So Kirk, Spock, and McCoy get taken to the ship's brig, which is just a room where they're preventing from escape by powerful fluorescent light bulbs.
OK, now don't get me wrong, I love practical effects; but really? Are we supposed to believe that those're some kinda laser bars
or somethin'? Fucking really?
You couldn't do some kind of effect here? Jesus Christ, where did all the money in the budget go to, catering for James Doohan? Toupees for William Shatner
Like, Next Gen
just has a glowing blue light, totally transparent cell door—but just a simple electrostatic zap-type effect
that indicated that there was an invisible force field there. That's all you need. Then you don't gotta stare at this fuckin' terrible set, and you can shoot at your actors inside the cell door without having the fuckin' florescent light bulbs there.
The infamous wobbly walls (often mentioned in classic Who
but rarely seen) make an appearance as the Doctor attempts to scale the silo... the floppy tentacled Kroll is one of the most toe curlingly awful Doctor Who
sequences ever and guess whose mother in law was around the last time this story had an airing? 'Doctor Who is good I tell you!' I could be heard objecting to her mirth.
Do yourself a favor and get into these clips from Lifetimeís Brittany Murphy
biopic. This shit is so low-budget that I think it might be a prank
. I was waiting for Jimmy Kimmel, no scratch that — Seth Meyers
to walk out. This is Lifetimeís attempt to grab ahold of that Sharknado
-type viral success, right? No one can act, that girl looks not a thing like the much-missed Murphy, and holy shite, THAT WIG ON 'ALICIA SILVERSTONE.' Did someone from The Craft
cast a curse on that girl? What in hell does she have going on under there that required that on her head? I think itís still attached to whatever animal died for it. And that animal has peed many times and itís dried. They couldnít afford an actual blonde?
...I donít think the people involved in this production have ever seen any movies or even photos of their subjects. The Blohan
/Liz Taylor biopic just put a quarter in this oneís raggedy coffee cup, shook its head and thought 'there but for the grace of God...' as it went about its day.
never achieved very much glamor during its single season, even after they started introducing real super-villains. In the end rather than retire from being M.A.N.T.I.S. or have Hawkins reveal his identity, they killed the character off.
Using an invisible dinosaur.
What you see there is the actual death scene of the protagonist, fighting an invisible dinosaur. Other heroes have come to far more ignoble ends, but rarely on network primetime.
: This is convenient, because when Superman rescues the train, they can just take a simple flying-forward-over-a-greenscreen
shot and overlay it over stock traveling-through-subway-tunnel footage
. Four thousand dollars saved for Globus! Chris:
Also Superman can stop a subway train just by shorting out the third rail, rather than actually physically using his strength so stop it. Thatís another five grand! David
: Ladies and gentlemen, weíve saved the cocaine mountain
Yup. They put the Beastmaster in modern Earth.
I mean, hey, it really helps save money when all the actors can just wear street clothes, an'...you don't have to buy costumes or spend money on set design, an'...you can just shoot most of the movie in a car, an'...point the camera out the window, or... shoot a bunch a bunch of scene at the producer's house, so the hero's just sittin' around watchin' TV.
A lot of movies did this in the 80's
and the 90's
especially: Taking a hero from a fantasy world, and then just dumping them in a modern city so we never actually have to see it. Like Suburban Commando
, Hercules In New York
, Masters of the Universe
, and many others that had one other very importnt thing in comm—THEY ALL FUCKING SUCKED
You know when I used to come through a door in Doctor Who very slowly and peer around
, it wasn't because I wanted
to come through a door like that. If I'd come through a door quickly, the door would've come off in my hand. So one had to stealthily creep around because the sets were very, very delicate.
Again, on the low budget problem, in Paradise Towers you have a monster that was two neon rings in a dark room... Cartmel
: We were lucky to have the neon rings! Thank god it was a dark room!