Sunday, April 15, 2018

And Then This Happened... This Island Earth

If there is one thing 1950s science fiction films taught us, it is to never trust anyone coming out of a flying saucer. There are a few exceptions, like good old Klaatu from The Day the Earth Stood Still. More often than not you end up with an Invasion of the Saucermen situation.

Sometimes you get to meet cool aliens with lumpy foreheads (before Star Trek made that a thing) and unusual wildlife (larger of course and with a higher degree of intelligence). But then there is the technology, and believe me, that technology is always something to see. This Island Earth has some pretty neat looking devices including the famed Interocitor. But just what the heck is this thing? I think we need a caption for it.

And then this happened...


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    1. I think the boys at MST3K also did a Simon riff with these dials. Nicely done!

  2. "...and I want this shade for the walls in the dining room."

  3. "I'd like to buy a vowel, Pat. Is there an 'E'?"

  4. "Red light stop, green light go, yellow light go very fast." Oh wait, wrong movie.