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Offline fodder650

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What did the alien probes teach us?
« on: January 08, 2018, 01:13:46 PM »
What did we learn from the two alien factions?

Well love him or hate him George Lucas was way the heck ahead of his time when you see a movie like this. Sure it only had a million dollar budget but what did they spend it on?!
If you're a butt man boy do we have have a movie for you. Oddly the first half and not the second. For a second I was thinking less Barbarella than Stella to be honest with the one character.
So Chris Christie was in the movies back in '79. Who knew?
For a seventies movies there was a lot less seventies colors in the home sets. Maybe Toronto was still stuck in the sixties.
The special effects were so plan 9 as to be a joke.
Man was this a depressing movie. I could not watch this without the riff. Although I would like to know what might have been cut from it.

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Re: What did the alien probes teach us?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 08:38:18 AM »
You can save a lot of money on re-takes by having everyone just stand there doing nothing and dubbing in whatever dialogue you want later.

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Re: What did the alien probes teach us?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 11:18:23 PM »
1. Christopher Lee doesn't do camp, even when it's entirely appropriate.
2. Aliens must have sex with human males to analyze them, but they only require females to strip down to their underwear.
3. Rural Canadians have Scottish accents.
4. It is possible to be seduced by a flying saucer.
5. Cutting one wrist horizontally is an effective suicide method.
6. Almost a decade after 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1950s-era special effects were still acceptable to audiences.

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Re: What did the alien probes teach us?
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 06:00:25 PM »
The intergalactic league of alien aliens can be fooled by simply switching the wires on their spaceship around. Much like the Martians Santa Claus conquered.

So, Earth colonized another world that became more advanced than it, and completely forgot they colonized it. And the colonized world forgot they were colonized by another world.

They'll have sex with Earthlings to 'extract their fluids' then send them back to suicide themselves. Rather than just dissecting them to extract the fluids of the person they were going to kill anyway.

 French-Canadian Red Green is not as entertaining as the other one.

Christopher Lee can appear menacing in anything, much like I wouldn't mess with Jack Palance even if he was wearing a Jiffy Pop hat.  Also Lee can sing metal Christmas songs at the age of 90 or so (was looking up info on the movie and stumbled upon that) Hey, if Vincent Price can rap, why not?

The Suicido Ray... actually not a bad idea.

The most laid back performance by Robert Vaughn ever. Which is saying something. Maybe he needed quaaludes to make it through the shoot the way the cast of Super Mario Brothers needed cocaine to make it through theirs.

Wives aren't always good at pronouncing their husband's names.

Actions scenes aren't always exciting. Like in this movie.

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Re: What did the alien probes teach us?
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2018, 05:28:14 PM »
I learned that there's no such thing as diplomacy wherever the Christopher Lee aliens came from. Just stopping by the U.N. building and saying "hey Earthlings, aliens abducted our ancestors from here and now our planet's sun is gonna blow up so can we crash on your planet for a while?" would've short-circuited the whole plot.