Monster of the Day #1251

Then he ties her to some railroads…himself! That’s one handy killer robot.

What I’ll almost remember about this movie (which isn’t saying much), is that if you ever wanted to see Walter Keonig in cinema’s least motivated sex scene, here’s your change.

  • CaptNemo

    Batman’s Bane gets a makeover as a Robocop villian. Omni Consumer Products really needs to stop using psychos for their cyborgs.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    This movie seemed to be made just to take stills from it.

  • Gamera977

    Well, as I remember it Koenig and the young lady had barely escaped from a couple of killer alien cyborgs and throw up a flimsy bubble type survival shelter. Then she pulls off her blouse and wants to get it on- with a bunch of killer cyborgs still searching for them! Soooooo, while they’re having a little fun one of the aliens rips a giant gash into the bubble tent and somehow they still manage to get back into their environmental suits in time to escape!

  • bgbear_rnh

    I really want to make a joke about Chekhov’s gun here.

  • Flangepart

    Guess the ‘ol Phaser was stuck on stun, eh?

  • Gamera977

    Set phasers to ‘vibrate’! ;)

  • Gamera977

    I wonder if the movie would have been better if Campbell had went with more of his over the top, gung-ho Ash persona here. Best I remember he played this role pretty low-key and down to earth, which just made it a lot less fun.

  • bgbear_rnh

    Funny about Campbell as we know him today. I was thinking about when he was on “X-Files” and I didn’t even recognize him at first because he played it so straight.

  • Food

    On the commentary track of this movie, the…….either director or writer, I can’t remember which……said that Koenig was cast because they’d read his interview in Time (maybe Newsweek, again I can’t remember) during the Trek IV hype where Koenig had said he wanted to have top billing in a movie at least once just so he could know that he’d done it.

    They also said that he was a total pro on the set and never acted like the material was beneath him.

  • Flangepart

    Well, he proved his chops as Bester on BABYLON 5. Such a shift from good hearted hero to sly, coldblooded villain as right in there with the rest of the cast and story.

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  • Gamera977

    His book ‘Chekov’s Enterprise’ about the filming of ‘ST:TMP’ was one of the more entertaining behind the scenes Trek books I’ve read.
    And yeah, Bester as a great villain, and B5 cast spoke very highly of him as an actor and a person.

  • Ken_Begg

    Boy, are you at the right site for that!

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  • bgbear_rnh

    Yes (that was suppose to be “yes” expressed in an amusing way, you had to be there).

  • Jamie B.

    I fondly remember this movie, but it has been a long time.