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The Future of The X-Files

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The X Files

As a slobbering devout fan of The X-Files television series, which ran from 1993 to 2002 – and two movies: The X-Files: Fight The Future/1998 and The X-Files: I Want To Believe/2008 –  by the end I was still left with a few unanswered questions, one of which was whether or not Agent Dana Scully is single/available or secretly seeing/doing Agent Muldar, her long-time FBI partner, on the side. (It’s never been stated out loud to my satisfaction.)

Fight The Future / I Want To Believe

Got another shot at closure with the return of the series for one season in January 2016, reuniting key X-Files stars, minus the Lone Gunmen, all three of whom died in episode 15 of the ninth season, titled “Jump The Shark.” (That term is defined as a point in a television series, at which far-fetched events are included merely for the sake of novelty, indicative of a decline in quality.)

Jump The Shark

It’s also a famous reference to a 1977 Happy Days episode where Fonzi, on water skies and wearing a motorcycle jacket, ski jumps over a holding pen that has a leather-eating shark in it. Say what you will, but I was on the edge of my seat for that one – cheering for the shark.

The X-Files

Speaking of happy days, here’s what to expect from the new mini series: “The return of The X-Files comes thirteen years after the original series run and brings six brand new episodes from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, mixing stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s mythology. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are re-inhabiting their roles as FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner.” (AD Skinner is totally badass.)

The X-Files

Even more amazing is that they’re resurrecting the way nasty Cigarette Smoking Man. CSM died in The X-Files last episode, his journey to the other side enabled by rocket missiles, right before he told Muldar and Scully that the aliens are scheduled to invade Earth in 2012. (That actually happened. No one noticed.)

I Want To Believe

The X-Files returns Sunday, January 24th, 2016 at 10pm EST and again the following night at 8pm EST on the Fox Network, with the premiere episode scheduled to screen at the New York Comic Con on October 10, 2015.

The X-Files

Only one other question in regards to the new X-Files – looking at the promo pics, I’m wondering out loud if Agent Scully has been taking supermodel pills? That gal is one hot dish, or “saucer.” Heh.

That Mummy Is A Scummy Dummy

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The Fallen Ones

The Fallen Ones (2005) is an appropriate title as it accurately describes the career arc of everyone starring in it. A movie about resurrected mummies the size of the Amazing Colossal Man’s neighbor’s brother’s cousin, they metaphorically dug up some old relics to pad out this stinker, including Tom Bosley (Richie Cunningham’s dad on Happy Days) and Robert Wagner (Hart To Hart).

The Fallen Ones

In ancient Sumaria an evil angel gets wind that God is about to flood the earth with liquid (possibly water), washing all the dirty laundry piled up in His clothes basket. Evil angel has to go tell his son, a 50-foot giant that looks like a WWE™ wrestler, that sorry, he has to die. But hey, not to worry, as the evil angel has powers that will bring him back to life in the future (today, possibly tomorrow).

The Fallen Ones

To prep the howling metalheaded giant, they wrap him in sheets and feed a bunch of slaves to him so he has a full tummy for the journey. Now would be the time to go to the bathroom as this is a non-stop trip.

The Fallen Ones

The movie boasts some of the cheapest special effects money won’t buy. The ONLY good part: the near-topless Sumarian slave girls dressing the digitally-enlarged giant for his Big Sleep. I don’t care if they don’t know what Massingil™ is, I want one of those wrap stars.