Originally Posted by cresshead
when worlds collide
I have checked these films out again recently.
When Worlds Collide is rather enjoyable. The scene where the rich guy is denied entry to the rocket he financed and finds the strength to stand and almost makes it to the boarding ramp. Poor guy.
I always think of the Simpsons spoof of this movie.
In Soylent Green someone is playing an arcade game at the start -they mention it being a space-themed shoot em up game.
I love the Edward G Robinson death scene-it really conveys the horror of what is lost with Charlton Heston mortified since he had never seen anything like what is shown on the screen.
I cant imagine what they could do to modernize that. Holograms?
Since others are getting into the 70s
Gargoyles the tv movie with Stan Winston creatures could benefit from modern fx(although they arent bad
Sssssss --human snake hybrids
the Mutations -human-plant hybrids (also the scientist predicts to his students that dinosaurs will be cloned within ten years--this was 1974--he wasnt wrong--Carnosaur was published exactly ten years later)
The design links of Silent Running to Star Wars are pretty obvious (Heuy, Luey and Dewey) but Logan's Run which must have been in production parallel to Star Wars appears to demonstrate synchronicity. The masks of the Carrousel victims have a machine stylized skull face that reminds me of both a Storm Trooper and Darth Vader combined.
I saw Logan's Run before Star Wars and remember those masks leaving an impression.
The Ultimate Warrior was the most boring dystopian film of the 70s I have seen thus far. The bad guy is named Carrot. I dont think a remake could help it.
Maybe Saturn 3?
I havent seen it in ages though-I remember the robot.
That reminds me of the Final Countdown-about a modern aircraft carrier going back to 1941 in time to stop Pearl Harbor. I always forget about this film.