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Demon Seed

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 87 “Demon Seed”

Cody, Robert, and Nat are witnesses to Julie Christie being assaulted by a house in 1977’s DEMON SEED. Based on a Dean Koontz novel, DEMON SEED finds Susan Harris (Julie Christie) terrorized in her automated house by the sentient artificial intelligence Proteus IV (voiced by Robert Vaughn) which has been invented by her husband (Fritz …

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Vincent Price

Still Watching the Skies: 2021 Halloween Bonus “Vincent Price”

Robert, Nat, and Cody join for a triple feature of Vincent Price including THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS, THE TINGLER, and THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH. Will they conclude that the Price is right or is there something more nefarious brewing? Vincent Price (1911 – 1993) was an heir to one of the oldest families …

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Real Genius

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 86 “Real Genius”

Nat, Cody, and Robert are joined by Kyle Fahrner to see Val Kilmer’s star on the ascent in Martha Coolidge’s REAL GENIUS from 1985. Fifteen year old Mitch (Gabriel Jarrett) is recruited by a-hole professor Jerry Hathaway (William Atherton) to a California tech college with designs on developing a workable laser for nefarious purposes. Fortunately …

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Invaders from Mars

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 85 “Invaders from Mars”

Robert, Nat, and Cody are joined by Jim Laczkowski for a double dose of childhood nightmare fuel with 1953’s INVADERS FROM MARS and 1986’s INVADERS FROM MARS. A young boy witnesses a flying saucer land late at night. He wakes up to an alien invasion in which adult authority figures are being taken over one …

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Mission to Mars

Still Watching the Skies: Episode 84 “Mission to Mars”

Cody, Robert, and Nat go on a shorter space odyssey with Brian DePalma’s MISSION TO MARS.   When an expedition to Mars encounters something ancient, a disaster ensues and a rescue mission is mounted. It’s an old school, high concept, star driven vehicle from right before Hollywood took a turn toward IP driven franchises. You …

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Michael Crichton

Still Watching the Skies: 2021 Summer Bonus “Michael Crichton”

Nat, Cody, and Robert take time off from our beach reading to bring you a special bonus episode focusing on three films directed by Michael Crichton from the 1970s; Pursuit, Coma, and The Great Train Robbery. Crichton wrote the source material for two of the films and adapted the screenplay for another, so they clearly …

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