what bad scifi can teach us

dave liloia alerted me to the sci fi movie nights at the harvard center for astrophysics.

The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will screen a classic science fiction film on the first Thursday of each month. The series will explore the idea that “everything we learned about science, we learned from the movies.” Except for Camp-o-Rama, doors open at 6:45 pm and programs begin at 7:10 pm with a Flash Gordon serial. Movie begins at 7:30 pm.

the next installment on 12/6 features robot monster along with the well-known plan 9 from outer space:

Ro-Man, the most evil creature in the Universe, comes to Earth to kill everyone with his powerful death ray. Perhaps even outdoing Plan 9 From Outer Space as the Biggest Turkey Ever Made, Robot Monster is beyond belief…and that’s why it is so much fun to watch…but no more than once! Labeled a “Poverty Row Quickie” by film critics, this low budget 1950’s B film stars actors and directors who never should have come within a mile of a movie camera. Featuring imbecilic dialog and moronic costumes, this classic sub-schlock masterpiece rivals anything put out by Ed Wood! Starring: Who cares?

2 thoughts on “what bad scifi can teach us”

  1. Gregor,
    When I went to this a few weeks ago it was a great time. If you are interested in going to the next one, let me know and I will head over there with you.
    Gillet? That’s Tara’s maiden name, our last name is Liloia, as in Liloia.com

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