Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Here are three picks that NEED to be DVD. One isn't, nor ever has been available on video in THE USA!
Okay, not an alien show, but a conspiracy show. I figure it applies here to be sure, as the theme has been done with aliens before it. In the same vein as NOWHERE MAN, which thankfully is available on DVD, and highly recommended.
This show didn't last, but like Lone Gunmen, Nowhere Man, Millennium, and other shows which had promise, and were worthy of continuation were cancelled. So give us this show on DVD please, and if anybody knows where to download it, please let us in.
STARCROSSED / STARCROSS
This strange movie starring James Spader, and the now missing in action actress, Belinda Bauer
was a unique alien chase TV flick, that for some reason has stuck with me all these years. Of the same production value as Invaders below, this film, which is like STARMAN, has always haunted me for some reason, and I'd like to see it again. Never available on video in the USA, for some reason (another conspiracy.) Men in Black chase Bauer around, who turns out to be an alien like Jeff Bridges in Starman. Some car chases, violence, but essentially an alien-romance story.
Yes here we are again, and still no INVADERS on DVD. Available currently used, quite cheaply at Amazon.com.
Its movies like these when they aren't available on DVD or even on video at all, I'd like to encourage piracy. I don't have the technical means, but I say again, if these fucking studios can't produce stuff that people will buy from them on DVD, then screw them. By not making it available encourages downloading and piracy, keep it up assholes, and people will come up with their own new video format.
Put these on DVDs you greedy scum, or we'll keep uploading, downloading and Youtubing them, until you're out of business, so stop complaining about bad ticket sales, and put something good on DVD.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Click here to get to his V Alien page.
Over at X-Entertainment, a serious doll-collector has a fully illustrated feature on the original "V Enemy Visitor" Doll, complete with moving graphics, and flicking reptile tongue.
"I'm firmly certain that dolls were conceptualized millions of years ago only to ensure the creation of the Enemy Visitor. This was God's work. God loved V."
This guy(or girl) claims that the inspiration for the Dolls feature is all because of the V Enemy Visitor Doll. Okay, well, anyway, its got some nice crystal clear photos of the doll and all its unique attributes.
As I reported earlier about the Julie Parish doll from South America, I tried to get the ebay seller to provide better photos, and he met halfway, I guess he doesn't know what 'clear' and 'blurry' means.
He relisted the item, now with a new photo of Julie's head.
They say pictures are worth a thousand words. It appears that Julie is a rather cheap generic cupie-type doll, with nothing more than a new "V" package and outfit. (But she does come with a gun.) This V Doll is certainly not worth the hundred dollars he's asking for it, and we'd all be better served if R.G. Potter made the entire cast of V in figures that are half the quality of his original custom V Enemy Visitor.
But, I suppose its worth noting the existence of this doll, and it offers the question, Is there a Mike Donovan doll as well? And does he look like Howdy Doody with a pistol?
Speaking of Mike Donovan and his pistol, I managed to find these rarities on ebay as well. One looks to be a cheapo knockoff, and the other a cheapo-original "Mike Donovan" V Pistol. The "In-V-ader" logo is a nice cheesy touch, don't you think? I actually used to have the Coibel 'Walther PPK' below, as it came in a "James Bond oo7" kit, without the fake alien trigger guard you see on this one. I imagine this Mike Donovan pistol is a prime collectible as I have never actually seen one before.
Anyway, enjoy the pics and links, there's always new old V stuff turning up, that somehow existed back then even though we V Fans never actually saw them anywhere. (Mostly because for some reason South America had crap-loads of V Merchandise, lucky bastards.
Ebay, the internet's home of snake-oil salesman, con artists and rip-offs, never ceases to amaze me. People will sell anything (and perhaps buy anything.)
This item reminds me of the 'zombie dust' I once saw on there. Someone was selling 'bags of spells.' Basically ziploc bags with sawdust, which supposedly are used for spells.
As always, get them, before they disappear.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Roddy Piper gets interviewed at HorrorHound Weekend.
Roddy Piper comes out of the closet... he finally admits he's a lesbian.
One crazed interview.
He sings weird stuff, the Sound of Music, talks about even crazier stuff, like puking up goldfish, surgery, cancer, steroids, Heineken bottles are different than Miller...some witty stuff. Yes he talks "THEY LIVE" around 17:55. Later, the "G.I.Joe" action figure, and more incoherent tangents.
Roddy Piper has got to be a blast to hang out with, you can't help but love the guy, no matter how crazy he is.
It is not clear if he's drunk during this interview or whether this is the usual crazed Roddy Piper. Perhaps one too many bottles to the head.
This podcast is a good time, check it out.
Monday, December 17, 2007
"Anyone remember the series based on "V"? I think this would be a similarly steaming pile of anti-awesome."
Wow. What might this have to do with my Alien Resistance blog? Besides the fact that I hate Star Trek (well, every series but the one with Shatner) and think that this jackass wasn't worth paying to act on that show? He's an arrogant little shitcock who somehow believes that a "They Live" TV series 'won't work.'
Yes, well, we're glad to know what you believe, fruitboy. He is seriously out of touch with what kind of crap that's been on TV lately, not to mention, he looks to be stuck in some sort of self-imagined blog-fame. He's decided to let us know that it won't work in his comments @ http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/07/25/could-they-live-become-a-tv-series/#c6121734
Well, I'm sorry to tell you there Gordy, but perhaps its time you graduated from your total dorkhood, and dickheadhood, and got over yourself. Perhaps you should wait until you watch at least one episode before you make your immature decrees and proclaimations.
Most certainly, if John Carpenter does decide to do a They Live TV series, with Roddy Piper, who is a better actor than you could ever hope to be (and that's not saying much), not to mention, you smarmy jerk, Piper became a cult-icon, the dude's a freaking "G.I.Joe" now...
...but seriously, we will all thank Mr. Carpenter, and God, for not casting you in it.
Listen, Wesley, perhaps you don't understand why people LOVE They Live, and V.
Here's what Wil had to say about it:
"I don't see how this could possibly work as a TV series. The movie itself is about 20 minutes of really good story wrapped in hilariously awful 80s action movie filler.
Anyone remember the series based on "V"? I think this would be a similarly steaming pile of anti-awesome."
I guess you're entitled to your worthless opinions there Wesley, but its a Bad idea there Wil to piss off Sci-Fi fans, and let them in on that Hollywood love of yours. Its clear to us how you must view yourself judging from your narcissistic blog, and how cool you think you are. Guess what Gordy, there's an audience for both a V and a They Live series. And as in the RETURN OF THE X-FILES, there will be room for the return of Joe Nada, and Mike Donovan. Nobody is looking for a return of Wesley Crusher, I can honestly guarantee you that, and as for the rest of your washed up career, all I can say is... sorry it didn't work out for you there, it seems its turned into a steaming pile of ANTI-AWESOME. We gather from the popularity of your worthless character on Star Trek, and how many appearances(or lack of) in the Next Generation films, that you truly were the star. Perhaps because of your attitude, you excelled in being useless. You're not JUST A GEEK, you're a jackass. You're as good a critic as you are an actor, and anyone who browses your Star Trek reviews (even though I hated the Next Generation) can see just how much of a prick you are.
Oh, and hey Wil-Fucking-Wheaton, notice I didn't link to your worthless blog, howabout a link for SHATNERVISION instead?
Did you notice Wil, that's Shatner up there being honored, not YOU?
Dean Haglund on his podcast while speaking about the new X-Files Movie Sequel, alludes to something of a possibility of the 'return of the Lone Gunmen.' What might he be saying here, and why is he keeping it a secret?
Check out the podcast... http://digitalphotography.podango.com/podcast_episode/1047/54373/From_the_Heart_of_Hollywood/From_the_Heart_of_Hollywood_29
(While I am still looking for an original MP3 Link...) If you can find yourself a copy of SECURITY by Peter Gabriel, pay attention to the song called: The Rhythm of the Heat. It closely resembles the V Final Battle Theme...only it has vocals/lyrics. Strange... None of the 'covers' or remakes of the original song by other bands quite come close to the closeness of Peter Gabriel's version to the V Final Battle Theme.... Anyway, if anything, somebody out there will find it interesting so check it out for yourself.
Monday, December 10, 2007
If only they could make a "They Live" movie, where you go into the theater, they hand out what look like 3-D glasses, and when you put them on to look at the screen, certain characters in the movie turn to aliens, and when you take them off they're normal again... yeah, heh heh, not going to happen.
I sure wish somebody would come out with an exact replica of these glasses, the Roddy Piper fan versions aren't quite the same.
Sunday, December 9, 2007
I can't see the doll very well with his blurry pictures, but it might not be unheard-of or impossible that this was made, as South America seems to have churned out the V merchandise while we here in the States got little more than a reptilian lizard man doll and a few books.
Friday, November 30, 2007
I found it. Well, I've had it, but, I found it for you, a site where you can download it.
Thank this blogger personally from me, as soon as you download it.
(You must download all three parts, and then nab a comic viewer somewhere, maybe I'll post a link later, I just wanted to get this out there)
Thursday, November 29, 2007
If I do, and anybody happens to be paying attention, should I also change the name of the Blog, to "The Resistance" and go with that? I am seriously hyped to rant about the SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES when it airs in January, so I am really considering it. Let me know if you're alive out there...
Okay, when I heard the X-Files movie wasn't going to be about aliens, I just said to myself, that's cool, it will be interesting anyway. They're actually talking about having Frank Black(Lance Henriksen) in it so I am doubly interested.
But then I read this.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg need to be taken to rehab. Enough with the aliens. Chris Carter should sue their asses over this. Indiana Jones goes to Area 51, and now aliens are going to show up in some half-ass remake of the LAST CRUSADE, sitting over a crystal skull in some temple?
Hey, man, I love B movies. I love BBBBAd movies. I love movies about alien invasions and the X-Files and you know all about it, but isn't Indiana Jones about supernatural artifacts and battling Nazis? Not freaking alien artifacts and KGB Agents.
First we saw the distortion of Star Wars with the "Special Editions," then we saw the dawn of JarJar Binks. Then we watched in horror as Darth Vader howled like Frankenstein. We also saw the Spielbergification of Philip K. Dick's Minority Report, and if we hadn't had the last of Xenu, it was then that Tom Cruise reared his ugly head once again in the most worthless movie since Phantom Menace, WAR OF THE WORLDS.
Perhaps Lucass and Schpielberg have become scientologists, maybe this would explain all this idiocy. Perhaps they were abducted back in 1994 by aliens, and replace with humanoid replicants, or worse, alien shapeshifters.
I have no answers for this madness. This most recent rumor-article wasn't the first I've heard about Aliens, in the most rediculously titles, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls." More aptly titled, "Indiana Jones and the Curse of George Lucas."
These guys are really getting on my nerves. E.T. shows up in the Phantom Menace, and now freakin' INDIANA JONES. Maybe Lucas is up there at Skywalker Ranch doing hyper-doses of crystal meth, and coming up with this shit. The absurdity never ends with these guys now.
Monday, November 26, 2007
The preview issue of the NEW Bucakroo Banzai comic IS HERE!
AND all three issues of the color new mini series
ARE FINALLY HERE TOO!
A BRAND NEW STORY by Banzai creator Mac Rauch!
Click here to get them!
Watch this page for news on our NEW Banzai mini series,
OF HUNAN BONDAGE which is a prequel to the film!
- also written by Mac of course!
This time with art by "Superman Returns" storyboard artist Chewie!
AND we also have a special oversize one-shot
WILD ASSES OF THE KUSH,
also written by Mac with art by Paul Hanley!
AND, in Dec '07, there will be a new Banzai comic story
A CHRISTMAS CORRALL in the Moonstone Holiday Special,
also written by Mac and drawn by Ken Wolak!
One of the biggest Taser representatives outside the US base has declared the company's intention to produce and sell internationally a small airborne drone version of the weapon that can administer electrical jolts of 50,000 volts.
Antoine di Zazzo has told the AFP that his French company is "developing a mini-flying saucer like drone which could also fire Taser stun rounds on criminal suspects or rioting crowds. He expects it to be launched next year and to be sold internationally by Taser."
The idea conjures up memories of the flying saucer spy drones from the 1988 dystopian cult classic movie They Live. The opening of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty Four also features the idea of police flying overhead and snooping into homes. Now this nightmare vision is set to become reality.
With 250,000 Taser stun guns in use all over the world from North America, Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand, to name just a few of 70 or so countries, it hardly takes a stretch of the imagination to foresee the take up of Taser's airborne drones.
In addition we have also seen moves by police forces around the world to test and use flying drones. Most recently controversy was raised after it was discovered that Houston police have been secretly testing spy drones that use a high-powered cameras designed to look into buildings or even follow people in moving cars.
Taser has been mired in controversy, since the wide uptake of its stun guns by police forces, due to the level of pain the devices inflict and the amount of deaths that have occurred after their use. Last week a perfectly healthy 20 year old man died in police custody after being shocked with a taser. Another 36-year-old man died Saturday five days after an altercation with police who used a Taser to subdue him. Last month a Polish man was killed at Vancouver airport after being stunned up to 4 times.
Further questions have been raised over more frequent police use of tasers. The guns are supposed to be the last response before lethal action, however, we have increasingly reported cases where police use them without warning and in non threatening situations.
Amnesty International has said there have been about 300 deaths around the world after Taser use and has called for it to be suspended while a full investigation into the impact is conducted.
On Friday, a UN Committee said the stun gun "causes acute pain, constituting a form of torture".
Despite this Antoine di Zazzo of Taser International says that no death has been attributed to the use of the gun and that the controversy is caused by misunderstanding of new technology.
When asked about the UN verdict on the weapons di Zazzo replied "You cannot call it real pain," and added that far from causing death, the gun "saves lives".
How long will it be before small flying saucer drones are zipping around our cities zapping people in order to "save lives"?
Sunday, November 18, 2007
There will be no aliens this time, but hell, I'll go see Scully and Mulder again, even if they're investigating Mothman!
There's nothing like seeing another episode of the X-Files, as most if not all were excellent TV Viewing.
The film will see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their famous roles as alien-hunting FBI agents Mulder and Scully. Series creator Chris Carter will direct the as-yet unnamed film when production begins in Vancouver, Canada. Fox also announced the sequel will be released on 25 July 2008 in the US.
The script, written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz - who also co-wrote the first X-Files movie - is being kept a close secret. All that is being revealed is that it is a "supernatural thriller" and will develop the complicated relationship between Mulder and Scully.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I just checked AMAZON and now its been delayed until JANUARY!
First it was delayed to November, then December, and now January?
I am starting to think the 'Second Generation' has been hijacked by its possible political content, perhaps there's an 'election' in it, and perhaps its too controversial for some assholes in power right now...or...its just a really bad book, not even worth reading the introduction.
I thought this was funny, from Amazon comments:
"Consider this an interesting rumour for the moment, but in the latest edition of "Empire" magazine, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper drops an interesting little tidbit that John Carpenter is in talks with the Sci Fi network to turn his cult classic 1988 flick "They Live" into a regular series on the channel.
It wouldn't be the first time Sci Fi have run with a concept like this, they managed to turn "The Dead Zone" into a long running show, and after dropping a line to Piper's representatives, they let us know that he would definitely be involved with any small screen effort that goes ahead - now if only they can get the "Hell Comes To Frogtown" 6 hour mini-series up & running..."
More on this possible news:
Could They Live become a TV series?http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/07/25/could-they-live-become-a-tv-series/
Posted Jul 25th 2007 3:03PM by Adam Finley
Unfortunately, that's all we know, and it doesn't look as if the interview is on Empire's Web site. Nevertheless, I think this could be a really cool idea. They Live was a lot of fun in a campy, B-style sort of way, and its not-so-subtle plot of aliens trying to control mankind through subliminal methods is something that could be easily fleshed out into a full series. In the film, Piper's character, John Nada, finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the various subliminal messages broadcast across the city: OBEY, CONSUME, etc.
Besides some great dialogue ("I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum" and "you look like your face fell in the cheese dip back in 1957") the film is also infamous for a fight sequence that goes on for so long it becomes ludicrous. Here's my idea: have at least one episode each season that consists of nothing but a single fight that last the entire length of the episode. I would totally watch that.
Friday, November 9, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
There's some images here: http://www.theinvaders.co.uk/miniseries/
...but not much real serious info that I can find about this old miniseries.
Earth has been besieged by clever aliens who, after inhabiting a human body, become an environmentalist's worst nightmare: they live off carbon monoxide, smoke incessantly, love car fumes, and even murder ecologists. Nolan, a handsome, strapping everyman, has just been released from prison, but is soon framed for the murder of a doctor who was aware of the aliens' presence. Nolan teams up with the dead medic's fiancee to investigate the matter. Together, they are in a race against time, with David's life -- and Earth's future -- at stake.
Originally broadcast on the Fox Network on Nov. 12 and 14, 1995.
Additional cast: Mario Yedidia, Jack Kehler, Lindsey Ginter, J. Marvin Campbell.
Produced in association with Papazian-Hirsch Entertainment.
Actor Roy Thinnes, who starred in the original TV show "The Invaders", reprises his role as David Vincent.
Still not available in REGION ONE DVD... and now only apparently an OOP 80 dollar Region 2 is even remotely available...
MOVIEGOODS appears to have some expensive posters left for sale on their site though.
...still looking for a decent download, dvd, or digital version...any ideas?
Magnum PI had a Tiger's Hat, and an army belt. Macgyver had an Avirex jacket and a Calgary Flames Hat. Indiana Jones had a Fedora and a whip.
Mike Donovan had a Dodgers Hat and "Roper Gloves."
That is correct, the only form of this glove I've seen anywhere is linked above, and I did get me a pair from this company. Marc Singer can be seen in many episodes wearing the tan one-button snap roper gloves that are almost a vintage style these days. Macgyver was also seen wearing these as well. You will not find them anywhere for under 40 dollars, here's why: these are high quality long-lasting gloves, not cheap garden gloves. Mainly once used by ranchers ("cattle roping gloves"), now replaced by all sorts of new fangled looking 'hi-tec' Carhart type crap. I bought these same ones on Amazon from the above link, and yes they are good quality and will probably last a long time, and very comfortable. They are also custom sized, and not made in CHINA so far as I know. They are good quality, and the closest thing to Donovan's gloves. The only real difference, which is almost hard to even really tell by watching the show, is on the inside palm of the glove, reinforced stitching. Get the "Tan" style, and measure your palm across and all the way around with a tape measure. With a little help from do-it-yourself 'distressing' of the leather, you got a virtual replica of the "Mike Donovan Gloves." See this site for help on distressed style:
Basically, I mixed up some rubbing alcohol with liquid shoe polishes, black and brown, and you'll get a darker color, while the alcohol helps to age and wrinkle it a little bit. Once your tan roper gloves are 'distressed' you'll have a pair that looks almost identical to Marc Singer's. Have fun!
Yup, that's right. In 1989 a japanese manga version of the television series V by Kenneth Johnson was done, supervised by: Go Nagai, painting: Yasuda TATSU
- 「悪魔の来訪者～Visitor～」（上巻） 勁文社 "Visitors to the Visitor to the devil" (上巻) 勁文Inc.
- 「勝利～Victory～への道」（下巻）勁文社 "Victory to the road to victory" (下巻)勁文Inc.
Rough translations of the descriptions on these pages through internet translators are:
One day suddenly, the huge UFO each of the earth's cities emerged. The whole world into a vortex of terror involving alien is a surprisingly friendly message to send.Visitor commander in chief John is a global conference to the UN Secretary General and hope. Tumultuous conference stepped onto the visitor figure of the human itself. Visitor and community life starts in a competent scientist who disappeared, and military functions and paralysis.They visitor to distrust held microphone, unaccompanied infiltrated the UFO mother ship.
上巻 １９８９年 ２月１０日発行 ＜悪夢の来訪者＞ 上巻February 10, 1989 issued
下巻 １９８９年 ２月１０日発行 ＜勝利への道＞ 下巻February 10, 1989 issued
勁文社刊 勁文's publication
" Kenneth Johnson of the American TV program is a dynamic professional KOMIKARAIZU.
Supervising editor / Go Nagai, painting / Yasuda TATSU.
Young biologist Julie ... The enemy commander of Diana's is a dynamite woman like a whip and torture is becoming MECHA. ビジターとの子供を生むロビンがぶちゃいくで，やはり「宇宙人の好みって変なの」って思った記憶あり。 Visitor Robin and the children are spotted YAIKUDE produce the same "space tastes so weird," I thought and memory.
| 上巻 「悪魔の来訪者～Visitor～」 上巻 "visitors to the Visitor to the devil" |
突然世界中の大都市の上空に現れたＵＦＯ。 In major cities around the world suddenly appeared in the sky over the UFO. その目的は友好という‥‥宇宙からのビジターたちはマスコミをうまく利用し，地球にとけこもうとする。 The purpose is a friendly ............................. visitor from outer space who is the media to take advantage of the earth and TOKEKOMOU. 報道カメラマン，マイク・ドノバンはビジターたちを調べてるうちに，彼らのおそるべき正体と目的を知る‥‥。 Press photographer, Mike Donovan is a visitor who check you out, their identity and purpose OSORUBEKI know .............................. マイクと同じく周囲で異変に遭遇した人達は，ビジターに対抗するレジスタンスを組織する。 Mike catastrophe around the same people who encounter the visitor to counter resistance to the organization.
| 下巻 「勝利～Victory～への道」 下巻 "Victory to the road to victory" |
ビジターの目的は水資源だけでなく，政府ほか社会の要人を洗脳し，人間たちを飼い慣らし，食料として従属させることであった。 Visitor's goal is to water resources, as well as other government social dignitaries to brainwash the people to飼I慣RASHI, food as a subordinate that. レジスタンスたちは，ビジターに致命的なバクテリアの培養に成功した。 Resistance of the visitor fatal bacterial culture of success. 人類はおそるべきビジターに勝利することができるのか!? Mankind has OSORUBEKI visitor can win! ?
Some of Go Nagai's more recent anime projects have been Shin Getter Robo, Devilman Lady TV and Amon: The Apocalypse of Devilman. He is also putting out more manga now than ever.