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SATURDAY AFTERNOON B-MOVIE CRAPFEST: “Message From Space” (1978)

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Yes, yes, I know, I know: It’s Monday, not Saturday. I’ve discussed this before: This feature is dedicated to the kinds of movies that used to get shown on cheap “Monster Chiller Horror” type local shows UHF channels in the 60s, 70s, and 80s, before MST3K simultaneously perfected and destroyed that format. And, yes, this feature *USED* to run on Saturdays, until we realized that people only look at this site from work, and hence no one read it on Saturdays, but rather the following Monday, if at all.

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STAR TREK: Visiting An Old Friend For The First Time In Decades And Discovering It's Still Realy Boring...

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I thought it might interest you to know, dear readers, that in the last year or so, I've watched a half dozen or so Trek episodes, including a couple I'd never seen before, as they aired after I gave up on the franchise.

"Gave up the franchise?" You ask.
"You must be new here," I reply.
"But how can you choose not to watch Star Trek? It's Star Trek! It's Awsome! It's..."
"Yeah, ok, run along now, sonny. The grown ups are talking, ok?"

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How I'd Shoot A Low-Budget Film If I Was Shooting A Low-Budget Film, Which I'm Not

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Even though I'll never make a movie, I'm ever on the lookout for some interesting visual locations that are both practical and cheap and exotic and (preferably) obscure.

Ideas I've diddled around with in the past:

1) a detective movie with all the interiors filmed in various public buildings designed by I.M. Pei

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MOVIE REVIEW: “What Dreams May Come” (1998)

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This isn’t a science fiction film, but as R4 has opened up the mandate somewhat to allow fantasy, that’s not the problem it once was. I’m not sure if this counts as ‘fantasy’ either, though. Perhaps more like new-agey speculation? I dunno. Whatever it is, though, I’m reviewing it.

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SERIES REVIEW: “Power Rangers: RPM” (2009)

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Yeah, I’m as surprised as you are that I’m talking about this.

For those of you who have lives and hence may not know, “Power Rangers” is a franchise of live-action children’s adventure shows that’s been running continually since 1993. It’s run several years longer in Japan, but I don’t know anything about that, and honestly I don’t care. The American(ish) iteration has produced 20 seasons, 16 overlapping TV series, 2 theatrical movies, 1 miniseries, and 746 episodes as of the start of the current year.

And all of ‘em suck.

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