Posts tagged “Danger 5”

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

“Of the Month” March 2015

Instagrammer of the Month:
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Sleevebucks

Someone takes those cardboard coffee cup sleeves that have been emblazoned with the Starbucks mermaid logo, and using just a pen or two transforms them into something completely different. It’s cute fun.

Video Game of the Month:
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Skywayrd

A very addicting non-musical rhythm game for Android where you control a pair of discs that circle each other as you try to scale a randomly-generated, never-ending tower. There are various formations that you can unlock as you score more and more, and tiles that you can touch (or fail to avoid) that can change the speed, distance, and direction of the discs’ rotation to try to throw off your rhythm. Deceptively simple, and surprisingly pretty.
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TV Show of the Month:
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Danger 5

Do you remember Italian Spiderman? One of my very-favorite things in the last decade? Well, some idiots in Australia gave the people who made Italian Spiderman some money to make a TV show. And I love them for it. Danger 5 is a fascinating show that takes place during World War II but looks like it was filmed in the 1960s on an absurdly low budget. The plots are all ridiculous Saturday-morning plots (example: the Nazis have stolen dinosaurs from the jungle in Antarctica and surgically put crystals in their heads to remotely control them) but with an almost-disturbing level of casual violence and undercurrent of 60s-style misogyny. Like Italian Spiderman, everything about Danger 5 reeks of over-the-top ridiculousness and below-the-basement budget. And for no explicable reason the entire aesthetic of the 2nd season switches from excessive 1960s to excessive 1980s. And it is glorious. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s available on DVD except from Australia, but the 1st season is on Netflix!

Categories: Of the Month.