Venue/Location: Hollywood Theater, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd, Phone: 503-493-1128
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 9:30 PM
70’s TV Sci Fi Double Feature
Nerd out with the Hollywood Theatre and come see two retro features for the price of one! British producer Gerry Anderson, known for his “Supermarionation” puppet work in Thunderbirds, broke into live-action science fiction in the 70’s with UFO. The future is 1980 and SHADO forces (an acronym for Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization) fight to keep human organs away from alien UFOs. SHADO defends earth by space - where female Moonbase personnel wear purple wigs and silver cat suits, by land – their HQ is underneath a film studio, and by sea – with a submarine that launches a helicopter!
UFO’s second season was canceled leading Anderson to create Space: 1999! In which the Moon is shot out of orbit after a uranium explosion (don’t think about it, just go with it). Now, the citizens of Moonbase Alpha are trapped on a planetoid that cannot be steered, stopped or even slowed. They are truly lost in space. We’re playing the most Lovecraftian episode “Dragon’s Domain” (undoubtedly a partial inspiration for the movie “Alien”) where the Alphans discover a graveyard of alien ships floating in the void protected by an interdimensional, tentacle monster that can hypnotize its victims into being devoured by it.
Peppered throughout the show will be our usual array of goofy commercials from the 70s, many of them, sci fi themed & we’re gonna give away a couple prizes for folks who can answer trivia without using their phones.