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A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!

A mad journey into the mind of the depraved!
Recommended for devolved primates only!

Monday, July 2, 2012


 This made for TV movie starring Martin Landau is an edited together version of 2 episodes of the old SPACE: 1999 TV series.  The main bad guy here looks a hell of a lot like an old fat Marlon Brando with a funky hairdo and beard and he was the highlight for me.
 As a STAR WARS-obsessed kid in the late 70's I regularly tuned into sci-fi TV shows like STAR TREK, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and SPACE:1999 just hoping for some outer space action and adventure.  I was almost always let down though since these shows were obviously shot on way lower budgets than Lucas' epic and also filled with endless boring scenes of talking heads only occasionally interrupted by a silly looking monster/alien or cheap spaceship effect.  Not exactly the stuff that was gonna blow an 8 year old kid's mind back in the day.  Out of these three shows SPACE:1999 was probably my least favorite since even back then it seemed dated and more similar to something like the 60's LOST IN SPACE show than anything fresh and exciting.  Watching this movie now it seems extra silly with cheap-ass monster outfits and a dumb plot.  Also the editing doesn't always make much sense since you can clearly see where the 2 parts end and begin.  This is really only watchable to anyone who has a strong nostalgic connection to this show and even though it was something I did watch as a kid I don't think it's gotten any better over the years.
 In some less fortunate countries they would release our TV movies theatrically.  I feel really bad for those places.


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