasons posted above, the bat performs well, takes little training to be employed as a weapon (as a baseball tool, the training is much more rigorous) and usually will not cause you legal trouble if you are in possession of one on your daily travels. But most importantly, the baseball ba...
by Happy Go Lucky
Mon Dec 29, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Mythbuster's Zombie Apocalypse Episode
Replies: 6
Views: 649

Re: Mythbuster's Zombie Apocalypse Episode

Now that was a lot of fun! Thanks for providing the link. The only issue I had was the conclusions regarding the escape from the zombie hoard. They kept concentrating on the density of the zombies per acre. But really-sure, you can do a broken field run for 100 yards, but to actually reach "safety" ...
by Happy Go Lucky
Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Zombie Squad master ZTF list
Replies: 84
Views: 48752

Re: Zombie Squad master ZTF list

Out of that huge list, how many (and which ones) would you actually recommend? Rec (the Spanish version 2007) I would recommend as very good zombie/ plague outbreak entry -- I didn't see this on the list. Dance of the Dead (2007) is just plain fun. Especially if you are showing it during a mixed gr...
by Happy Go Lucky
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12404
Views: 489043

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Yowza! I believe last Sunday qualifies as the goriest and most violent episode ever. Truly fun to see the whole group embrace their utter badassness. The confidence they expressed among themselves that they would win. Yes, in doing you may not succeed, but as any military or sports leader will tell ...
by Happy Go Lucky
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels
Replies: 231
Views: 35293

Re: Several must read SCi-fi based Apocalyptic novels

Just finished Wool- based on the recommendations made here. Got the whole compendium (full novel) which is now readily available. I enjoyed it, and several of the "reveals" were very satisfying. A slight "spoiler:" I understand the goal of the founders was to minimize communication within the silo. ...
by Happy Go Lucky
Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12404
Views: 489043

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

Sunday Oct. 12
And all this waiting comes to an end.
Don't get me wrong, the "filling in" chatter has been amusing here,
but I'm ready for some new plot development to chew on.

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