Wathcya watchin'?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby cynic » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:03 pm

Steve Evil wrote:Just when I thought I'd get some work done this evening!
one of your comments elsewhere brought to mind George R. R. Martin's "The Sandkings "; wrought in light on Outer Limits.

of classic tv sf, finding "Out There" might be fun.( " authors including Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Theodore Sturgeon, John D. McDonald, Murray Leinster, Frank Belknap Long and Milton Lesser")

"Tales Of Tomorrow " has some great stuff, on HULU in the U.S. ... y-tube as well ?

"Science Fiction Theatre " shows were some fun as a kid, and the few i watched last night (y-tube) were interesting taken in an historical, pop-culture, paranoid entertainment kinda way. (historical hysteria? :lol: )

but of course, these borderline time-sucks should only be brought to bear as brief breaks between bouts of bearing a begrudged boulder. or not.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Chuck Messer » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:25 pm

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. 4, 7, and XIX. Makes the long night hours at work go more smoothly. Favorites so far: Hercules Unchained, The Killer Shrews, Bride of the Monster and Space Muntiny. You just can't beat a "Sci-Fi" film in which the villain is named Kalgan (which is ofter pronounced Calgon) and climaxes with a car chase in the bowels of the spaceship (an abandoned factory, apparently) in little scooters that a man on crutches could outrun. Throw in John Phillip Law and his patented evil laugh and spaceship commander Cameron Mitchell looking like Santa in a caftan and you've got a perfectly bad movie.

Oh, muse of satire and humor, take me away!

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby cynic » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:06 pm

i haven't seen the "Space Muntiny" episode yet, but i will .

calgon, take me away! :roll: yer killin' me.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:33 am

Hercules Unchainedwas pretty rotten, but the original Hercules was a hoot!

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Lori Koonce » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:36 am

Mr Evil

The movie itself sucks, but the MSTK treatment of it makes it worth the painfulness.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:27 pm

Machete is a load of violent fun. The nude girl at the beginning--good lord!

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Chuck Messer » Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:15 pm

I recently re-watched The Silence of the Lambs. I don't watch that one very often. It's still one of the most disturbing looks at abnormal psychology I've seen on film.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:53 am

Speaking of MST3K, someone e-mailed a link to a vid showing the opening of a show in Russia:

http://www.toplessrobot.com/2011/01/in_ ... russia.php

Hmmm. I wonder what that show resembles?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:35 pm

Apparently, the show is called "Project Popcorn".

Here's a possible translation of the theme song:

In a science institute, there's an experiment,

They're testing the effect of movie reels on people.

How will consciousness be affected by a movie.

Of questionable quality and made long ago

A nice guy, Stephen is in need of some money

He got a job as a test subject, threw caution to the wind

He didn't know that the process is supervised by

Professor Zamishlavkin, a bad guy [something]

Stephen watches movies, he's now imprisoned

If it's wasn't for his friends, he'd be miserable

Mutants, saboteurs: a dog and a penguin

Rescue his psychie and watch along with him

:::Fidel::: [penguin's name]

:::Ketchup::: [dog's name]

:::the greatest achievement of national defense!:::

When the friends are all together, they don't fear the bad guy

They make comments on everything, so that it's more fun

In the face of scientific theories,

They giggle and laugh, as they watch Project Popcorn


Hoo-boy.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Chuck Messer » Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:09 am

I'm watching the MST3K episode, The Girl in Gold Boots as I sort and log in the day's paperwork.

As the movie opens, there's a line of scantily clad go-go dancers, led by the titluar girl with the golden footwear. Tom Servo pipes up with, "Why does Noam Chomsky insist these women open for him?"

I thought you'd appreciate that one, Frank.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Chuck Messer » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:49 am

I just got back from seeing The Black Swan.


Talk about being gobsmacked by a movie. Wow.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Steve Evil » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:48 am

The King's Speech. Very wholesome. Wonder what I'd do if the Queen showed up at my door. . .

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Sun Jan 30, 2011 12:46 pm

Chuck, you are like me--you like depressing films when you are depressed.

I'd love to be on thin ice with Natalie Portman.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Moderator » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:21 pm

Steve Evil wrote:The King's Speech. Very wholesome. Wonder what I'd do if the Queen showed up at my door. . .


Yes, very wholesome...well, except for the two times the King lets loose with tirades of foul language.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Jan 31, 2011 4:26 pm

John Barry, RIP.


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