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Well, not quite a marathon. But I'll be resuming my frequent viewings of this show. I last wrote about K09 Phase IV in February 2008 (see waaay back in my journal). I'm up to Season 1 Episode 4 at this point. But since I took notes about the ones leading up to it I'll start where I left off.
K10 "Cosmic Princess"
I can''t wait for 1999! It's gonna be soooo cool!
Those hot winged chicks? What pet store are they at? Also, how much are they and does the price include a cage I can hang from the ceiling to keep her away from the kitty?
This episode is an appropriate resuming point since it effected me so much last year. I ended up buying nearly everything with Gerry & Sylvia Anderson's names on it...TV shows, a movie called Journey to the Far side of the Sun (new version released recently on DVD). I have Thunderbirds, UFOs, Space 1999s and even TerraHawks (look that one up on youtube, hahaha! Looks a little like a puppet Dark Star, John Carpenter's first movie). I got really good deals on all this stuff. Which is good since most is still shrink wrapped good and tight. Haha! I didn't count on wading through the black & white Anderson early effort stringed-puppet mediocrity that is Supercar. Luckily I'm rotating that with the compact, yet nifty, TV throwback to 1950s drive-in sci-fi films called Fireball XL5. Certainly that one has the best opening and closing theme songs in puppet show history. And if XL5 didn't inspire Roddenberry's Star Trek then I'll eat a Tribble raw and uncooked! Very much recommended to fans of ST and old sci-fi. Oh, and it helps if you like creepy, floppy puppets like I do!
Speaking of...Crow, Tom (& Joel) are forced to watch a couple of cheesy episodes from The Anderson's 1970s live action effort called Space 1999, renamed here to "Cosmic Princess" to make it seem less like a lazy recycled mess and more like one of those all new and exciting TV sci-fi movies of the week the 70s were famous for! Space 1999 followed the formula set by Star Trek (and the aforementioned Fireball XL5)... a couple of so-so episodes smashed together like melting mozerella cheese on melting munster cheese and presented on MST3K with results pretty much as you'd expect, even if you'd never seen the early years. A few jokes poking fun at the hilarious "alien landscapes" referencing "the Land of Dairy Queen" commercials that used to play at the time and a spot on Banana Splits reference when a few of the characters roll out on said "land of Dairy Queen" landscape in a tiny dune buggy built for two. It's hilarious on it's own and Joel & the Bots throw in some funnies here and there to make the whole thing one of my favorites of this early season. Nothing is likely to PO fans of S1999 since you'd have to have a good sense of humor to truly enjoy that show anyway. I particular liked seeing Landau and the guy who played the king in Season 1 of Black Adder in Cosmic Princess. One last note: the voice guy for bot Tom Servo, Josh "J. Elvis" Weinstein, is sort of breakout funny. Could be my sense of humor is just aligned with his...but I just find most of what he says worth a chuckle, at least. With all due respects to Kevin Murphy, who took over the Tom duties in Season 2, it would be interesting to see how Weinstein progressed in the role after the first 2 "feeling out" seasons. :fresh:
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