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Night of the Comet

The movies on tap last night at the Preserve were a great time for one and all, and as such I feel that I would be remiss in not passing along my hearty recommendations for their viewing. The two films were vastly different, though both enjoyable on their own merit, as is so often the case.
First we saw Night of the Comet, which is a fantastic end-of-the-world type movie that I used to see all the time as the Movie of the Week in the '80s. Hailing not only from the Greatest Decade, but in particular from our favorite year of 1984, it features a host of girls with awesome hair, and a hero in the form of a young Chakotay from Star Trek Voyager (aka Robert Beltran). A comet that is on a 65 million year track past the Earth returns - the first time it wiped out the dinosaurs overnight, and now it wipes out the silly humans! Anyone not inside of a steel structure when the comet passed by turns into an awesome pile of orange dust with their clothes layed out in amusingly perfect human-shape fashion on the dust. Of course you have some zombies, who didn't get all the way dust-ified, and the 'scientists' who are so often the bad guys and sure were here. But never fear, Chakotay is on hand to save the day!
Nothing says follow-up to 80s sci-fi horror like the 1976 motorhead comedy opus of The Gumball Rally, staring Preserve favorites Gary Busey and Raul Julia! It's good fun from minute one to minute 105, and includes a whole host of quotables like "sometimes your best just isn't good enough" (a Preserve by-line) and the toast to internal combustion! While an unlikely pairing, the two choices kept things interesting, and you should be sure to check them out*!
(*Remember we have very dubious taste in movies - you have been warned!)
Posted by charlie on June 28th 2008, 08:46 AM
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