Oh Sci Fi original movies, how I love you
Or really, rather, namer of Sci Fi original movies, how I love YOU. I don’t actually ever watch the Sci Fi channel’s original movies, but I take immense delight in their awesome premises and incredibly short, sweet, and to the point literal titles. Check out tonight’s line up of fantasticness:
9:00 AM Pterodactyl
11: 00 AM Savage Planet
1:00 PM Rock Monster
3:00 PM Abominable
7:00 PM Ice Spiders
Notice the bravado of placing Abominable and Yeti back to back. How do they differ? I must know! And I love how it moves in a logical progression. Yeti, Ice Spiders, both cold, both possible, (and probable) killers… And they’re consistent in this attention to detail. Check out next Sunday’s line up:
Caved In: Prehistoric Terror
Marabunta: Terror in Burline Pines
Locusts: The 8th Plague
Crocodile 2: Death Roll
Again, Black Swarm, Locusts, and Locusts: The 8th Plague all in one run? FANTASTIC. (Although I should mention that not all of those actually are Sci-Fi original movies. But the fact that they’ll put their movies up against other movies WITH THE SAME NAME? Genius. I love them.)
And Anonymous Rex? Best title ever. It gives Chupacabra: Dark Seas (otherwise known as Chupacabra on a Boat here in Casa de Snell, and Chupacabra Terror when it came out on video) a run for it’s money. AND OH MY GOODNESS, HOW AM I NOT WATCHING THIS SHOW? “A detective series featuring a velociraptor PI and a secret society of dinosaurs disguised as humans.” With Faye Dunaway and Issac Hayes and Daniel Baldwin. Seriously? I feel like I’ve won some kind of bizarre lottery.
Oh Sci-Fi, you do my heart good.
You left out one of my favorites: Mansquito
I only mention this because we are friends I know you won’t hold this against me (for very long). We actually own a copy of Savage Planet and it is truly as bad as you think it might be. It would be a wonderful Mystery Science Theatre spoof. It’s super bad and not is a bad is good kind of way!!!
Oh Mansquito, the true jewel in the crown.
Jessica, that just raises you in my esteem. 🙂
Don’t worry Jess, we own plenty of horrible movies, like Hawk the Slayer
KRAKEN: TENTACLES OF THE DEEP is on tonight, and it reminded me of this post 🙂