Thursday, 17 January 2013

Frankenstein’s Army

(update: August 3rd 2013) the film review can be found here. If you came here first read through article then link back to review here- EvS)

Here is a film I have been eagerly following since 2006 (sort of) with the teaser trailer that was released in its early incarnation "Worst Case Scenario", directed by Richard Raaphorst. Due to financial issues the plug was pulled, and the idea shelved......

.....But recently it has resurrected in the form or "Frankenstein's Army"and is coming to Rotterdam International Film Festival on January 26th 2013. The film stars Karel Roden who some will recognize from Hellboy or The Borne Supremacy. The Synopsis from IMDB is this:

Toward the end of World War II, Russian soldiers pushing into eastern Germany stumble across a secret Nazi lab, one that has unearthed and begun experimenting with the journal of one Dr. Victor Frankenstein. The scientists have used the legendary Frankenstein's work to assemble an army of super-soldiers stitched together from the body parts of their fallen comrades -- a desperate Hitler's last ghastly ploy to escape defeat.

 So you can bet that we creeps in North America and our fiend friends around the globe will be seeing it soon. In the mean time here is some stills and trailers.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

K3LOID, the dangers of artificial intelligence

We've all seen the Matrix, Lawnmower man, and the Terminator series.
The following is a concept trailer by
(at left SWAT cyborg from K3LOID armed with the real world KRISS Super V) a studio called BLR (big lazy robot) Studios. The summation is that an artifical intelligence named K3LOID has escaped from the lab and is on the loose.

Weird thing is though that this possibility is MUCH CLOSER than we might think!

Its no longer in the realms of science fiction or possibility but now in the realm of inevitability. So just now the scientific community is making rules and developing "gaming" models to figure out how to deal with an artificial intelligence and by keeping it in a "box" with no outside connections. Problem being though is what is the AI convinces one of it's human "guardians" to let it escape? What would it do if it did escape? These are questions being taken very seriously in the scientific world. One of the leading experimenters in I guess what could be considered an Artificial Intelligence psychology field has some really interesting insights into the not so future problem. Here's a linky to the famous (infamous?) AI Box Experiment. Maybe time to start investing in EMP Weapons! -EvS