Saturday, April 29, 2017

FUTUREWORLD - "Is This You...Or Are You You?" (1976)

It's time for another Saturday Night Special in the party room of The Dungeon!
Even though this movie is from the past, welcome to The Future!

About a month or so ago, we went to "Westworld,"
 and tonight's feature called "Futureworld" was a sequel to that movie!

Dungeon Super-Duper Hero Peter Fonda is investigative reporter Chuck Browning!

Cute as a bug Blythe (To Wong Fu Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar) Danner is TV news commentator Tracy Ballard! Blythe is still working today, and has a movie in post-production called "What They Had!"

"Futureworld" is pretty damn elaborate for what is basically a carnival ride!

This is Command Central. Nothing can go wrong, because there is no human interference! All the workers are androids, including the computer programmers!

I just like this shot of the 'Supply Room'..........

...........And this control panel!! 
There's a lot of eye candy in this movie!

Whereas "Westworld" was a world gone wrong, "Futureworld" is a world full of programmed evil!

The weirdos in the red scrubs come in the middle of the night and take the sedated Chuck and Tracy off into the depths of their laboratories!

The evil "Futureworld" company wants to make clones of Chuck and Tracy, then kill off the originals, because the clones are programmed not to say anything bad about the parent company, kind of like the payola of the 50's and 60's!

Tracy and Chuck, in no uncertain terms, want to agree to this deal!

That's the point where the big elongated almost mandatory chase scene begins!

They take Tracy, and put her in this big dream machine that produced these two pretty cool shots, that I don't know about you, but I'm going to use for wallpaper!

The dream sequence even incorporates Yul Brynner reprising his "Westworld" role as her rescuer and lover! Of course, Chuck is also able to view this dream on a monitor in order to make him feel like a very large piece of shit!

You see that Exit sign over there? That's exactly where this is headed!

In the end, Chuck lets the corporation know exactly how he feels about their way of doing business!

This French poster kills me! The two small Chuck and Tracy figures, and the faceless robot are the only thing that were in the movie! Incredulous!

Still, not even close, this Turkish poster is a little closer to the reality of this fictional tale!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again, Glen Armstrong said it best.....
"Are You A Boy Clone Or A Girl Clone?"

Friday, April 28, 2017

GODZILLA vs. MEGAGUIRUS / Toho Company - 2000

The Big Guy is back, this time, Japan creates an artificial black hole device to trap Godzilla forever, but, a test of the device creates new foes for Godzilla, car-sized dragonflies called Meganula and their queen, Megaguirus!!.. How do you even pronounce that?

Here are a few cool facts we are proud of, here at The Dungeon! - Our Google counter just went over 3 million hits, we have been at this for freakin' 10 years, and, we have 2421 posts with 6596 comments!! Not too bad for two old Monster Dudes!

Anyway, the Japanese military tests their black hole device, mission accomplished, except a strange anomaly is noticed after the explosion... What does it mean?!

Well, the anomaly created an egg from the void. The kid finds it and takes it home. Later, the egg starts breaking up when left in water...

Then, in a scene out of an eighties horror flick, this guy and his girlfriend become food for a big old Meganula terror.

After the tasty meal, the Meganula sheds its skin and becomes an airborne dragonfly!

Godzilla, now on land, notices strange flying insects circling around him, what the Hell?!!

The things attack Big G and cause lots of pain after he toasts a bunch of them with his fiery breath. Our hero barely gets himself out of this mess before searching out Megaguirus.

Megaguirus is capable of hyper flight, its wings move so quickly, it demolishes buildings with sonic sound as it flies through the air! Again, I just love these shots of the destruction, they are so damn beautiful...

After Big G gets knocked out, he finally gets up from his nap and a bunch of junk is stuck to him including a freakin' hot dog stand!

The back and forth battle continues as the two titans duke it out, cool shots!

But that goddamn sonic bug just seems unstoppable...

So, the black hole device falls from a satellite and lands near Godzilla and Megaguirus as they continue to fight it out. After the explosion, the two monsters are gone, but, are they gone for good?!.. Tune in tomorrow as we keep plunking away, here, at The Dungeon!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

THE PINKY LEE SHOW (1950 - 1957)

Got them weenies ready, it's time for another Whack Off Wednesday in The Dungeon!

 Before Soupy Sales or Pee-wee Herman, there was a kraazy kid's TV show host named 
Pinky Lee!

 I know it's really hard to imagine, but when you only got three channels, this was hot shit!

And all the cute little kids in the audience got 'Pinky Pops.' and maybe if they're lucky, they might get a puppy!

They also had science!

And music!

Pinky brings out the very popular Molly Bee to sing "Sitting On Top Of The World," and she was because in 1952, Molly hit #19 on the Billboard charts with her version of "I Saw mommy Kissing Santa Claus!"

In 1967 Molly Bee was in the classic "Hillbillys In A Haunted House" with a completely different look!

Pinky Lee's name at birth was Pincus Leff!

Here's an awesome bit of information I found at the IMDB:
"Plagued by parental complaints that his frenetic kiddie show caused their children to misbehave, NBC toned down Pinky's show by limiting the destruction of property, bad grammar, squirting seltzer water, throwing things, name-calling and other antisocial behavior."
Well, that sure took a lot of the fun out of it!! What a bunch of spoilsports!

But it didn't stop Pinky from sharing the Pinky Pops!

At the end of this particular show, he even got some of the seemingly befuddled parents in the audience into the act!

Pinky Lee was popular enough that he even had his own comic book named after him!
Pinky Lee left us in 1993 at the age of  85 from a heart attack, but his contributions to entertainment history will last forever!

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