Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fourth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

I really want this!

Available at Entertainment Earth!
Doctor Who Fourth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Some brief thoughts on The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter--what a great movie. It still is.

You could have named something “Star Turd” in the early- to mid-80s and I would have loved it. (Spacehunter 3-D, anyone?)

I like how it approached video games--there was always a story. In fact, the simplest games had the best stories. Today's games are too much--no imagination. It was more fun to think of the backstory while you were playing an old game.

When he looked at the mobile of the planets was just a perfect cinematic moment.

The character Otis says, “When your chance comes, you gotta grab on with both hands and hold on tight.” If I were ever approached, I’d be gone.

Wil Wheaton was in it, billed as “Louis’ Friend.”

I still think they’re A+ special effects. And I just love Grig and his laugh.

To be approached, taken into space…I mean, I’ve been dreaming about this since I was born. This movie, coming after Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and a slew of others, fed into that desire.

I love the bridge of the ship of the bad guys. I love the bad guys on the bridge. Excellent creature effects.

The “meteor gun,” the Rod from God, is still really cool today.

"I'm just a kid from a trailer park!" To which the alien responds: “If that’s what you think, then that’s all you’ll ever be.” It’s like Yoda, I mean, there’s a great set of morals and stuff that impress upon you, just as much as any good movie should.

And it seems like an actual spaceship, not an X-Wing or BSG Viper. It moves, like the cool Death Blossom move.

I like that he would have gone back into space without her. I actually like that.