Good bad scifi movies

When I was growing up, I watched a lot of “B” science fiction movies, including Battle Beyond the Stars, Ice Pirates, Krull, and Spacehunter. These movies were pretty bad but fun to watch.

Krull was being shown on Encore this morning; it really is a dreadful movie, but that didn’t stop me from watching it again. 🙂

The SciFi Channel (or now the SyFy Channel *shudder*) should really take a note: it is possible to have bad “B” science fiction movies that are actually watchable. Most of the SyFy movies are pretty bad; I can’t even make it through them. Maybe that’s because they have more horror (or more precisely, gore) than scifi; that seems to be the trend these days. I really don’t like walking into Blockbuster and having to search through all of the horror movies to find a decent scifi movie; wish they’d break them into two different sections.

Having said all that, I’d really like to see Ice Pirates again. 🙂

TDTESS: Remake madness

It’s commonly said that Hollywood has lost all originality, but in the case of the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, that doesn’t seem to be the problem.

The original 1951 version of TDTESS is one of my all-time favorite movies, and I had hopes that the remake would remain faithful to the original movie while bringing the story into the modern era. However, after seeing the trailers for the remake those hopes are gone. The remake appears to be a “re-imaging” of the original, so expect to see a lot of CGI battles/scenes of random destruction.

Maybe the trailers aren’t doing the new movie justice; maybe it will be better than it appears in the trailers. Maybe I’ll just watch my original DVD. 🙂

I can look on the bright side though; the money that I would have spent at the movies can be put to better use. *laughs!*