The late 80’s and early 90’s were a great time to be a kid. Computer generated effects were in their infancy, the Nintendo Entertainment System was at its peak, and many awesomely-bad sci-fi movies were being pumped out like no tomorrow. My favorite brand of those films were the ones based around video games that tried to kill the players for real. Just think about it. What if Nintendo had the cojones to instal crazy military programing into Robbie The Robot? Gyromite would’ve been a hell of a lot more difficult, I tell ya what. I’ll do you one better. What if Q from Star Trek: TNG was responsible for programing and designing the robot? We’d be in for a world of shit. EVOLVER is about that very thing. Read the rest of this entry »
Since most dopes think this is a sequel/remake, I’m not as bothered as I should be (mostly due to the fact that I have a brain in my head and know my Carpenter movies). Even the fact that it was created by the same shit-heads that made the atrocious Dawn of the Dead remake hasn’t deterred me. This looks like it’s going to be fantastic as hell. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been a good 10 years since Tim Burton grabbed the world by the scruff and drove it face-first into a steaming pile of monkey spunk that was his remake of the classic Planet of the Apes. Some have forgiven the dreary director, but I for one have not. Sure, his rendition was closer to the story the original that Apes was based off of. That doesn’t give him the right to do what he did. The stink of Paul Giamatti will never go away, despite the hours of vigorous scrubbing. Read the rest of this entry »
Why do aliens have a major beef with tall buildings? Did the biggest building in the universe fall over and crush their planet leaving them all pissed off? Do they simply loathe exercise and haven’t developed elevator technology causing them to be super jealous of us? I think they are sending us a clear message that one day we will make a building so tall that it will cause our ultimate destruction.
In the history of film some terribly awful movies were created. Movies that were so bad that they should have been sealed in concrete, dropped into the ocean, and left for the fishes of the deep to feast upon. Unfortunately, two mad scientists decided it would be an ingenious idea to force one of their wormy employees to watch said movies, and monitor his mind…after shooting him into space, of course. Any true fan of the sci-fi world should know just what show I’m talking about, but for those normies who don’t, I speak of the greatest show to ever have been on Comedy Central and The Sci-fi Channel…Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Beginning in the late 80’s as the brain-child of Joel Hodgson, MST3K has become a crucial part every sci-fi freak’s spirit, and continues to have a major cult following to this very day. Frank Conniff (who filled the shoes of Dr. Clayton Forrester’s accomplice TV’s Frank) was kind enough to allow this humble MSTie the time to ask him a few questions: Read the rest of this entry »