Monster of the Day #1658 Updated on November 8, 2017 By Ken Begg 16 Comments I woke up to go to work and realized I had nothing set up. So…here’s a FMF cover. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1696 (Jan 19, 2018) Monster of the Day #1696 (Jan 18, 2018) Monster of the Day #1695 (Jan 17, 2018) Monster of the Day #1694 (Jan 16, 2018) Monster of the Day #1693 (Jan 11, 2018) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Beckoning Chasm I don’t think I ever saw an episode of that show. KeithB At our church back when this was on the air, one of our pastors got a prop giant shoe from the show and put it in the foyer with a sign saying “take a step for Jesus”, or something like that. Cool seeing the prop, though. Now who is the monster, here? Cullen Waters If the show could have pulled off a moment like that it would be better remembered today… sandra I guess the plan is to stick the safety pin in the snake’s mouth so it can’t close its jaw then run away and hope not to meet any giant ants, spiders etc. Ericb Yeah, the snake is the normal size for its planet, it’s the tiny humans who are the aliens. So that might make them tiny, non-scary “monsters”. Rock Baker This was also the box art for the Aurora plastic kit based on the series, which was a depiction of the same scene. Rock Baker That’s really cool! KeithB One of the perks of growing up in Southern California. Eric Hinkle Talking about bad TV, has anyone here heard about the plans Warner Bros. and (apparently) Amazon have to make a Lord of the Rings TV show? Flangepart What? What are they think- Oh, right. Why do I ask… Eric Hinkle I shudder to think how they’ll ‘improve’ Tolkien’s work and make him ‘relevant’. Cullen Waters Off topic, but the Criterion Collection now has a ton of Showa era Godzillas in its collection (including non Godzilla films such as Rodan and War of the Gargantuas) rtpoeman I $u$pect that given how the Tolkein e$tate kept publi$hing book after book after book on Middle Earth ba$ed on hi$ note$ and all, and fan$ kept buying and buying them, that it’$ a $eriou$ attempt to promote Tolkein’$ legacy a$ a writer. What el$e could it po$$ibly be? Eric Hinkle Are they available on DVD yet? Eric Hinkle Last I heard the Tolkien estate wasn’t interested in any of this, but they’re going forward with it somehow. Maybe it’s based on the version of Middle-earth from the movies, And if his kids do approve, what’s wrong with them selling something people want to buy that they have a legal right to sell? Cullen Waters Not from what I’ve read, but they are streaming for Starz.