Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

    Non-dune discussion

Moderators: Omphalos, Freakzilla, ᴶᵛᵀᴬ

User avatar
Sandwurm88
Not Soleman
Posts: 541
Joined: 24 Jul 2009 10:16

Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Sandwurm88 » 20 Oct 2010 14:23

Which is worse, Plan 9 From Outer Space, or Battlefield Earth?

Or other, but I highly doubt you can find a movie worse than these two. Plan 9 from Outer Space is my favorite, the special effects are hilariously awful and the plot is flimsier than the worst KJA monstrosity.

User avatar
Serkanner
Administrator
Posts: 2870
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:44
Location: Den Haag - The Netherlands

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Serkanner » 20 Oct 2010 14:37

NOTHING is worse than a KJA monstrosity!!!!
"... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

Sandrider: "Keith went to Bobo's for a weekend of drinking, watched some DVDs,
and wrote a Dune Novel."

D Pope
Posts: 1501
Joined: 14 May 2010 14:11
Location: Grubville

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby D Pope » 20 Oct 2010 14:57

Niether! The ALL TIME WORST SCI FI STINKER OF A MOVIE goes to the 1986 post apocalyptic classic Roller Blade! Run, don't walk, to get your copy today! It'll pay for it's self the first time you wager,'my movie is worse than yours!"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTFJtKUBW4&feature=related[/youtube]

the concept:
In this post apocalyptic world anyone walking is an easy target. You must skate or die!
Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
-Omphalos

User avatar
A Thing of Eternity
Posts: 6090
Joined: 08 Apr 2008 15:35
Location: Calgary Alberta

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Oct 2010 15:05

Holy gods that was amazing.
Image

User avatar
Serkanner
Administrator
Posts: 2870
Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:44
Location: Den Haag - The Netherlands

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Serkanner » 20 Oct 2010 15:07

D Pope wrote:Niether! The ALL TIME WORST SCI FI STINKER OF A MOVIE goes to the 1986 post apocalyptic classic Roller Blade! Run, don't walk, to get your copy today! It'll pay for it's self the first time you wager,'my movie is worse than yours!"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUTFJtKUBW4&feature=related[/youtube]

the concept:
In this post apocalyptic world anyone walking is an easy target. You must skate or die!


Brilliant!!!
"... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

Sandrider: "Keith went to Bobo's for a weekend of drinking, watched some DVDs,
and wrote a Dune Novel."

D Pope
Posts: 1501
Joined: 14 May 2010 14:11
Location: Grubville

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby D Pope » 20 Oct 2010 15:25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb7c9AuT ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRG6o8kK ... re=related

This is all I can find on youtube, like the Chigger said- sometimes a thing is so collossally bad it's amusing.
If anyone can find the scene where the mother superior, in her red, pointy, hat and wheel chair, explains that when she was young people skated for fun, that scene embodies the movie.
Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
-Omphalos

SpacemanSpiff
Posts: 37
Joined: 19 Jul 2008 20:10

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby SpacemanSpiff » 20 Oct 2010 21:31

The thing about Plan 9, Although it is colossally bad, The guy who made it Ed Wood Jr. was famous for really bad movies. He really thought he was making a good film and he did it out of his love for movies at least based on what I know about him. 'SyFy' just makes bad movies cause they're too cheap and don't know enough about real SF to make good ones

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby SandChigger » 20 Oct 2010 21:55

Yeah, it's so bad it's GOOD. In a bad way. :lol:

Battlefield Earth was just... John Travolta with a massive hard-on for Hubbard. And instead of having the common decency to disappear into the bathroom for a few minutes, he proceeded to whip it out and stroke it in front of the camera for 118 minutes. And then doesn't deliver a money-shot at the end.

Unbelievably bad. Comparing the two is a bit dim, actually.

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Omphalos » 20 Oct 2010 23:17

Personally I cannot stand to watch Plan 9. It's just so awfully stupid that I cannot abide it.

Battlefield Earth is so cheezy that I personally cannot stay away from it. I really hope that when I do upgrade, somebody has gone to the trouble of making a blu-ray. I loved it so much, if I won the lottery I'd rehire everyone and tell them to make films of the other 2/3 of the book. Maybe I'd be the only one to go, but I'd be in heaven.

KERBANGO!

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby SandChigger » 21 Oct 2010 04:12

What was it 'Rider told Greenbutt? ... Sometimes you just ain't right. :?

User avatar
Omphalos
Inglorious Bastard
Posts: 6677
Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Omphalos » 21 Oct 2010 12:44

SandChigger wrote:What was it 'Rider told Greenbutt? ... Sometimes you just ain't right. :?


All bets are off when it comes to movies. Dude, SF movies are supposed to be shitty. Battlefield Earth is a superlative example.

User avatar
reverendmotherQ.
Posts: 274
Joined: 05 Feb 2010 15:38
Location: Cylon Colony
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby reverendmotherQ. » 21 Oct 2010 15:25

I used to be a fan of Starship Troopers when I was ten. Then my dad pointed out it's based on a Heinlein book and how its unrecognizable from the original. Then he proceeded to comment on how the military protocol was ruined and I couldn't ever watch it again without his voice popping in reminding me of the film's errors.

User avatar
A Thing of Eternity
Posts: 6090
Joined: 08 Apr 2008 15:35
Location: Calgary Alberta

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Oct 2010 15:51

Troopers was pretty bad, about all it had in common with the book was it's name, and the name of it's main character.
Image

User avatar
Sandwurm88
Not Soleman
Posts: 541
Joined: 24 Jul 2009 10:16

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Sandwurm88 » 21 Oct 2010 15:53

That skatepunk movie was pretty funny.

Thanks to SandChigger for getting in the mandatory insult-- it's okay, I can take it better than most!

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby SandChigger » 21 Oct 2010 20:31

Yes, I should think your sensitivity to stimulus is lessened if you're still dulling your mind by tokin'. We'll have to smack you around a little harder from now on. "Wake up! Wake up now!" It's obvious you kinda enjoy that sort of thing, too... ;)

User avatar
Redstar
Posts: 1202
Joined: 25 Feb 2009 04:13

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Redstar » 22 Oct 2010 00:44

I haven't seen Battlefield Earth in years, but I own it on VHS and enjoyed it when I was younger. I read the book around the same time in about three nights and thought it was much better, which isn't saying too much. It's hilariously self-indulgent.

The difference between Battlefield Earth and SyFy movies is that Battlefield Earth actually had a budget and was trying to be good while SyFy movies are limited and just strive for the best weekend time-killer they can manage.

Also, can't leave out trivia! The movie was reported by Franchise Films as having a $75 million budget but really had a $44 million budget because FF was big on fraud.

And the original screenwriter (fired because Travolta wanted to take over) disowned the movie and accepted his Razzie, even going so far as to write an apology to anyone that saw it! :lol:

User avatar
merkin muffley
Posts: 1584
Joined: 23 Apr 2010 15:18
Location: War Room

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby merkin muffley » 22 Oct 2010 01:16

The screenwriter's apology was awesome. I really want to see Battlefield Earth again, after all of this talk. All I can really remember is Travolta saying: "Now he will select his favorite food... it's a rat!?"

And I remember them saying "leverage" a lot, and thinking, "That is some Scientology bullshit."
"I must admit, you have an astonishingly good idea there, Doctor...."

User avatar
SandChigger
KJASF Ground Zero
Posts: 14492
Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
Location: A continuing state of irritation
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby SandChigger » 22 Oct 2010 04:44

Redstar wrote:I haven't seen Battlefield Earth in years, but I own it on VHS

:shock:

My god... you're much braver than I could have imagined, admitting something like that. :clap:

and enjoyed it when I was younger.

Youthful ignorance is only a valid excuse for some things. :naughty:

User avatar
Redstar
Posts: 1202
Joined: 25 Feb 2009 04:13

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby Redstar » 22 Oct 2010 05:24

SandChigger wrote:
Redstar wrote:I haven't seen Battlefield Earth in years, but I own it on VHS

:shock:

My god... you're much braver than I could have imagined, admitting something like that. :clap:

I own the 20th anniversary hardcover edition too. :lol:

It's my "Let's see how quickly I can read a shitty 1,000 page book book." (I have to tell you, the technobabble makes it hard, but I press on)

User avatar
TheDukester
Posts: 3808
Joined: 20 Jun 2008 13:44
Location: Operation Enduring Bacon
Contact:

Re: Worst "SyFy" Movie Ever

Postby TheDukester » 22 Oct 2010 11:02

I think we hit on this a year or so ago, but Battlefield Earth is hardly the worst book in the world. It's actually quite fun, in its own loopy-ass way.

It also points to an interesting difference between Hubbard and Anderthrob. When he was on his game and actually trying, Hubbard could write a bit; that will never, ever be the case for Keith. It's the difference between having some talent and natural aptitude for a given subject ... and having none whatsoever.
"Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.