Battlefield Earth Writer Apologizes, He Knows It Sucks

battlefield earthBattlefield Earth was voted the worst movie of the decade by The Razzies a few weeks ago which, I suppose, also makes it the worst sci-fi movie of the decade. In fact it’s so bad, that the movie’s writer has decided to apologize.

In an article posted with the NY Post, screenwriter J.D. Shapiro says:

Let me start by apologizing to anyone who went to see “Battlefield Earth.” It wasn’t as I intended — promise. No one sets out to make a train wreck. Actually, comparing it to a train wreck isn’t really fair to train wrecks, because people actually want to watch those.

He blames his involvement in the film on his libido, which led him to the Church of Scientology looking for chicks. But he never actually became a Scientologist and actually, seems to blame them for ruining his script.

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Battlestar Galactica Says Goodbye: Reasons We’ll Miss It

Tonight we said goodbye to the most significant science fiction series on television. Great sci-fi like this only seems to come around one or twice a decade. It won’t be easily replaced now that it’s gone.

The finale wasn’t perfect, but it was an amazing way to say goodbye to the characters who have, if you’ve had the good sense to be watching, so deeply impacted all of our lives. For a detailed recap of the finale, go here. I’m not here to rehash it, I’m here to eulogize it, to laud it, to celebrate one of the greatest things ever to grace your television, and remember all the wonderful ways in which we’ll miss it. BSG is gone and there’s no replacing it.

We’ll miss… drinks with Adama and Tigh. Sure Starbuck could really knock them back but when Adama and Tigh got together to hash something out over a bottle of scotch it was an event. Their late night drink sessions were symbols of what it really means to be a man. Their friendship was unbreakable and in those rare times when it seemed about to break nothing cured it like a bottle full of sweet nectar, maybe take a few swings at each other, and then spend a night passed out on the floor. If you’re a real man, then grab a bottle of whiskey and guzzle it down in honor of Admiral William Adama and Colonel Saul Tigh.


If You Can’t Find Enough Wall-E Toys, Blame Speed Racer

nullThis story title doesn’t even make sense does it? How can some craptacular movie like Speed Racer even begin to affect the amount of Wall-E Toys? At last week’s Licensing International Expo, Andy Mooney, chairman of Disney Consumer Products, discussed how stores had to make a choice on what to stock and they mostly gambled on Speed Racer. I sometimes question the intelligence of idiot execs at Wal-Mart, Target, and the like. Who in their damn right mind would have thought Speed Racer would be a success? It looked like blue screen shit from the get go.  These short sighted middle managers actually made the decision based on another Disney-Pixar film, Cars. While mediocre compared to other Pixar films, Cars has raked in the merchandising dough to a ridiculous amount. The merchandising bonanza is also the sole reason Cars 2 is in production before we get a sequel to The Incredibles if we ever do!

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