“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”

Gracie drools when I am eating something she’d like. She often even makes bubbles which hang from her jowls. The bubbles are sometimes doubled, with the smaller on top, which I think takes talent, but why am I talking about drool is probably running through your heads. It is all because I am watching a really bad science fiction movie called Age of Tomorrow. The queen alien drools constantly while eating human captives. I figure the director thought she looked more menacing with her sharp teeth and the drool. The main general just made an Independence Day knock off speech because they are going to invade the alien home planet to save captive humans still on the menu and to kill the aliens who are bent on total human destruction. The good guys used an alien craft they captured to get our heroes to the planet. Sound familiar? Bullets don’t kill the aliens, but the army keeps shooting. A fireman is part of the rescue because his daughter is being held. He is carrying an axe. It works. The really awful movie just ended. The humans didn’t win for a change, but the main character said, with his axe in hand, “This isn’t over yet.” I pray that doesn’t mean a sequel.

I have switched to a 1950’s B&W movie called The Lost Volcano starring Johnny Sheffield better known as Boy in the Tarzan movies. It takes place in Africa, has lots of vine swinging, a pet monkey who understands English and Bomba, as Johnny is known, wears a loin cloth. The white bwana is capturing wild animals. Bomba is freeing them from their cages. Bwana’s son plays with Bomba but doesn’t believe Bomba is real. He calls him a legend like the man raised by apes.

I feel ten again watching Saturday TV especially this black and white movie. The only changes fifty plus years have made are I had coffee instead of cereal, and I sat on the couch instead of on the floor inches from the TV screen.

As for the weather report, today is chilly and cloudy. I have no plans whatsoever that take me out of the house. I do have plants to water, bird feeders to fill and a bed to make. Sounds like a full day to me.

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6 Comments on ““I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.””

  1. olof1 Says:

    The day started out a bit chilly here with frost but turned to rather wonderful, warm and sunny and now the rain drizzles down and it will continue all night they say.

    I’m pretty sure there will be a sequel to that film 🙂 But I do like that the humans for once didn’t win, sort of unpredictable since it was such a bad one 🙂

    Grimm was so so for being a Grimm episode but still better than most other programs. Today they met Varme thyv’s, Norwegian wessen aparently. I really should send them a copy of the book I have about Swedish beings, translated of course 🙂 Lots of wonderfully nasty ones here 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      Today is cooler than I was led to expect by that weatherman though maybe the breeze wasn’t part of the forecast.

      I can’t imagine a sequel. I have to think those Earth people, including our axe wielding firman, are dead.

      I know you are behind me in Grimm episodes so I won’t give anything away, but it gets pretty darn awful.

      Have a great day.

  2. Bob Says:

    I wonder how many ‘B’ movies were made in the 1950s where aliens invaded us or where we traveled to another planet inhabited by hostel advanced creatures. Why did the writers make the aliens consider us one step above the ants in intellegence? The cable companies probably have access to that information because they fill up a lot of time on the SiFi channel showing them over and over again. There are some SiFi movies that gave me nightmares for months when I was a kid and i won’t watch them today. Among them are any iteration of “The War Of The Worlds” including that movie “Indepecdance Day”. There are other movies but I can’t remember the titles. I think one was called “It Came From Outer Space” or something. I spent the entire movie out in front of the theater because I went with a group of kids for a birthday party when I was Seven or eight. My favorites were “The Day The Earth Stood Still” and “The Conquest Of Space”.

    We are having a reprieve from the storms and the sun is shinning. Round three of the spring thunderstorms is coming.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      This movie was actually made in 2014. They haven’t ever stopped making B movies-now they just have more sophisticated computer effects and a green screen for fake scenes.

      I think the aliens figured we weren’t as intelligent as they were as they had the capability to travel to Earth, and we made it only to the moon, a mere hop, skip and a jump away, but despite that, we usually defeated them anyway.

      I just watched It Came from Outer Space a week or two ago. It is actually fairly tame.

      I’m happy you have sun. We now do too, but I doubt it is as warm here.

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    Rocky drools when I’m eating something he likes, too. He doesn’t do artistic drool though. No bubbles probably because he doesn’t have the flukes that a boxer does. He does have an underbite and drools anyway but the presence of treats enhances the flow rate. 🙂
    Piki Dog doesn’t drool but he has a very long and quick tongue. If the food is anywhere closer than a couple of feet, he’ll try for some.

    As to Bob’s question above, I think 50’s movie aliens were made to treat humans as ants because movie aliens were symbolic of Communists. Communists, as every one knows, considered the Capitalist West to be an inferior society and were obviously so much more advanced than we were militarily and scientifically. They had the bomb and would use it. Unlike us. 🙂 50’s movies were made to show our Western underdog superiority over the evil empire.

    While I was reading your description of the really bad movie, I kept thinking of a 1950 Sci Fi short story by Damon Knight called To Serve Man. It was later made into a Twilight Zone episode called How to Serve Man. They didn’t show drooling aliens in the Twilight Zone episode, CGI not being around back then. 🙂 It was a good short story but I don’t remember the Twilight Zone version.

    Saturday was cool but ended up sunny from a very cloudy start.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Gracie is so bad at drooling I think I’d have to call some of them drips. She is the worst when waiting for her treats. The crinkling of the package opens the water works. I think I’d prefer Piki Dog’s approach.

      I knew most of those movies, especially Invasion of the Body Snatchers, were about the perils of Communism and their hope for world domination. ‘They’re here. They’re here,” was what he kept shouting.

      That was about the best Twilight Zone episode. I remember that one man, watching his fellow Earthlings board the spaceship, figured out the book the aliens had was a cookbook.

      We never did get any sun-none today either,


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