Aim for the Nerve Cluster!

Get ready to abuse some innocent fishmen, because ARENA is the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the movie cover or the title above to download our review of the film, featuring Sean “Hollywood” Hunting.

Review in a Nutshell:  Did you see that guy just punch that giant rubber space lizard in the face?  Did you?  BECAUSE I SURE DID!


  1. Vinylhazard says:

    Zomg! It is about fracking time! I love this movie ever since I saw a bad recording of it in my Dad’s VHS collection!

  2. gooberzilla says:

    Yeah, availability is a strong consideration with me before I review something, even something as fun as Arena. If there’s no legit way to watch it, it’s hard for me to recommend it to people. Thankfully, Netflix’s streaming service has saved the day again.

  3. Edmund says:

    Just because I think its funny I’m going to comment without having listened to the podcast yet again. But I love this flick! It’s Sci-Fi meets the tournament film, outer space kumite!

  4. Eduardo M. says:

    Quark is not the only Star Trek actor running around this movie. Rogar is played by the same guy who played Gul Dukat in DS9. Shorty is played by Hamilton Camp, who played a ferengi named Leck in a couple of DS9 episodes. Camp was also Launchpad McQuack on Ducktales

  5. Nekozuki85 says:

    Wasn’t this movie already reviewed? Wasn’t Flash Gorden reviewed twice?

  6. vichussmith says:

    Boy, Paul, it sure must be cramped in that Mos Eisley CANTEEN. How do all those aliens fit in there?

  7. gooberzilla says:

    I knew someone was going to give me grief for that. I actually recorded myself correctly saying “cantina” afterwards, but it didn’t flow as well in the editing, so I left the mispronunciation in.

    And no, Arena was not reviewed already and Flash Gordon was only reviewed once. I’m convinced people must imagine that I’ve covered certain films that I haven’t covered yet, because I sometimes get compliments for reviewing movies I haven’t featured yet.

  8. Eduardo M. says:

    sounds like there’s some timey-wimey business going on.

    to the TARDIS!!!!

  9. Firest says:

    I’ve never seen this one, but like other movies you’ve reviewed that I’d never seen, now I want to hunt down a copy.

  10. Edmund says:

    Nice Doctor Who shout out Eduardo!

  11. Eduardo M. says:

    I’m a HUGE Who-fan Edmund. Maybe Goob and I should do a podcast on the TV movie.

  12. Edmund says:


    Make it happen Paul, you can get it through Netflix, not through instant watch though!

  13. gooberzilla says:

    I don’t watch Doctor Who. That is one threshold of nerd-dom that I refuse to cross.

  14. vichussmith says:

    Question: WHY?

  15. Eduardo M. says:

    poor Paul. You have no idea what you are missing.

  16. gooberzilla says:

    No, I know what I’m missing. I just don’t care. USF’s public access TV station used to play episodes of Dr. Who all the time, and then as now I would be grinding my teeth, waiting for Red Dwarf to come on. Dr. Who has never sparked my interest. I don’t care if Neil Gaiman’s writing it. It’s not for me.

  17. Eduardo M. says:

    So does this mean you don’t want a jelly baby?

  18. TalonG4 says:

    Before I listened to this podcast and just saw the movie poster, I thought, “Is this that movie I remember seeing at the local mom and pop video store in their awesome sci-fi section that I never had the courage to rent?” And after listening to the podcast, I found out it was! I think I’ll check out netflix streaming just so I can watch this and put away that old regret.

  19. vichussmith says:

    Fair, enough, Paul, but that was YEARS ago. Yes, there’s still a time lord and a police box and all that, but it’s “Under New Management” Does that not count for anything? I saw a brief glimpse of the first Doctor Who series when Sci-fi was still Sci-fi. It looked odd to me, but when the new series came around, I gave it a go.

  20. Onikuno says:

    I recently watched this on Netflix. I have to say it did nothing for me. The problem was that it wasn’t corny enough. Some of the rubber aliens were good, but it felt very average overall. Needs a good rifftrax.

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