Monster of the Day #66

*snap* *snap*
“When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way
from your frst cigarette to your last dyin’ day…”

Also the answer to, “How do I keep my garden sheds additionally secure?”

  • P Stroud

    Morlock line dancing!

  • Ericb

    “Ladies and gentelmen, your 802,701 National League All Stars!”

  • Gamera

    Well, they’re slimy degenerate looking guys that prey on pretty but vapid Hollywood types.

    My guess it that they’re Micheal Moorelocks.

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself…

  • BT

    When I was very young, until probably 10 years of age, my older brothers had me convinced that these particular monsters were called Pollacks.

  • BeckoningChasm

    Those guys look way too out of shape to be much of a threat. You could defeat them by setting up a couch, several bags of chips, and a DVD showing a loop of hockey fights.

  • Rock Baker

    We had the tape for this when I was a kid, plus TNT used to show it a lot, so I saw quite a bit of the Morlocks growing up. I think they come off creepier thru adult eyes because you have a better grasp of their dynamic with the Eloy, and understand exactly what they’re doing to them (sorta like The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, when the beat cop gets picked up and eaten alive. You don’t think much of it as a kid, but as an adult all I can think is “what a horrible way to die”).

  • BeckoningChasm

    One of the best aspects of The Time Machine is how they actually show the machine traveling through time (“traveling without moving” as they said in Dune). And what happens to the dead Morlock is pretty startling to this day.

    I have that DVD, I should watch it again.

  • Rock Baker

    This is off topic, but Godzilla fans should check this out:

  • Morlocks aren’t combat-oriented. They’re more like the IT guys for their future world. I would totally hire a morlock to keep my systems up and running.

    I assume I’m not the only one to completely sympathize and identify with the morlocks both in the novel and in all film adaptations.

  • John Nowak

    “Eloi, Eloi,” Whine, kvetch… yeah, the Morlocks had spirit. I’d bet a Morlock would rescue a girl who fell in a river.

    Food is all the Eloi are good for.

  • BeckoningChasm

    Yeah, the Eloi pretty much just lie around, eat, rest, and so on. They’re a lot like cats, actually.