I’m sure I’m not the first to point out that only unlikable characters die in the first Die Hard movie, and this is a sharp contrast to all the others. Even the uber-safecracker Theo, the only likable terrorist, survives Die Hard 1. It’s also notable that Theo doesn’t actually kill anyone, which might be a […]
This weekend, I tried to make a list of ill-conceived sequels that ruined the original movies, but found it hard going. There are so many obvious examples that leap to mind, but most of them can be dismissed, forgiven, or explained away. This left me without an article and once again back to the blank […]
Where was I? Oh, yes. Space: 2099.
Nine years ago, I wrote an article titled Cheeta Lives which, as I review it today, appears to have been written under the influence of Sudafed and illegally imported bathtub gin. At the time, Cheeta was 71 years old and living the high life in a retirement home, fawned after by nurses and addicted to […]
Here’s something you can file under “what was lost” and has not yet been found: The two great 80’s Soviet invasion TV miniseries. On the big screen, in the 80’s, we had Patrick Swayze fighting Cuban paratroopers, the ultimate in jingoism in Reagan’s new America. But it’s what was playing out on the small screen […]
by Lonnie Martin (AKA Rotting Corpse) Dear Fox Television, Look, I’m not going to Monday morning quarterback how you screwed up Terra Nova. I won’t mention how you thought you had a sure thing (which, by the way, you should have had), spent way too much money on it, then got scared and let too […]
Well, there we go. Ten years of Greatsociety. Archived articles, retrospectives from our Confederate dead, an intensely insular nerdgasm about the 20 best sci-fi films, and now we’re in the home stretch.
Wrapping up our “Top 20 Sci-fi Films” freakout is a casual email exchange between the three of us regarding some of the films we shared across our lists. The three lists were posted early last week – Rottingcorpse’s list, Cassander’s list, and Nacho’s list.
Rottingcorpse’s list can be found right here.
I started with a grand plan to work through all the movies that were specific to my list of top 20 sci-fi flicks, but that got way too long. So, when I hit a point with They Live, where it was obvious that we are still living in that materialistic, alien-dominated world, I figured that […]