Anything is funnier if it’s in space, hence The Ice Pirates is the Greatest Movie EVER!
This movie contains:
ZOMG ROBOTZ W / SWORDZ LOLZ!!111!!1111
The Disadvantages of Time Travel.
“We’re going to need a bigger chopper…”
Blue Thunder . . . nice.
Chief Brody blows up Dr. Tolian Soran over the skies of L.A.
Excellent dogfight leads to happy ending for all.
Damn son, you just keep coming up with great films to review.
I’m trying to put the podcast back on the right path. As fun as some of the episodes may have been, it was getting a little too mainstream there with shows about Serenity and Van Helsing. Also, I need to do something to make up for reviewing Ultraviolet as the Greatest Movie EVER, which was something of a crime against film in particular and humanity in general.
In the future, look forward to a Mom-cast of Killer Klowns from Outerspace and me attempting to trick Katherine into watching The Devil’s Rejects or Slither.
[i]Killer Klowns[/i] is a nice choice.
The [i]Ice Pirates[/i] episode will make my commute to work much easier to bear.
This movie sounds AWESOME.
I loved ice pirates!
6th grade. I had this friend named Jimmy whose mom was a total religious freak and would not let him watch anything the least bit morally questionable. And one afternoon, for his birthday, she decided to take a bunch of us to the movies and drop us off, rather than chaperon us. So there we were, and the movie we picked? Ice Pirates. And we absolutely loved it. However, when Jimmy’s mom found out that there was a car in the movie that had a giant skull on it, she started to freak out about Satan, which made me love this movie even more.
I love Ice Pirates.
The thing about enjoying Ice Pirates to it’s fullest is that you have to watch it on a crappy Zenith TV while eating KFC.
So back in elementary school I remember being told by kids on recess that I had “space herpes”. Which was confusing since at that age I had no idea what regular herpes (let alone what space herpes) were. Fast forward to tonight where I finally find out where space herpes come from.
Just the other night a herpes medicine commercial came on TV and it reminded me of being told I had space herpes. I asked my wife about this and she looked at me as if I was nuts. So I’m not the only person who hasn’t seen The Ice Pirates at least. 🙂
Unicorn stabbing robot == pure cinematic gold
Hey, you’re looking for movies? How about “Major League”? Or “Innerspace”, that might be a good one. “Mister Mom”? Or…what’s that one movie where the Sun’s going to explode, and there’s this mission to make it not explode, only these guys are trying to sabotage the mission for reasons which are never made clear? And there’s another talking nuclear warhead.
Oh, and: CHERRY 2000, BAY-BEEE!
“…me attempting to trick Katherine into watching The Devil’s Rejects or Slither.”
Crap, why don’t you see if you can get a copy of Night of the Creeps, while you’re at it? Granted, I only think it’s available on VHS.
The movie you’ve described in one of John Carpenter’s early films: Dark Star.
No, I don’t think so; I haven’t seen Dark Star but I think it was played for laughs, and I recall the movie I’m talking about as being DEAD serious.
Dark Star has a talking bomb, but no terrorists. I’m not sure what film you are talking about, but I’ll see if I can’t find it.
Major League and Mr. Mom are a little too mainstream for the podcast, in my opinion. Innerspace is a possibility, although it’s also a little mainstream…
Cherry 2000, on the other hand, is perfect. Knockin’ those robot boots. We could talk about Electric Gonorrhea, the Noisy Killer.
I’m glad Ice Pirates is getting the love it deserves.
Oh, please please please follow through on doing a Flight of the Navigator episode. That was my absolute favorite movie when i was little, and i’d love to wax nogstalic over a review of it.
Not anything is funnier with robots involved. Robot maid anime is not more redeemable than regular ol’ maid anime. In fact, it is probably worse.
That said, not being able to realize that “Motherf’ing” Ice Pirates was a comedy is right up there with Gerald insisting that Commando is supposed to be a comedy as far as being like Hugh Grant is concerned. Which, for the record, does NOT involve sliding. So Sean is wrong, especially because he hates Tango & Cash.
However, Paul likes this movie as well as Buckaroo Banzai, but does not like The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. So Paul is also wrong.
Dan’s theory? That is correct. That everything Joss Whedon does sucks, albeit not nearly as much as his fans? And there is no greater example of this than Firefly/Serenity? Also correct.