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  1. That's some awesome work!! Sweeeet!
  2. I remember the film, so many gadgets and laser battles! Yep, a Stinker , but I wasn't aware of a model kit being produced? I saw some of the updates on your LM Space Pod, the forward arms assembly and scratch building, excellent work! Extensive everything is required on LM kits! Randy never seem to update the molds for his kits. At the very least, re-working the molds is required after 50, to a maximum of 100 impressions. If not done, you get worse and worse castings, hence, Lunar Model quality. It's an expensive process to re-do molds, but if you don't, the product starts to really go south very quickly. I have built the 24 inch diameter Jupiter 2, the 24 inch Seaview, and the Spindrift, from Lunar Models. All kits had fairly serious flaws. The J2 had a huge misform, running though the entire top and bottom, saucer section. Fusion Core parts and Landing Legs were blobs of resin, nasty. The Spindrift, along with missing parts, did not fit together correctly, until I had rebuilt most of the Hull sections. The Seaview, actually the best of the 3, also required extensive "styrene surgery", and replacement of major hull sections to achieve a good fit. Even after all this, they did not meet expectations, and I chose not to sell them. They hang from the rafters of my studio, dusty, but still there. Not good enough for my collection, or for sale, they are in perpetual "model limbo". Good post Ed!
  3. Here's something worth mentioning, before I get back to the "Dungeon of Modeling", also known as the "Smurf Cave of Doom". Not from the Movie, although they did make one, and yes, it's a stinker. The "Lost in Space" Chariot kit, by the now defunct, "Lunar Models". About 3.5 inches long, badly cast, horrendous parts that are all flashed together. The top section, is almost as thin as the cellophane on a cigarette pack, almost impossible to work with. I was sent this thing as a client submission for a project, it was returned. If you ever had the bad luck of trying to build this thing from Hell, you know of the agony of a truly "Awful kit". And as a warning to future modeling generations, all Lunar Model kits are stinkers. You might as well scratch build something, and not waste your time. That business went up for sale a few years ago, log, stock and barrel, no one bought it. Good thing.....
  4. Nice one Mike! A really stinky Stinker!! Submarines, Albino Cave dwellers who hate noise and wear bad wigs. Tim Bottoms is in this thing, along with "Wolfie Wolfstein Rob Powell". So dumb, it may cause permanent brain damage. Bad props, lousy effects, and horrendous and vile acting, true "Stinkorama". This one earns the coveted three piggies, and a star award, for "Ultimate Stinky"! :smiley30:
  5. Yep, they packaged 3 classics, with a bunch of Stinkers!! No doubt because they have zillions of copies of the stinkers, on shelves in the warehouse. I give the stinkers 2 piggies each, at the very least... :smiley30: "Slipstream" shows why Mark Hamill never got past his "Star Wars" fame, he never did anything worthwhile afterwards. Shame... it's dumb, very very dumb. I'd give that particular one two piggies and a tad of vomit.... :smiley30:
  6. Good idea, didn't think of that. It relates to model making very well! One thing though, "The Black Hole" wasn't a great film, but it wasn't a "Stinker" either. As it was primarily geared for a younger audience, it was Disney production after all, it wasn't terrible. I saw that when it when it came out, and some of the scenes were quite striking. The characters were very "Kid stuff", but Maximillian was rather sinister. Acting was "so-so", but a "bad movie", not sure about that. The model was also very "so-so", but I have seen builders do some scratch building augments on it, a bit of lighting, and it's quite nice then! Another good idea for a topic of this genre would be "Rate a mainstream Sci-Fi kit, hated it, loved it?" But you have a great concept here. The Entex kit, Japanese issue, has no instructions, metal and resin/styrene, and pretty much Stinks!! Only about 7 inches long, this is not a good kit, if you want something pretty. Boriiiing...........
  7. Yep, she was a hottie! This film is a Stinker! Steve Railsback should stick to "Psychotic" characters, not Astronauts. Even Patrick "Picard" Stewart, is in this thing! His head explodes or something...yuck... Vampires from Space, mayhem in the streets, it's a mess! Two piggies for this waste of video.... :smiley30: By the way Smurflings, it's an open discussion. You too have the power to assign "Piggies"!!! Yes, you, you there, use them piggies, they are waiting there for you!! Just on the right of the page, see them? I'm bustin' my Smurf butt building this HUGE Enterprise E model, can't rate every movie you guys come up with, help me out!! This thread is coming along nicely, so go nuts!!! (Within acceptable IPMS guidelines, keep it clean people)
  8. Zardoz!! Stinky, and....oh yes, Stinky!! Indeed, Sean regretted doing that, he said it years later, after the success of the 007 films. Terrible acting, and a plot that that was a bit too subtle to make sense. Yep, Miss Munro is yummy, but those films are definite "Oinkers"! "Steel", Shaq, stay on the court, and off our screens, beyond stinky!! :smiley30: Remake of the "Time Machine", not great I admit, but some of it was interesting, as it updated some of that "Victorian Technology". I thought Jeremy Iron's performance was interesting as well, as the head "Morlock", he gave it a very sinister touch. However, the rest of the film is "so-so" by any standards. I'd give it one piggy. On worst films with known actress's in them, first thought, "Barbarella". Jane Fonda became a mega star, but in her careers infancy, Gore Vidal made her do this idiotic film. Although she was pure "eye candy", no question there, the film was extremely stinky!! Dumb, dumb, dumb. As kitsch as the shag carpet in her space ship. Two piggies for that Stinker! :smiley30: Nearing, or met, my smiley quota by now. jeeez that's dumb. Sorry, just my opinion. I know about bandwith limitations, resource demands of images and GIF files. Just upgrade you server or IPS limits. And no, I don't pay your internet bills, but it does limit the "Fun Quota" on the site. Just a thought.... Another, Dorothy Stratten, in "Galaxina", jeeeeez, so DUMB! Not a great actress, and died under very tragic circumstances, but as a Playboy Playmate, she did not belong on the screen. Superbly Stinky! :smiley30:
  9. Oh you got that right! Right after Star Wars, all sorts of "copykat" films came out from every film studio on the planet. Bad, Japanese, Swedish, German, Chinese, and it goes on and on...... Dull story line, fake effects, baaaad acting! Wasn't Man From U.N.C.L.E, Mr. Vaughn in "Battle Beyond the Stars"? It's a stinker, 2 piggies for that bit of nonsense :smiley30: "Spacehunter", yep, superior Stinkyness there, Molly, go away..... :smiley30: Both earn 2 Piggies!! C'mon, this is getting interesting, unload man, be cleansed of those ol' bad film blues....
  10. I saw that one, truly magnificent, in it's true awfulness.... :smiley30: A real Roger Corman stinker...Edward Albert, Erin Moran, lots of people in a bad film. Good one Dude!
  11. Oh gooood ones!!! I totally hear you on the Relic, captivating book, Super-Stinky! :smiley30: ...oink....oink.....sueeeeee........ The Hitchikers Guide was pitiful as well, the original show, a Brit production was campy, low budget, but I actually enjoyed it. The animations were frequent, and it was a very fun ride. I'll give that one a definite "Stinky" vote! ...oink... OMG! A rival to "Plan 9...".... "Battlefield Earth"...jeezus, even Travolta admitted it was "Junk". :smiley30: Supremely Stinky!! I'm truly ashamed that I didn't think of it myself! But I do have one, since you dragged me to these depths of cinematic disgrace. Yuck, what's that on the floor....? "The Green Slime" , a 60's flick, Japanese production, American lead actors. OK, at the Drive in when I was a kid, it's was pretty funny. But if you dare watch it now, the giggles will explode your lips right off. I kid you not. Yvette Mimieux was in that, she was popular in the 60's as an Actress. French actresses were the vogue then, think "Catherine Deneuve", she had a lot of hit flicks by that time. Anyways, this flick, done about the time "Star Trek" first came out, was so Stinky, it was almost good,......for laughs!! Trek had some serious production quality for it's time. CBS, the first to be approached to air the series, said it was "Too good for TV". So a good film, using the available technology of that time, could have been done. Not in this case.....the whole thing is on "Pee Wees Playhouse" level. You can even see the strings moving Rockets, and Monsters, badly. I can't think of a solitary good effect, actor, or image in that entire film. Supremely Stinky!! :smiley30: However, I would have loved to see what MST3K, would have done with it!
  12. And here's an obvious one, well actually, several hundred. All the films that Sy Fy channel puts out, with their own production companies. Short of a few, pure pap! Written in a total "Dumbed-Down for Dummies" style, insipid plots, terrible CG animation, ridiculous scripts and actor's lines, STINKY! Yes this li'l piggy will be the official seal of a "pure stinky productions"! An insult to pigs everywhere, but it's apt for this li'l adventure in bad film. :smiley30: will mean, super-stinky! :smiley30: will mean, beyond Stinky! That's as high as we can get, or you'll hit the "Too many Smileys" quota thingie. I watched several over the years, Heaven help us, a 5 year old could make a more interesting film. That doesn't include some very good production stuff like "Battle Star Galactica", the film versions, but there's a lot of pure "stupid", in their weekly offerings. You can disagree, no problem, but I stand behind their mountain of garbage films.
  13. Hey, you guys develop the thread as you wish, I'm only the instigator of this puppy. If it stinks, think!!
  14. I hear you Dick, but you gotta have one "Pure 100% Stinky" candidate for the new thread. I just want to keep this one "on-topic" as much as possible. Think of the possibilites, it could be MST3K, IPMS style!! Sorry I write so big, going blind as time goes on, gotta be able to read the nonsense I put up here!! Hehehehe...... "Seize the Day" Dude, now out with it, and post in the new thread!
  15. Noel, your brilliant! You just gave me an idea for a new topic, with as much potential as this one, maybe more!! "What's the absolute worst SF film ever"! Think of it, all those 100% pure, just plain stinky films, just waiting to be razzed! The fun, the mayhem, it boggles the mind!! Your a freakin' genius Dude, my sincere thanks!
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