Posts Tagged ‘bad sci fi’

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Star Wars in-joke

March 11, 2013

I have a new post up on Daily Kos today, which I’ll get around to cross-posting here…but it’s been a busy day. So as I am winding down let me just offer this without comment, and see if Joel gets the joke.

It’s not that subtle.

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Once again, with gators

June 30, 2010

As part of the Firestorm blazing oily hurricane of death theme (it’s either laugh or cry about the Gulf at this point), I see I have been one-upped by xkcd. I should have remembered James Carville! But I was thinking bad sci fi…well, B-movie bad sci fi…well, maybe worse still. This is a high-end treatment.

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You were warned

June 25, 2010

Disclaimer: this is more than a bit tongue in cheek. But after my earlier SyFy-inspired lunacy about Gulf hurricanes and setting Louisiana on fire, I not only continue to see search terms popping up my blog (heh) but the plot thickens. Stories of oily rain.

Mind you, I am skeptical and think it’s probably a spoof, easily faked for a YouTube video and its audience. Maybe I am contributing to one of those silly internet memes. I guess we’ll know in the next year or so, if & when SyFy puts out Firestorm. Or if Louisiana burns…

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Busting a gut

June 16, 2010

Not much to report lately as I strained a muscle, preparing for a painting job at the workplace — what I get for recklessly moving a heavy box. Just trying to rest and manage to get some sleep, which has been difficult.

But I do feel gratified at this search term that found my blog due to the flaming hurricane SyFy bad movie writeup, Firestorm!

what happens if there’s a hurricane and it sucks up the oil spill and the lightening sets it on fire?s,

Yes, someone actually typed that into a search engine. And found me. Well done.

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Blazing calamari of doom

May 31, 2010

We spent today doing nothing much, just the usual hot dogs, hamburgers and marathons of this and that on TV. On a trip to the store for a few groceries we caught sight of a headline on the local paper about the upcoming hurricane season and what effect it could have in the Gulf.

For no apparent reason we spent the next half-hour riffing on it. Hurricanes, huge oil spill, tornadoes, lightning…sounds like the makings of a bad sci-fi/horror movie on SyFy. Sue thought it should be called “Firestorm,” although that’s been done a couple times. Just imagine, a killer hurricane sucking up the BP oil spill and spreading it all over the Gulf coast! Tornadoes and lightning storms setting cities on fire! Oil-covered squid set ablaze by lightning and sent flying by hurricane winds!

Kind of a tossup between Lorenzo Lamas and Dean Cain to star in it, but we never did figure out who the female co-star would be. There has to be one. But it sounds like something they’d do.