Today I am saddened by a horrible experience

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  1. Toothy Critter

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    I went to see the new Godzilla movie. I thought that when I retired and enjoyed my second childhood that it would be all fun and games. What a rude awakening. It sucked. :( At least I ate popcorn. Sorry.., just had to say that
     
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    Rook out TC... ISSA MOSTA!

    I wonder if they make real big cans of pepper spray?

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  3. Toothy Critter

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    Oooo... lemme get my fly rod
     
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    It's hard to beat the original.

     
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    Loved it myself.
     
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    The original 1954 Japanese movie was interesting, but the 1956 version that was released in the US also sucked.... they edited it down, dubbed it in English and awkwardly inserted a new American character. It's still fun though, in the tradition of other bad 50's sci-fi movies.

    The 1998 version also sucked. Have not seen the new one, and don't plan to. ;)
     
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    :eek: UGH Blasphemy How could you say that
     
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    Like I said, it's fun, and I have a big collection of 50's Science Fiction films that are just as bad, but I still enjoy them all. The original Japanese 1954 version "Gojira" is more artistic and political, but Hollywood chopped it up and inserted scenes shot two years later in the US with Raymond Burr. Watch the 1954 version sometime if you haven't seen it.

    https://www.sfgate.com/movies/article/FILM-CLIPS-Also-opening-today-2782430.php

    "Gone is everything to do with Raymond Burr, who played a reporter, clumsily edited into the picture for American audiences. Restored are a full 40 minutes of original footage, much of it having to do with the movie's overt anti-nuke message. In the American version, the nuclear angle was an oblique subtext. In the Japanese version, it's the entire point and purpose of the film."
     
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  10. 46er

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    must not forget the other classics :D

    Rodan

    Mothra

    Them

    The Thing

    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

    The creature from the Black Lagoon

    etcetera
     
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    My favorite..." It came from beyond outer space" The original Alien movie. That SOB scared the crap outta me when I was a kid
     
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    The Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed in part at Silver Springs FL. When we were kids on a family vacation there, we took the glass boat ride, when the diver showed up my sister went nuts, she thought he was the creature coming for the boat.
     
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    Do you mean "It came from Outer Space (1953)? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045920/

    or "It, the terror from Beyond Space (1958)? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051786/

    The 1958 film is more similar to "Alien". But that is just a ridiculous, terrible 50's movie where the men keep throwing hand grenades at the monster inside a little space ship, while the women make coffee. Sorry, that's one I really don't like. The 1953 film with RIchard Carlson and Barbara rush is a great movie, with aliens landing in a crater in the desert and a weird one-eyed monster that possess people.

    Here are all the 1950's science fiction films on my media server, along with their release dates. I'm missing a few, like "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Creature from the Black Lagoon" because they are still popular and expensive to purchase. :)

    The Flying Saucer 1/5/1950
    Rocketship XM 6/2/1950
    Destination Moon 8/1/1950
    The Thing from Another World 4/6/1951
    The Man from Planet X 4/27/1951
    Unknown World 10/26/1951
    Flight to Mars 11/11/1951
    When Worlds Collide 11/15/1951
    The Magnetic Monster 2/18/1953
    Invaders from Mars 4/22/1953
    Phantom from Space 5/15/1953
    It Came from Outer Space 6/5/1953
    "The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms" 6/13/1953
    The War of the Worlds 8/26/1953
    Riders to the Stars 1/14/1954
    Killers from Space 1/23/1954
    Gog 6/1/1954
    Them! 6/19/1954
    "20,000 leagues under the Sea" 12/23/1954
    Conquest of Space 4/30/1955
    This Island Earth 6/15/1955
    It Came From Beneath the Sea 7/1/1955
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 2/5/1956
    The Atomic Man 3/4/1956
    1984 3/6/1956
    Forbidden Planet 3/23/1956
    Godzilla 4/27/1956
    Earth vs. the Flying Saucers 7/1/1956
    Kronos 4/1/1957
    Quatermass II 5/24/1957
    The Monster that Challenged the World 6/1/1957
    20 Million Miles to Earth 6/1/1957
    Invasion of the Saucer Men 6/2/1957
    The Monolith Monsters 12/18/1957
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman 5/19/1958
    The Colossus of New York 6/1/1958
    The Space Children 6/1/1958
    It! The Terror from Beyond Space 8/1/1958
    The Blob 9/12/1958
    I Married a Monster from Outer Space 10/1/1958
    The Lost Missile 2/1/1958
    Invisible Invaders 5/15/1959
    Plan 9 from Outer Space 7/22/1959
    Journey to the Center of the Earth 12/16/1959
     
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    That is a very impressive list Boyd. What do you mean on your 'media server'?
     
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    It's really very simple.... just a Mac Mini that runs iTunes 24/7 with home sharing. This can be accessed by my two Apple TV's, two Macs, iPad and even my iPhone. Also directly connected to my stereo system that has speakers in different parts of the house. When I moved here in 2006, there was no cable TV available, so I built up a large library of DVD's. Got tired of messing with physical media about 7 years ago, and "ripped" all my disks. Have downloaded a lot of the more obscure titles from places like archive.org, dailymotion and youtube. Had already ripped all my music from CD's a few years earlier.

    All together, I have about 3500 songs, 750 movies and 600 tv episodes. Even with FIOS now, I still don't have any network or cable TV and continue to grow my own media library.
     
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    I always thought "The Thing From Another World" was the direct influence of "Alien". A group of workers in a remote environment are trapped with a monster they cannot escape. Exactly the same theme. The narrow hallways and film noir look of the Antarctica ice station are very similar to the spaceship in Alien. I don't remember if I read the John Campbell story from 1938 but I understand the 1982 "The Thing" was based on that story. As monsters go, the John Carpenter version was pretty darn scary.

    I saw "Gorgo"when I was 7 years old and had nightmares for years.
     
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    That's great. I do have 11,200 songs imported from CD's and friends. I put them on Itunes.
     
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    Boyd... that IS an impressive list. :)
     
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    There's a fun documentary called "Watch the Skies! Science Fiction, the 1950s and Us" where Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, James Cameron and others discuss their favorite 1950's sci fi films. I have a copy from an old DVD, not sure where you can find it today but it's worth a watch if you can.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0469222/
     
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    which one was like a giant turtle? rodan or gamera
     
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