2017 line-up for
|Gorgo (1961) - MST3000 version
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 7pm
Hillsdale Public Library
509 Hillsdale Avenue
Hillsdale, NJ 07642
This group meets on the first Tuesday of each month to view SF and other
genre related films.
Join us for a fun viewing of Gorgo (1961) - the MST3000 version.
The tagline for the movie release was - Like nothing you've ever seen before.
Funny thing is the movie is often referred to as the British Godzilla!
British treasure hunters are salvaging around Nara Island off the coast of Ireland
when the region is rocked by an underwater volcanic eruption. Their ship is forced
to dock for repairs. Ryan and Slade meet with the harbour master and learn that
two divers in his employ have disappeared. One diver is found having died from
fright. That night, Gorgo emerges from the sea and trashes the harbour. Gorgo is
captured and taken to London where he is put on display in a circus. Scientists
insist this could be dangerous. And yes, sure enough, said scientists are right.
Turns out the 65-foot tall Gorgo is just a baby. His fully-grown mommy then
emerges, and she wants her darling boy back..
|Time Tunnel (1966)
February's theme is Changing Channels - TV and how it has influenced culture and more
specifically, genre. We started off the month by showing the first two episodes of the
1966-67 television show Time Tunnel. It only ran for 30 episodes, but it's kind of a cult
classic. Campy and a lot of fun. The premise is, "While conducting an experiment in time
travel, scientists Dr. Tony Newman and Dr. Douglas Phillips find themselves whisked from
time period to time period, while their colleagues back in the present desperately struggle to
retrieve the two men." Much later, Quantum Leap had a similar premise.
Conversation continued at the Ridge Diner. Enjoyable evening.
|Fast Times At Ridgemont High
We began our Big Man On Campus theme with Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a 1982 film
celebrating it's 35th anniversary. Fast Times is an iconic coming of age film about a group of
Southern California high school students and their most important subjects: sex, drugs and
rock 'n' roll. The standouts were Sean Penn as the ultimate stoner and everyone's favorite
martian, Ray Walston, as Penn's long suffering teacher Mr. Hand. Well done movie. Fun
continued at the Ridge Diner. Great time was had by all.