What do you do if your name is Çetin İnanç , its 1982 and you are running out of idea’s for your next movie ? Simple : You start directing the epic adventure flick called : Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World). A wonderful B-movie full of horrible sets, bad acting, shaky storylines and Star Wars scenes. Wait .. WHAT ? Indeed , you read that right. To “dress up” his production of “The man who saved the world” (a movie that has a story line that does not even bother to be better then a 70’s pornflick) he used stock footage from Star Wars “A new hope”. For tunes he stole the theme songs from Battlestar Galactica and Indiana Jones to liven up the movie and apparently had no idea that something like “copyright” ever existed. Funny enough the movie became an instant cult classic , so who are we to keep you from its amazing trailer .. Enjoy and try not to ruin your shirt when your eyes and ears start bleeding.
BONUS : It appears you are still conscious after watching the trailer, so we will give you this little easter egg : How about a full TURKISH STAR TREK movie ? Have a nice weekend !
When I see people standing in line for the next big new console game, I always think back of the good old days when I still had my Atari game console and played classic 8 bit games on a run down TV in a backroom. Thanks to the awesomeness of the internet, I can now do exactly that inside a browser window. So forget standing in the rain for the next GTA game (and possibly being robbed in the cue by a 14 year old ‘gangsta’ who wants your iPhone) .. I’m heading out to the Internet Archive. Over there some brilliant programmers have come up with a way to play classic console games right in your 2014-style browser. The “Console living room” as it is called does not only have the coolest cover picture in existence (Check out the neck beard on dad’s picture there) it ALSO has a full listing a tons of games that you could play on your Atari 2600 and 7800 , but also from some more obscure systems like the Colecovision, the Odyssey, the Astrocade and the very very first Sega.
Instead of having to install an emulator an jump through hoops .. all you need is to “click on the pick” and the game will launch in your browser. We haven’t tried this on mobile devices yet (but its worth a go) and so far results are awesome. You can go full screen if you want to. There is nothing like playing ET on a 52 inch High Dev television and waist a ridiculous amount of pixels, resolution and technological progress on a little alien that looks like a turn on the screen. Its a little tricky to find the right buttons on your keyboard, so thank the matrix there is also support for game pads (YES ! game pads and not those 500 gazillion button contraptions they call “controlers” these days ).
So ground your offspring and plop them in front of the television to teach them “How mom and dad Fragged bad guys back in da 80’s”. Finish that never ending argument with your older brother about “who was best at Desert Falcon” and rekindle hours of time devouring goodness on Kung Fu Master. Its GAME TIME !
I’ve been mocked many times for keeping hold of my old childhood toys. But where most men keep their toys in a box in the basement or the garage, some of my toys are proudly on display in our living room. Yes, I am fortunate to have a wife who is not only as geeky as I am, but who also follows me when we go out Transformer hunting. Where she got ‘into’ Transformers thanks to Michael Bay, the little Takara Tin Men were my favorite childhood toy back in the 80’s. So in the big display case in our living room, these two old geezers are on display. Mirage and Jazz, discolored by age and worn by age, stand together as veterans of the great wars of Cybertron. Compared to the newest Transformers that await eagerly in the shelves of the local toy store , they look clunky and primitive .. but they are a true classic.