Monster of the Day #1362

Get a gum tree branch, stat!

  • Beckoning Chasm

    This looks like a guy who showed up on “Lost in Space” rather a lot. But “Lost in Space” was always shot from a flat perspective, so it would never have had this angle.

  • Ericb

    Just curious, what this week’s theme inspired by the Night Gallery marathon that the Decades channel ran last weekend?

    BTW, has anyone else noticed the new wave of free TV stations running old TV shows and movies. I count three so far, COZI, Decades and gettv. No need for a satellite or cable, I get these stations with my old rabbit ears antenna.

  • bgbear_rnh

    I easily recall this one and being only about 10 I didn’t really get it. Spoiler alert, I now assume it is like a “monster from the id”.

  • zombiewhacker

    The first Wizard of Oz auditions for Scarecrow did NOT go well…

  • Krynoids are always so cutie when they’re young and small…

  • Rock Baker

    Is it’s head suppose to’ve been cut off?

  • Ken_Begg

    Nope, just a coincidence. It’s obviously harder to think of themes now that we’ve done so many of these.

  • KeithB

    MeTV and AntennaTV, too. MeTV runs Svenghoolie on Saturday nights.

  • Flangepart

    Yup. With ST/TOS right before.

  • Flangepart

    Swamp Thing, the pre-teen years.

  • KeithB

    And more in line with the taste of folks on this board, Incredible Hulk and Wonder Woman before that. 8^) (Catspaw will be the Star Trek Episode this weekend.)

  • Eric Hinkle

    Say, anyone hear about Marvel Comics’ latest brainfart disguised as ‘A Bold New Direction’? They had Captain America come out… as a Nazi. Yes, Steve Rogers is and always has been a Bible-banging, gun-owning, heteronormative, whatever the heck else makes you an evil right-wing nut these days, Nazi.

    Part of me remembers when I would have cared. Now it’s just, Eh, what’s their next dumb idea?

  • I think it’s a fake out. I don’t think Cap’s a deep cover Hydra agent any more than I think Deadpool actually killed Peter Parker in the recent Spider-man/Deadpool #4 or Doc Ock did it back in Amazing Spider-man #700. Odds are good there’s going to be mind control involved, or some one (perhaps the Red Skull) meddling with reality (which he has done on several occasions.)

    Even if it is intended to be “true”, the Marvel universe has had in recent years several reality altering events (one of which actually fixed Dr. Doom’s face). I’m sure that in a year or so there’s going to be another such event, setting all of this back to right.

    I’m not saying we should all run out and buy Marvel (though I am tempted to get Spider-man/Deadpool #5 to see how Parker gets out of being shot in the head). I’m just saying this is typical pulp story telling, seeking to draw people in to find out what the hell is happening, and frankly better than some of the stuff DC has been coming out with.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I hope/you probably are right about the fake-out thing, though I lost my faith in Marvel long ago. And I’m not all gassed up over this; my reaction is more to wonder how bad sales must be that they felt the need to use a plotline this goofy.

    That said, back before I stopped reading them I remember way too many comparisons of modern America to Nazi Germany in Cap’s title. It got kind of tiresome after a while.

    “I’m sure that in a year or so there’s going to be another such event, setting all of this back to right.”

    True, but then why should the fans care about any “changes” in the comic if they’ll all be retconned out in a few months?

  • Thing is, change is about the only constant in super hero comics. Even before Peter Parker became a billionaire industrialist (that can’t last) Spider-man wasn’t the same comic it was ten years ago, much less when it started. Back in the day you sometimes went through major upheavals and “everything you know is wrong” moments just with the changing of writers. it’s part of the fun of the genre. At least for me.

  • Try Blake’s 7, Red Dwarf, and other British SF…..

  • Gamera977

    I was thinking awhile back there were enough aliens and monsters on ‘FarScape’ to do at least a month, maybe two.

    Although I’ve really enjoyed the vintage magazine and comic book covers probably most of all.

  • Then there’s Anime and Video Games. Some greats there.

  • MeTV is a Saturday night tradition in Chez Bergman. One of the only things I can get the whole family to sit still for.