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marathon_four [2014/02/16 12:56] (current)
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 +====== Marathon 4: Attack of the Marathon ======
 +Long weekend; better do another marathon. ​ Once again, we have a theme and that theme is "​Aliens." ​
  
 +Various films have explored what it is to be "​other"​ and we will watch some of the more entertaining examples. There will be no Spielberg.
 +
 +As ever, we have a schedule that we'll pretend to follow. This time, we split the difference of the last two, and are planning to wrap up right at midnight. ​
 +
 +^ Start ^ Title ^ Runtime ^
 +| 11:00 | Howard the Duck                 ​| ​ 111   |
 +| 12:50 | Riverworld ​                     |  175   |
 +|  3:50 | Schlock Grab-bag ​               | ?120?  |
 +|  5:50 | Lost in Space                   ​| ​ 130   |
 +|  8:00 | Alien                           ​| ​ 116   |
 +| 10:00 | Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy |   ​98 ​  |
 +| 11:45 | **Total** ​                   |  **750** ​ |
 +
 +=== Howard the Duck ===
 +Howard the Duck is made from a Marvel comic famous for its nuanced take on nihilism and its inspired satire. This film's director publicly wondered why people hated the film so much, as it was just a silly movie about a talking duck.
 +
 +This was actually Marvel'​s first major theatrical release, so it's no surprise that they waited a decade before dipping toes back into that pool.
 +
 +=== Riverworld ===
 +About a decade ago, SyFy made a pilot for a series based on Phillip Jose Farmer'​s //​Riverworld//​ series. It wasn't very successful, but was released to DVD. This is the remake from a few years later. ​
 +Fun Fact: in the original novels, the protagonist is Richard Burton. The antagonist is Nazi slavers, led by Hermann Göring. //I have no idea why they changed that.//
 +
 +=== Grab Bag! ===
 +In this time slot, I will rummage through the bin, and pull a '​classic'​ film from the bottom.
 +
 +=== Lost in Space ===
 +Spiders. In space. Also time travel, spaceships, a robot, annoying child actors, etc. This hits all the sci-fi tropes, including Gary Oldmann as the villain.
 +
 +=== Alien ===
 +It's right in the title!
 +
 +=== Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy ===
 +Slightly less pornographic than Flesh Gordon. Jane Fonda stars as a space cop who gets her mark. By sexing everything in sight.