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Old June 6 2010, 01:46 AM   #16
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Re: Destination: Outer Space - The premiere is upon us!

It's the weekend. Have you watched it yet? We need reviews!
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Old June 6 2010, 11:26 AM   #17
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I plan to watch it today if all goes well.
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Old June 6 2010, 03:33 PM   #18
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Watched Cave Women on Mars last night. This is exactly the kind of film my friends and I kept trying to make in Super-8 back in the 70s and 80s, but never got our acts together enough to finish. Take that as you will.

Okay, I understand the whole "affectionate spoof" thing with the intentionally mediocre acting (it's the same thing we were aiming for with our unfinished ("Captain Majors" 30s-style serial), but what the heck was the captain/professor guy trying to do with the scary stares and long pauses? That was just creepy and unnerving - I don't remember any 50s sci fi actors doing things like that. It worked best in the scenes between the Lieutenant and the blonds, where the acting was actually rather normal (well, closer to normal, given the cavewoman dialog ).

I have to forward the website to that old film gang of mine, I'm sure they'd get a kick out of seeing what might it have been like if we'd finished anything.
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Old June 6 2010, 08:29 PM   #19
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I just ordered a copy of Destination: Outer Space.
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Old June 6 2010, 09:52 PM   #20
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Well, I watched the movie (didn't finish the commentary yet), and it did not disappoint. Especially the closing credits.

Like the previous movies in the series, Destination: Outer Space is completely self-contained, yet inhabits a larger universe. It really makes you wonder why professional Hollywood writers are incapable of simple continuity when talented independent filmmakers can do it so effortlessly. As we've come to expect, this movie is a fond homage, not a satire or parody, of classic B-grade Drive-In films. Unlike movies like Lost Skeleton Of Cadavra (which I love), this is intended to be something that might almost be mistaken for an old movie-- at least at first glance. And the characters are always treated respectfully. Captain Jackson, in this installment, is suffering the fallout of the events on Mars and has a character arc involving his parents-- most particularly an artifact that represents his mother-- that is very touching.

Since this one is set primarily in outer space, it has a bit of a different feel than the others, even Cave Girls On Mars. In addition to the ST and SW homages, there is a bit of a Hitchhiker's vibe here as Jackson is buffeted around the cosmos from one exotic locale to another. There is a larger cast than in previous movies, but they mostly come and go-- the action, so to speak, focuses on Jackson.

The special effects are great, and just what you'd expect from a low-budget 50s movie. I find the home-made artistry of effects like these even more appealing than the photorealism currently in vogue in contemporary wanna-be mainstream sciffy. I especially liked the little village on the first planet. It looked like an illustration out of an old magazine.

So when does the next one come out?
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Old June 6 2010, 10:00 PM   #21
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Re: Destination: Outer Space - The premiere is upon us!

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but what the heck was the captain/professor guy trying to do with the scary stares and long pauses? That was just creepy and unnerving - I don't remember any 50s sci fi actors doing things like that. It worked best in the scenes between the Lieutenant and the blonds, where the acting was actually rather normal (well, closer to normal, given the cavewoman dialog ).
It was a joke between the actor and director in the first movie, when they didn't know there would be more movies. It was sort of spoofing Shatner, with the long pauses.

There is a scene in the second movie when the Professor does his usual long pauses between words, while he's on the telephone, and the person on the other end asks if he's still there, totally mocking the character trait.

The same actor, Josh Craig, plays the Professor (Monster of Phantom Lake, It Came From Another World) who becomes the Director of Rocket Command (Cave Women on Mars, Destination: Outer Space), as well as that character's son, Captain Jackson in Cave Women and Destination.

It's toned down considerably for the Captain character, but still just as funny.
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Old June 6 2010, 10:11 PM   #22
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So when does the next one come out?
I'd anticipate April or May of next year. He's great at putting out one a year. Also, if you search around for the Easter Eggs on that disc, you'll find a preview of which movie will be coming out next year.
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Old June 6 2010, 11:07 PM   #23
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Any clips online?
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Old June 7 2010, 12:22 AM   #24
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but what the heck was the captain/professor guy trying to do with the scary stares and long pauses? That was just creepy and unnerving - I don't remember any 50s sci fi actors doing things like that. It worked best in the scenes between the Lieutenant and the blonds, where the acting was actually rather normal (well, closer to normal, given the cavewoman dialog ).
It was a joke between the actor and director in the first movie, when they didn't know there would be more movies. It was sort of spoofing Shatner, with the long pauses.

There is a scene in the second movie when the Professor does his usual long pauses between words, while he's on the telephone, and the person on the other end asks if he's still there, totally mocking the character trait.

The same actor, Josh Craig, plays the Professor (Monster of Phantom Lake, It Came From Another World) who becomes the Director of Rocket Command (Cave Women on Mars, Destination: Outer Space), as well as that character's son, Captain Jackson in Cave Women and Destination.

It's toned down considerably for the Captain character, but still just as funny.
Turns out we have a mutual friend (Kevin Shinnick, part of the afformentioned gang of filmmakers I hung out with)) who explained to me that the pauses are very much like an actor in Killers From Space, one 50s film I've managed to miss.
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Old June 7 2010, 02:52 AM   #25
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Any clips online?
Here are a few from the series ...

Monster of Phantom Lake -
http://sainteuphoria.com/tmopl_preview.html (8 minute preview)

It Came From Another World -
http://sainteuphoria.com/icfaw_preview.html (5 minute preview)

Cave Women From Mars -
http://sainteuphoria.com/cwom_trailer.html (trailer)

Terror From Beneath the Earth -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFLo140UwrQ

Destination: Outer Space -
http://sainteuphoria.com/dos_trailer.html (trailer)
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Oh, yes, writing the new script at this very moment! It's going to be a fun one -- sort of a mix between Day of the Triffids, The Thing from Another World, and Alien. That's all I'm saying for now...
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My DVD of Destination: Outer Space just arrived. I'll watch it soon and post a review. Looking forward to it!
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