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Old 03-05-2018, 05:00 AM   #41
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I remember Damnation Alley in the theatre. I thought it was an okay post apoc film, but it doesn't put me in the Car Wars mood. An interesting movie all the same.
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Old 03-05-2018, 05:41 PM   #42
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I remember Damnation Alley in the theatre. I thought it was an okay post apoc film, but it doesn't put me in the Car Wars mood. An interesting movie all the same.
Please read the short story or the novela. They're a little less technicolor monster and a little more character. Plus there are some scenes in the novela that I think are much more in tune with Car Wars. I've read and watched them so often that I have a gestalt going on in my head.

A lot of people love to call out Mad Max when they talk about Car Wars, but to me only the first Mad Max movie relates to the kind of Car Wars I like. I LOVE all the Mad max movies, but they're more Post Apoc than my vision of Car Wars.

To me the Jason Statham version of Death Race is much closer to Car Wars.
Not that it doesn't have it's own flaws too...
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Old 03-06-2018, 02:48 PM   #43
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To me the Jason Statham version of Death Race is much closer to Car Wars.
Not that it doesn't have it's own flaws too...
"Thirty-millimeter machine guns"....

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Old 03-06-2018, 03:20 PM   #44
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"Thirty-millimeter machine guns"....

[Wince, Audible, 1 ea.]
Internet Movie Firearms Database thinks he was meant to say 30 caliber. (Could be a metric vs imperial issue. European actors probably say millimeter more often.)
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:40 AM   #45
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I'll read it.
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Old 03-07-2018, 11:09 AM   #46
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Internet Movie Firearms Database thinks he was meant to say 30 caliber. (Could be a metric vs imperial issue. European actors probably say millimeter more often.)
He may have said 13mm. It's hard to tell with his accent ;)

Or he might have meant 30 x 1mm machine guns.

It's Hollywood, who can tell. The days when actors who play people who handle guns actually had military experience is long gone. Trigger discipline is appalling, people constantly cycle the chamber instead of re-cocking, the list is endless ;)
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Old 03-07-2018, 02:40 PM   #47
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Internet Movie Firearms Database thinks he was meant to say 30 caliber. (Could be a metric vs imperial issue. European actors probably say millimeter more often.)
Maybe -- the weapons are clearly 7.62mm diameters. Still, the fact this made it into the cinema release is gag-inducing.

(The reference to "0.50-calibre shells", oddly, actually refers to something which existed -- in the '50s, the USAF experimented with explosive-tipped 0.50-cal. rounds for its fighters; the experiment failed miserably, as the rounds had a high failure rate, and said failure usually resulted in a blown-out gun. One might assume seventy years on the problems have been rectified. :) )
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Old 03-09-2018, 01:23 PM   #48
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Well, against my better judgment I ordered a bluray of Damnation Alley. I recall being in the theatre in thinking the movie was just okay, but leaned a little on the B-side of things.

I caught the intro of Death Race, the one with Carradine either last year or the year before. Now that thing truly was a solid B-grade flick. I can't say it puts me in a CW mood.

Road Warrior / Mad Max 2 puts me in a C&C mood, but then again, I've never done Chassis and Crossbows. I wonder if anyone's going to run one at Kublacon this year.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:47 PM   #49
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The designers would like to acknowledge this game's debt to all of the battling autos of science fiction and spy literature. If you like this game, you ought to look at Harlan Ellison's "Along the Scenic Route," Alan Dean Foster's "Why Johnny Can't Speed" (source of the "Drive Offensively" motto), Roger Zelazny's "Damnation Alley," "Devil Car," and "Last of the Wild Ones," the films "Duel," "Mad Max," and "Death Race 2000," and every James Bond ever made.

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Old 03-11-2018, 04:54 PM   #50
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I believe "Busnaught" also first appeared in Why Johnny Can't Speed.
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