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Author Topic: Episodes 77 - 83 ~ At the Mountains of Madness  (Read 85582 times)
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« on: May 17, 2011, 08:26:54 AM »

Yes, this is a hoax, but it is surely apropos for the upcoming episode:

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/05/-from-the-x-file-dept-satellite-detects-an-ancient-12000-year-old-structure-under-antarctica-ice.html
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011, 11:34:07 AM »

i always thought that Alien VS Predator was kind of a mountain of madness adaptation. You have elder things (predators) putting a slave race of shoggoth (aliens) who eventually overthrow them, and a temple with lots of carvings. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011, 12:33:48 PM »

i always thought that Alien VS Predator was kind of a mountain of madness adaptation. You have elder things (predators) putting a slave race of shoggoth (aliens) who eventually overthrow them, and a temple with lots of carvings. Smiley

One of my first rant videos (before it was called Cthutube) was about that!

http://blip.tv/cthutube/fubar-rant-alien-vs-predator-at-the-mountains-of-madness-4848669

I cant wait for this episode!
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2011, 01:18:52 PM »


Oh I can not WAIT for them to get into the ice right there! Someone call John Carpenter and let him make a documentary. Grin

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 06:43:22 PM »

Is anyone familiar with the Piri Reis map? Or perhaps I should say, the 'mystery' of the Piri Reis map- http://historicmysteries.com/the-piri-reis-map The short of it is that this is a map that was discovered at the beginning of the last century, but dated to the early 15th century, credited to a Turkish captain named Piri Reis. Besides supposedly depicting geographical detail that should not have existed at that point, of various coastlines, it also depicted parts of Antarctica in incredible detail, but more importantly, detail of Antarctica as it appears without the layers of ice that rests on it. Apparently, the majority of the map's detail derives from other, pre-existing maps; some of which are said to pre-date Christ. Which begs the question; at that early date who could have had the ability to depict with such accuracy geography that most people of the time wouldn't even know existed?

Every time I hear of Antarctica (such as with this story) I think of this map. No doubt there's some logical explanation, but it's still fun to speculate Smiley 

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From the site- What is baffling is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered – but that the map depicts the coastline under ice!  Evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC.

Just idling away the time until the next episode Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 07:37:09 PM »

Here is all the ATMOM audio book if you dont have the time to re-read it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6anEUWVBuBk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9T93Znyd40

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbqmSMKUFNQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaG5gIOYYNE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzj8WgnTBR4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIvkl4U5I8E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W_tSK2BTdo
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 11:50:08 PM »

Is anyone familiar with the Piri Reis map? Or perhaps I should say, the 'mystery' of the Piri Reis map- http://historicmysteries.com/the-piri-reis-map The short of it is that this is a map that was discovered at the beginning of the last century, but dated to the early 15th century, credited to a Turkish captain named Piri Reis. Besides supposedly depicting geographical detail that should not have existed at that point, of various coastlines, it also depicted parts of Antarctica in incredible detail, but more importantly, detail of Antarctica as it appears without the layers of ice that rests on it. Apparently, the majority of the map's detail derives from other, pre-existing maps; some of which are said to pre-date Christ. Which begs the question; at that early date who could have had the ability to depict with such accuracy geography that most people of the time wouldn't even know existed?

Every time I hear of Antarctica (such as with this story) I think of this map. No doubt there's some logical explanation, but it's still fun to speculate Smiley 

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From the site- What is baffling is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered – but that the map depicts the coastline under ice!  Evidence confirms that the latest date Queen Maud Land could have been charted in an ice-free state is 4000 BC.

Just idling away the time until the next episode Cheesy

Looking around, the consensus seems to be that Reis either ran out of room for South America:


Or he just made it up: Terra Australis Incognita
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2011, 01:04:32 AM »

I thought that I should post something from H.P Lovecraft the Band....
At The Mountains Of Madness
All along there is love we need
All you are we have Huh
You have lost all sense of touch
In the dark without a crutch
You've arrived at the Mountains of Madness

Time has come, you're standing all alone
Plastic god, listen to the drone
Synthesized electric sound
Trembling from underground
You've arrived at the Mountains of Madness

Don't believe that it's a game
Games like this, my friend, will make you go insane
Listen to the sounds, hear them all around

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/at-the-mountains-of-madness-lyrics-hp-lovecraft.html ]

Listen to the sounds, hear them all around

Standing there
Eyes on fire

Standing there, wind blowing through your hair
Eyes on fire, colour everywhere
When you gaze into the sky
All alone with no disguise
You've survived at the Mountains of Madness
You've survived at the Mountains of Madness

Unlike other songs this seems to have nothing to do with the story. The band It's self did not have a hole lot to do with H.P.L other then there manger liked hime and said that it would be a cool name. (I to like the name Lovecraft. It means so much if you look at it. Love and Craft!) Will post more soon!
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 09:35:58 AM »

I still think John W. Campbell's Who Goes There? (famously adapted as The Thing from Another World in the '50s and by John Carpenter as The Thing in '82) was written as a response to At the Mountains of Madness.
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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 10:48:49 AM »

Listened to the episode this morning while getting ready for work. Nice show, fellas!

And if anyone's not seeing it on the front page, click "Refresh."
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« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 11:00:37 AM »

I still think John W. Campbell's Who Goes There? (famously adapted as The Thing from Another World in the '50s and by John Carpenter as The Thing in '82) was written as a response to At the Mountains of Madness.

I thought that as well but have never found anything about that.
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« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 11:29:50 AM »

Man!  This is MY favorite of HPL's stories...so chocked full of geological/paleontological goodness! 

It's funny, but in this episode, Chris says that geology students should read this story...well, actually, I'm a geologist, and I have my undergrads read "At the Mountains of Madness" in my Historical Geology course.  The course is taught in the Fall (usually), and I generally give them the story as a fun assignment over Halloween; we have a pretty neat discussion afterwords, and I usually use it as a lead-in to a discussion of nifty concepts and geological uses of ichnofossils (= tracks, trails, burrows, etc of organisms preserved in the stratigraphic record).  Some of the geology is wrong, even at the time when Lovecraft was writing, but still!  Neat stuff!  And heck, he even has some Wegener and "Continental Drift" thrown in there, when the whole idea was generally rejected by American geologists!  It's great!

Looking forward to more of the story!
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« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 11:38:01 AM »

Listened to the episode this morning while getting ready for work. Nice show, fellas!

And if anyone's not seeing it on the front page, click "Refresh."

Thanks, Genus Unknown, I thought the episode was really late. This gives me something to listen to on my lunch break.

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« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 12:47:41 PM »

Yeah, it seems to be an issue with the new site. I say we all gang up and pelt Manndroid with rocks and vegetables.

Kidding, obviously.
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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 12:53:06 PM »

Great episode, I'm looking forward to the rest of them in this tale...although I was hoping Tom Cruise would be our narrator  Cry
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