The Creaky Invaders from Venus

Science fiction. Usually, it’s all advanced technology and far-fetched scenarios. It can be hard to get your head around some of it, especially if you have a head(s) as woolly as ours can be (I think I can safely speak for Shana on that score, even though she’s not in the room at the monent).

Old sci-fi though, is much more comfortable territory.


Take the ‘creaky’ film we recorded recently and watched at lunchtime today. ‘Target Earth‘, made in the late 1950s, might have been hi-tech once, but now it’s reassuringly low-tech. The robot invader from Venus (according to one character’s assumptions) which was part of an army invading Earth, was about as menacing as something I might have cobbled together out of cardboard boxes. And the fact that it apparently operated via a cathode ray tube in its head marked this picture as firmly dated and deserving of our word ‘creaky’.

The chauvinistic dialogue and stereotyped gender roles made this a classic of its era. The only disappointment (for me anyway) was that the soundtrack was not available to buy anywhere. Well that’s what Shana said and who am I to argue?

Oh and don’t be fooled by the poster. The film was definitely in black-and-white. I can’t imagine how terrifying it would have been in colour 🙂



You wouldn’t like me when I’m hungry

We’ve just finished watching The Incredible Hulk, although we’ve already watched Iron Man and Iron Man 2, we had no idea it was all linked together in the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, this only dawned on us when we started watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.!

I’ve ordered a copy of The Avengers on DVD, and although we’ve still not seen Thor or Captain America, they can wait until they turn up on Freeview, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has still made sense without having seen all the films.

Now I’m feeling a bit peckish so if you’ll excuse me I need a cuppa and some biccies…ROAR!!