9/25/2009

We present this week's Sci-Fi news and opinions. True or False?

  • A movie based on the He-Man and the Masters of the Universe toy line is finally being developed. This new explosion of toy-to-movie franchises from the 80s will finally help justify the hours we spent playing with dolls.
  • The popular sci-fi movie "District 9" portrays Nigerians almost exclusively as lower-class gangsters with a penchant for cannibalism. Add this to their already poor reputation as email scammers and they have a major image problem. The new tourist campaign "Nigeria: Good People, Great Nation" probably won't change anyone's mind on the country.
    ODDMAKERS: Odds this will anger Americans who already think they already have a lock on the term "great nation".
  • Dick Durock passed away at the age of 72. The actor, best known for his role as "Swamp Thing" in the movies and television series, will always be remembered as one of the greatest B-Movie sci-fi actors of all time.
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2 comments:

Mauricem said...

1. FALSE That time will never be had back, but forgetting Dolph Lundgren in a leather top will make it worth it.
2. TRUE Since I know nothing about Nigeria besides SPAM, there's only one way to go. Up. 3%
3. FALSE

Monkey Migraine said...

1. False. Agreed, not justify. We were still geeks playing with Transformers, no matter how cool the movies were.
2. True, although I have to see the movie to pass judgment. But it doesn't sound good. Yet I know that the filmmaker originally created it to bring a South African perspective into sci-fi movies. Kinda sad it turned out this way.
3. False. Bruce Campbell is one of the greatest B-movie actors ever made. I can't think of anything else Dick Durock has done.

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