June 21st, 2006
|09:47 am - CREATURE DOUBLE FEATURE!|
Holy snakes! It's back! What's next, Channel 38 bringing back Ask The Manager? From boston.com:
Set your clocks: The "Creature Double Feature" will return to Channel 56 for one day this Saturday, thanks the sponsorship of Ernie Boch Jr. The show, which used to air Saturday mornings on the channel, could make a permanent return if there's enough support.And Channel 56 confirms it. On tap: Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster and The Giant Gila "I Sing Whenever I Sing Whenever I Sing Whenever I Sing" Monster.
Ok. Who do I have to call and annoy in order to join the host gig?
And now, your link trail: From boston.com by way of this dude who was quoted over on the S/F board to Evers to Chance.
Oh. My. God.
Some of my earliest memories are of arranging my stuffed animals to protect me from Godzilla (coming through the window) and the Smog Monster (oozing through my bedroom door.)
God. Oh, my.
There was one horror movie I saw about a small town full of radioactive child zombies, and the only way you could tell they were bad was their black fingernails (archaic, I know, but it was filmed in the early 70s if memory serves.) Anyway it freaked me out sufficiently that I couldn't sleep for a month or so afterwards. I loved Creature Double Feature.
...wait, wait, I might have actually seen that on Commander USA's Groovie Movies, but the point of the story still stands.
It turns out they're showing "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster" for that! That's one of the best Godzilla movies of all time, with all it's bizarre quiet pensive moments at the end. Oh yeah, and it's got hippies who do drugs, weird animations, and that surreal part where everyone at the dance club has fish heads. Apparently the producer was ill during the making of the movie, and when he saw the finished product, he was not happy.
I love Godzilla Vs. The Smog Monster. And I love The Giant Gila Monster (AND THE LORD SAID LAUGH, CHILDREN, LAUGH) too. I may have to keep the TV on all Saturday afternoon.
I've never seen "the Giant Gila Monster", but I was a big fan of the Friday night/Saturday afternoon sci fi movies on this station we got from across the border. Plus, my brother and I were big collectors and renters of all that stuff during the public domain VHS tape boom of the late 80's.
WE HAVE COBALT IT'S FULL OF MERCURY
TOO MANY FUMES IN OUR OXYGEN
SAAAAAAAVE THE EARTH
SAAAAAAAAAAVE THE EARTH
|Date:||June 21st, 2006 02:23 pm (UTC)|| |
Was The Giant Gila Monster sent up on Mystery Science Theater 3000 once?
Yes, it was. Nearly 13 years ago. That freaks me out, man.
When watching old MST3K videos never, ever look at the production dates. Makes you feel very old... ;)
Especially when you remember when they were first broadcast on Comedy Central, and you participated in the ensuing Usenet discussions. Oy vey...
|Date:||June 22nd, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)|| |
good times. Good times
I still have that damn stack of MST3K CD-ROMS in my house. If we have time Friday, we ought to fire one up.
Re: good times. Good times
"I love you Tom Servo."
"Oh, I love you too, Joel!"
"I love you Crow."
"You're not my real father!"
"What do you think, sirs?"
|Date:||June 21st, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)|| |
What about Curly Top?
I don't suppose this means I can look forward to Shirley Temple movies making a comeback on Channel 56 any time soon .... *sniff*
that's some of the best tv news i've heard in a LONG time. i still have images stuck in my head from a creaturedoublefeature i saw when i was i kid.