Oh, you just gotta love this, my friends. A series of Star Trek-themed spoofs on those annoying inspirational posters in your boss’s office.
The debate is raging—could the U.S.S. Enterprise destroy the Death Star? Tree, tell ’em they’re crazy to even ask . . .
I’m sure I don’t have to tell Tree about this. It’s a show on the History Channel about the influence “Star Trek” had on the development of gadgets such as computers and cell phones. I haven’t seen the entire show, but I caught part of it the other night. He talked about a primitive computer people could order and put together. It was called Altair (after the Altair system, but you knew that), and did absolutely nothing except blink some lights. It did, however, get the attention of unknown computer geeks like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, who used Altair as a starting point to developing a practical home computer.
There’s AMC’s Monsterfest, an entire week of scary movies, Oct. 23-31, including: Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, Village of the Damned, Dracula, Friday the 13th and Halloween movies, The Devil’s Rain, Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte, Hellraiser, Exorcist III and a bunch of others.
Turner Classic Movies will show thirty-nine Alfred Hitchcock films from Oct. 24-30. They’re also showing Nosferatu, The Unknown and The Haunting. The big can’t-miss here is London After Midnight. Thought to be lost for good, this Lon Chaney vampire flick has been reconstructed entirely from stills and will be shown for the first time in 50 years in any format.
The Independent Film Channel has the Indie Screams weekend with Suspiria, Inferno and Deep Red by Dario Argento, and Black Sunday, Bay of Blood and Baron Blood by Mario Bava. Black Sunday is the film with the wicked opening scene of a witch getting a spiked mask hammered onto her face. IFC will also be showing The Wicker Man on Oct. 29 (don’t miss this one!).
Shatner alert: Our ol’ buddy Bill takes on satanist Ernest Borgnine in The Devil’s Rain. Also, you probably already knew that Halloween villain Michael Myers wears a modified Captain Kirk mask. No wonder he’s my favorite movie bad guy.
I don’t get premium movie channels, so I didn’t check those. If you know of any other good movies on this month, by all means let us know.
Here’s Wikipedia’s article on horror film.
That got your attention, didn’t it? Here’s a funny blog dedicated to Shatner and his anatomy.