Forgotten Movie From My Past

Forgotten Movie From My Past

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So earlier today I was lurking around the interwebs as you do and found a little clip of Spaced Invaders. Oh my God! Last time I saw this movie I was about 9 years old, give or take. This was one of those movies I saw in the good old days of VHS AND we had video stores too. It is sad that many kids now a days won’t know what it is like to go looking around a video store. That was always a fun…

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Forgotten Movie From My Past

Forgotten Movie From My Past

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So earlier today I was lurking around the interwebs as you do and found a little clip of Spaced Invaders. Oh my God! Last time I saw this movie I was about 9 years old, give or take. This was one of those movies I saw in the good old days of VHS AND we had video stores too. It is sad that many kids now a days won’t know what it is like to go looking around a video store. That was always a fun…

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Forgotten Movie From My Past

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So earlier today I was lurking around the interwebs as you do and found a little clip of Spaced Invaders. Oh my God! Last time I saw this movie I was about 9 years old, give or take. This was one of those movies I saw in the good old days of VHS AND we had video stores too. It is sad that many kids now a days won’t know what it is like to go looking around a video store. That was always a fun time for myself…. Anywho! Spaced Invaders, yes! So the plot for the movie goes as follows:

A crew of Martians overhears a radio broadcast of Orson Welle’s _War of the Worlds_ coming from Earth, and, thinking the Martian fleet is attacking Earth, they land their broken-down ship in a backwater mid-American town. As luck would have it, they land on Halloween and get mistaken for trick-or-treaters. Comedy ensues as the Martians try to get taken seriously.

When one saucer of an invasion force has engine trouble, it lands on Earth. It happens to be Halloween and it happens the invaders are only about 4 feet tall. As the bumbling aliens wander around the countryside they are taken to be children and they make friends with two children, one of whom is the daughter of the sheriff. As their troubles mount (it’s difficult for five aliens to conquer a world) they begin to give up their plans of conquest, but then there is that nasty killer robot.

This movie is down right cheese fun! Always wished they made another one haha. I did find the full movie on YouTube and I’ll post it on the bottom of the post.

So some fun facts:

1: The actors performing as the Martians were virtually blind when the Martian heads were in place, so they had to be talked through their actions.

2: The call letters for the radio station playing the “War of the Worlds” program are W.E.L.Z. after Orson Welles, or H.G. Wells, or both.

3: Many of the special effects shots were done “in camera”. Meaning they were composed on the raw film.

4: Star Ariana Richards received an “Introducing” credit although it was her fifth feature film role.

5: There was a notion to cast DeForest Kelley as Wrenchmuller.

6: Kathy introduces her three ‘cousins’ as “Clutch”, “Spinner” and “Paddlefoot”; these are the names of the main characters of the cult classic cartoon “Clutch Cargo”.
At any rate I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did! Please leave you thoughts and/or comments below!

 

2014 In Review For Nerdy Life Of Mine

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Star Beings: The Introduction of a Contactee

Aliens.

Extraterrestrials.

Star beings.

Martians.

Space Invaders.

 

Whatever you call them, they have been a subject of mystery to humans for many years.  There are many people that speak of the abundance of different races and faces of theses beings, myself being one of those people.  You can easily go onto various video sharing sites and find (countless) “actual” footage, that is almost always shot from a grainy camera or from a far distance.  The likelihood of their existence seems to shrink after seeing fishing wire attached to a UFO in some video claiming to be proof.

Does that mean they do not exist?  It most definitely does not mean that.  All it means is that some people become so desperate about wanting to have experiences with ET’s, that they will go above and beyond to prove that they have.  Even if that means driving out to a desert area, remote control helicopter/makeshift UFO in tow to get a good shot before 9pm so, they can still upload it before midnight.

Believer or not, you must admit that aliens are quite a fascinating subject to discuss.  One side says aliens don’t exist and that we are the only intelligent life in the entire damn universe.  The other side says “Are you kidding me?”  Humans as the most intelligent life in the whole wide universe?  That would be a shame.  Humans are incredibly primitive if you ask me, like cavemen 2.0.

 

Why Am I A Believer?

I will confess with 100% honesty that I have seen multiple UFO’s in my short lifetime and have had minimal (that I can remember) contact with actual non-earth beings.  I had a weird fascination with them as a child and drew them all the time but, any form of contact didn’t really start until I was thirteen years old and they started marking me (more on that another time).  From then on, I started having more unusual experiences.  I didn’t see any UFO’s until I was in my early twenties though and it became a daily occurrence for a while.  Have I ever gotten them on camera? No.  Have I tried? Yes, a few times.  It just never seems like I’m looking at the sky and have my camera ready at the same time.

 

My First Experience With A UFO:

I was 22 and in the kitchen, when I stopped what I was doing to look out the window at the birds that were always a little too noisy for me. I happen to look away from the tree I was staring at and into the sky, where I saw a disc like craft hovering in the sky.  I could see through the top part of it, which was domed and the bottom part just looked like a large metal disc with smaller discs that when around it.  I remember my jaw dropping as it calmly hovered there and then kind of just floated away but, disappearing even more as it moved.

Now, I know that’s not the most exciting/shocking time but, it was my first time seeing one and at the point it was pretty shocking to me.  I didn’t know what the future had in store though and that I would learn so much since then.

 

While my experiences are my own and I will get more and more into them as time passes, I do not expect to turn a non-believer into a believer.  I don’t even expect to make other believers believe me but, I will and can say this:

 

We are not alone.