: The Outside Stuff choice for this week
: is..."ConventioCon II highlights:
: Autographs & Props"
These are from a big bunch of highlights I got a while back, and since they didn't run too long, I combined them. The first is just a brief view of the autograph line. I wasn't there; I'd gotten my autographs at ConventioCon I.
The second is a video of the prop archive room. Whoever shot it did a fine job in showing the props in detail, like the tiny Joel figure in the Deus Ex Machina escape pod. And there was a good selection of props, too, ranging from the Forrester baby from "Laserblast" to one of the Demon Dogs from back in the KTMA days.
: Original Stuff choice is..."The Deadly
: Mantis" (Show 804).
The movie was actually pretty good, with some well-done visuals and decent acting. The problem is that they felt the need to shoehorn in the standard love story, as well as some unfunny comedy involving the female-starved servicemen. It was obviously meant to cash in on the success of the far superior "Them!", but it fals short.
As for the episode, we finally get to the "endless chase" of the theme song, Mike's first planet-killing, and Bobo's descent from brilliance. The host segments were funny, though I could've done without Crow being thrown up. And the riffing was great, as always.
So, what'd you think?
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