With the long awaited Prometheus, Ridley Scott’s much anticipated return to the universe of Alien, finally unleashed on our screens, Mr Jim Moon heads for deepest space to explore the origins of that most seminal movie. Joined on this epic voyage by Mr Lee Medcalf and Mr Darren Barnard of The Black Dog podcast, we explore three similarly seminal movies that are said to have inspired both Scott and screen writer Dan O’Bannon - spaced out cult classic Dark Star (1974), vintage scifi shocker It! The Terror From Beyond Space (1958), and Mario Bava’s interstellar gothic Planet of the Vampires (1965).An awesome podcast brought to its knees by the two idiots of the blackdog ;)
Warning! Contains assorted rambling, swearing, wild speculation, and On The Buses!
Shitty Superhero 2012 #4 - Armless Tiger Man
Hertz was a young German boy working in a factory until his arms got caught in a machine. He lost both of his arms, but learned how to use his teeth and feet in the same manner as his arms. Hertz developed an extreme hatred for machines, and was sent to America by the Gestapo to destroy them. After committing murder, the Angel was set after Armless Tiger Man. The Angel’s chase culminated in a battle at the Johnston Defense Plant, where The Angel defeated Armless Tiger Man and handed him over to the police.
Shitty Superhero 2012 #3 - Long Dong
Ray McFarland has always had self-esteem problems. He was a fourth-stringer on the high school baseball team, cut from the junior varsity bowling team, rejected from the school newspaper and couldn’t get a date to the senior prom. Determined to reinvent himself, Ray spent the summer between high school and college delving into pop culture, immersing himself in whatever was important to people, trying to become more viable in a college conversation. Leaving home in South Carolina for the distant Freese College, with no familiar faces to betray his life as an outcast, Ray was sure this was his big chance to change his life.
Ray already knew which fraternity he’d pledge at Freese: Alpha Chi Rho. It’s where he wanted to be, with the cool kids. When he was invited to a party at their house, he jumped at the opportunity to meet some of the brothers, so they’d remember him next semester when he could pledge. He thought he was doing well, chatting up a couple of the guys, when someone suddenly grabbed and gagged him, then ripped down his pants and slung him over the balcony.
Ending his dreams of being one of the cool kids. Again.
Ray was humiliated even further when some of the laughing partygoers pointed out his humble private part. Trying to figure out where he stood if five inches was indeed average, Ray was measuring himself when the Ax-Cell-Erator exploded.
Now it’s fifteen feet long. And indestructible.