Saturday September 28, 2013 / 8:00pmPlan 9 From Outer Space
How was your experience?
The Producers wisely kept the P9FOS' running time down to a bit over an hour. That the show didn't outlive it's welcome is something of a miracle. One way they kept the show moving was not to depend entirely on the film's "Wooden" text (pun interned, but I'm not proud) to deliver the funny - they wrote new dialogue, added some very fun props and special effects team was treated as members of the cast. If I had a complaint (because I'm a bit of an ass) it's the running joke that the men in the show were all Male Chauvinist Pigs - a little of that goes a long way. Personally, I would have preferred to see Ed Woods ham-fisted attempt to duct-tape Social Relevance (tm) onto his monster movie. The idea that atomic bomb tests are a threat to a planet hundreds of light years away may not be the single stupidest sci-fi movie plot point ever dreamed up, but get rid of "Independence Day's" using a computer virus to take out an invading alien fleet, and it just might get the nod. But don't let my soapbox keep you from seeing the show, it's a delight.