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  • #16
    Not of this Earth (1957)

    Right after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, movie gang watched Not of this Earth (1957).

    By this time we were adapting to a new chat room (IRC), and it seems to be a hit with people who knew the old chat room.

    Pix are sized for loading convenience, links to full size are available at the top of each pic if you need bigger to see better.

    I missed this last weekend (first weekend in December, the 3rd), so I won't have captures for that watch, alas.
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    • #17
      Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

      Copied over from #pinkyblog. the Santa gets abducted by Martians mooby

      Before Tim Allen ever threw Santa off a roof, long before Elf helped Santa rig a jet engine back onto a sleigh, Santa apparently went to Mars. Pretty sure Elon Musk's parents were inspired by this movie as children, pushing him to be just like little Billy and go to Mars, too.

      North Pole HQ looks different in every single Santa movie. This one looks ominously like the one in the Scrooged promos showing Lee Majors saving Santa years later during a missile attack.

      We never did find out what that Martian headgear was about. That still bugs me, along with a very confusing plotline based on an even more confusing motivation. I think that's because I'm used to space shows being a bit more logicky nowadays. I want to slam this one by its lapels against a wall and ask how in the world they figured out their children were lacking happiness?

      We are ALL still children on the inside. You know it's true, syfy400. I won't reveal your secret identity.

      I'm not good at Martian linguistics and proper naming.

      You know how Daryl had to listen to Easy Street over and over? I think Kim Jong needs to see this movie a few times.

      There's like a plot and a subplot behind the entire Santa abduction. Nowadays we'd get up to the minute tweets about staff changes during production, which everyone knows alters the whole atmosphere of a movie, so I can't help wondering if the start and the end are cobbled together in the middle after a long horrible night full of cigarettes and coffee around a writers' table.

      The Martians didn't seem to know how to properly abduct (oddly grazing taboo all around, as it were), and probably only succeeded because children were so terribly polite back then. The only thing missing was candy and 'wanna see my puppies?' The brief gun pointing didn't frighten them at all. Were they brave? Bad actors? Cognizant of the script saying something about a gun? Did anyone know what was going on???

      It's up to Billy and Betty to carry the story now!

      I know right, how many of these did I get this time. Wow, really went to town on that screenshot button. By the way, in case you haven't been paying attention on the medias, Sophia has been granted full citizenship in Saudi Arabia. Inside the mechanical brain of the world’s first robot citizen

      In case you don't know there reference, here you go. Rub Some Bacon On It

      I have no idea what I said. Missed getting a screenshot, lol.

      Has anyone ever cosplayed one of these guys at a con? Because that would be hilarious.

      I honestly don't even have a clue at this point. It was like some random person came by and picked up a camera while everyone was on break.

      I mean, Martians turning on each other, it was a madhouse.

      There is an actual Klinger Controversy about Jamie Farr really being in this film or not, in case that eats you up inside.

      Santa is pretty devious, it turns out.

      Aaaand that is forever burned into my brain now...

      790: You're wasting your energy attempting to force my cooperation.
      I have no sense of self-preservation and I can always be reassembled.