The plan is to use the silo's ICBMs to destroy the meteor. Ignoring the fact that the Earth would be splattered with radioactive fragments!
It turns out the island was site of a genetic emperiments lab, and now plays host to super-intelligent killer baboons. Like hairy Velociraptors!
This is a monster flick, in the manner of Aliens . But despite its low budget (it was made for US TV) it is actually not a bad piece of work. The action scenes are well shot, the creatures are well used, and there is no dodgy CGI to get on the viewer's nerves!
Director Mike Nichols and female lead Benning are best known for hard-edged dramatic works. This contrasts badly with the lightweight (and light on jokes) provided by TV comedian Shandling.
Unfortunately, daddy was in Vegas when it went down. Now he leads a band of survivors, including pregnant nurse Carly Pope , to safety - like in Poseidon Adventure . Up top, rescue guy Dean Cain ( Lois and Clark ) and paramedic Carlos Bernard (24) try to save people.
The earthquake faultline is growing, towards the biggest nuclear power stations in the USA. The heroes use a plan straight out of 1960s B-Movie A Hole In the World !
Our hero investigates a strange illness among the inhabitants of the remote village. Toxic dumping is to blame ...
They find themselves in the mystical village of Brigadoon, which appears only one day every hundred years. A Presbyterian minister cast the spell in about 1750, so the villagers have been immortal for about two days!
The villagers are all pristine, beautiful people in beautiful clothes (matching kilts for all the men), evoking every racist cliche abut the Scots. Until Braveheart invented some new ones, of course.
Kelly falls for local Campbell maiden Cyd Charisse . But he is engaged to marry a fast-talking broad back in Noo Yawk ...
This is just a big-budget stage musical, clumsily adapted for the big screen. Yes, the sets are fine, production values are high - but the direction is lacklustre, it merely watches the actors sing and dance.
Ice-T and Jeff Kober ( Buffy Season 6 ) play the Rippers, a gang of genetic mutants who raid the Corporation's outposts.
Rachel Talalay delivered quite a messy film. It is very violent and comic-booky (with regular flashes of Jamie Hewlett's artwork), which makes it unattractive to female viewers ... but there is too much girl power for it to be a mainstream action movie!
En route, Valiant discovers the villainous Black Knight who is in league with the Pagan Vikings. Valiant also meets the friendly Sir Gawain (Sterling Hayden, with the worst accent imaginable), and at Camelot he meets Sir Breck (James Mason - 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) ).
Valiant hunts for the Black Knight, but instead finds his love interest - Princess Janet Leigh . However, Breck has his eye on her. Gawain falls for her as well.
We move from the 17th-Century gardens of Ms Leigh to the medieval stone-built castle of the Vikings, all apparently co-existing in the time of King Arthur. But then, one should never expect historical accuracy with this kind of film.
Xmas week, 1973. The quartet of investigators stay at a haunted house. The Professor takes his wife ( Gayle Hunnicutt ) and the only survivor of the previous expedition (Roddy McDowell - Planet Of The Apes ). The final member of the group is a psychic medium ( Pamela Franklin ), who more or less steals the entire film by getting possessed repeatedly.
This was written by Richard Matheson , adapted from his novel Hell House.
It is full of 1960s spy cliches, but it is nice to see a British film compete with the likes of In Like Flint !
Poor Essex comes so close to defeating Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, but is undermined by the jealous Queen who is manipulated by rival courtiers. No mention of Essex's own political games, which led to the execution of the Queen's own physician! And strangely, Ulster looks like the set of Brigadoon !
A Jewish farmboy goes to the big city, Damascus, and is corrupted with lust for Lana Turner . Well, who wouldn't be? But unfortunately she is a pagan priestess.
The merciless monotheist slaughters a stuffed vulture. Then he gets a dozen or so (apparently starving) beggars to riot, and murder everyone in the city who has a job. Wow, what a happy ending!
Lana Turner was forced into this by the Studio she had signed a contract with. To protest, she snipped bits off her costume to make it as skimpy as possible!