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Jumpin' Asteroids, Rocky!

Menace from Outer Space, like Manhunt in Space, is a film cobbled together from the old Rocky Jones serials.

And gosh, it's swell. Really keen! Right, Rocky?

It has your stock pulp serial figures -- The Hero (Rocky Jones), The Sidekick (Winky), The Professor, The Professor's Hot Daughter, and The Little Kid Who Gets To Come Along Gee Whillikers!

A rocket hits The Professor's lab. It's made of a funky sort of crystal that is powered by friction. Much more powerful than our atomic energy. It came from Jupiter's moon Furnax, which is super-hot and very dense. This logically means that any life there must be made of crystal.

Of course they all head right out, and when they get there, they discover (non-crystal) people, and no mention whatsoever is made of either the extreme heat or the super-density (except for a joke involving a scale -- at the expense of The Professor's Daughter, of course).

Let's be realistic, though. In 1956, nothing would really be hot-and-heavy. Some miscellaneous pulpy things happen. Rocky is a Hero, Winky Sidekicks, The Professor is Smart, The Little Kid Helps Out In Unexpected Ways, and The Professor's Daughter is a pretty tag-along who befriends the wife of the sultan of Furnax.

Your standard fifties sci-fi action reel. You could play Fifties Sci-Fi Tropes Bingo pretty easily with this one. We'd all be winners!


I have a nomination to make.

Turbulence (1997)

"It's Airport 1975 meets Friday the 13th in this thriller at 35,000 feet."

My wife and I watched this a couple nights ago. It was 20 years behind the times--and the movie is 13 years old. Mind you, most of the movie isn't terrible enough, but the villain makes a couple of real goofy remarks. About 30 minutes before the end of the film, he has his foot stuck in a trap door and complains "This is the last time I ever fly this airline!" I can't tell if it's a "Best one liner" or "most inane dialogue" because after watching the entire movie, the response is "no shit!"

Perhaps you might find it more redeeming.
It might have more potential than I thought. It was nominated for two Razzies.

Worst Actress and Worst Reckless Disregard for Human Life and Public Property

Would that latter be "Cutting Butter with a Chainsaw"?

While we're on the subject of the Razzies, how badly do you want to tempt fate by screening Battlefield Earth?

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Nah, B.E. falls into the "too famous for the Smithees" category.
I'll have to look for this. I picked up a copy of the sequel based solely on its name (Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying).