What’s a guy from Te Awamutu doing battling giant Nazi robot spiders and flying saucers 50,000 years in the future For air force pilot-turned-actor Jak Wyld, it was just another day on the job. Wyld stars in The 25th Reich, in which he plays one of a team of American GIs sent to the Australian outback in World War II who end up in the distant future.
“If a kangaroo accidentally gets hit by the train, you don’t really feel it,” conductor Scott Fels informs me as the scrublands and giant termite mounds of the Australian Outback whisk by. “But if the train drivers see a camel on the tracks, believe me, they get away from the windows.” Camels in the Outback Yes indeed. There are estimated to be over a million of these ungulates roaming at will through the desert, descendants of the original camel caravans led by Afghan drivers in the 1860s and 1870s