In terms of cultural impact, few shows have been as successful or a more positive force for change than Star Trek and its sequel shows and movies. The writers and creators dreamed of a future without want, where petty bigotries and inconsequential differences no longer plague our species, at least not to the degree that they do now. Commander Spock served as a counterpoint to the brash and cocksure Kirk, and helped highlight both our foibles as emotional beings as well as the strength we can gain from them, in the form of love and compassion. Leonard Nimoy’s stentorian delivery and gentle good humor made what could have been a somewhat dry and even unpleasant character into someone to be loved and admired.
He was, and always shall be, our friend.
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
We always knew that Nicolas Cage was a…National Treasure, but thanks to the folks at CinemaSins, we have a concise breakdown on exactly what it is that makes him so great. A disturbing number of the clips from this video are from the film we watched for the pilot of Green Light, Red Light, the 1989 classic Vampire’s Kiss, so we were excited / horrified to see them.
We’re glad the CinemaSins folks were able to watch so much Nic Cage without succumbing, unlike poor Abed…
After the disappointment of S. Darko, we couldn’t have been more pleased with the awesome spectacle of 1970’s Italian film making that is Starcrash. Caroline Munro as Stella Star jiggles her way through 94 minutes of pure camp, complimented by the immensely talented Christopher Plummer, and a pre-Knight Rider David Hasselhoff. Made a scant 18 months after Star Wars, Starcrash is a blatant attempt to cash in on Lucas’ success. This movie features all the things you loved about Star Wars, just done on a much lower budget and with less skill: Droids!…Sort of Not quite light sabers! Man torpedoes! These are the sort of exciting things you can expect from this Italian gem.
S. Darko or “If only Mike Ditka was driving the bus…”
If you liked 2001’s Donnie Darko, be prepared to hate the direct to DVD sequel S. Darko! Set years after the events of Donnie Darko, S. Darko follows Donnie’s unicorn loving little sister, Samantha, as she sort of indie rock girls her way across the American Southwest. In making what is essentially a rehashing of the first movie, the creators of S. Darko somehow failed to understand the universe Donne Darko created, creating one of the most infuriating sequels we’ve ever watched. The movie may suck, but this episode doesn’t, so check it out!
Well, it only took us 3 movies to find one that was an absolute stinker. S. Darko is the sequel to the much better 2001 movie, Donnie Darko, and follows Donnie’s younger sister Samantha. Aside from one producer and the titular lead Daveigh Chase, no one who worked on the first movie worked on this sequel, which is usually the mark of quality. Check out the Minisode, and we’ll be back next week to slog through this utter disappointment.
We are back with more hot living creatures on zombie action! Toots runs away, Chuck finally makes his power work, and the resident Millennials sync their brainwaves just long enough to conjure a Cuba Gooding, Jr. movie. That and more in this week’s exciting episode!
Oh, and don’t forget to check out our new movie podcast, Green Light, Red Light! We’re pretty excited about it, and we think you’ll like it.