Review of “The Crawling Eye” (1958)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie offering. This is our second time watching the movie with Svengoolie. I fell asleep the first time. I must have been really tired. Alas! That bottle of white zinfandel from 1993 outlived its usefulness. Maybe if we wait a hundred years, we could have used itContinue reading “Review of “The Crawling Eye” (1958)”

Review of “Beloved” by T. R. Siebert

Plot:The narrator has a new boyfriend, which is charming. Complicating things, however, is that the boyfriend is “a planet-devouring cloud of nanobots the size of Jupiter.” Since the people of earth will soon fire a rocket into the beloved’s heart, some decisions have to be made. Thoughts:An aura of surrealism permeates this odd little tale.Continue reading “Review of “Beloved” by T. R. Siebert”

Review of “The Thing from Another World” (1951)

And now before giving you the details of the battle, I bring you a warning: Everyone of you listening to my voice, tell the world, tell this to everybody wherever they are. Watch the skies. Everywhere. Keep looking. Keep watching the skies.

Review of “A Kept Species” by Jamie Wahls

Plot: The story looks back at the alien invasion: The aliens [sic]ships deployed missiles the size of roses’ thorns, and sleeted down over our cities. They interfaced with the internet, uploaded themselves into our computers and phones, and seized control. When people cry out, asking what the aliens want, the only answer they receive isContinue reading “Review of “A Kept Species” by Jamie Wahls”

Review of “Just Deserts” by Gordon Pinckheard

Plot: An alien ship drifts to earth and lands in a field outside Liverpool, England. The area is cordoned off and, much to the delight of the scientists, an Alien is recovered. It is promptly taken to a prison. The Alien is banged up, with patches of its surface skin torn off and its limbsContinue reading “Review of “Just Deserts” by Gordon Pinckheard”

Review of “Teenagers from Outer Space”

Plot: Aliens have come to earth to find a place to graze their dangerous and fast-growing “gargons,” lobster-like critters they use for food. A pesky dog barks at their flying saucer when it lands, so crew member Thor (Bryan Grant—not the god) whips out his ray gun and zaps him. Poor Sparky is left asContinue reading “Review of “Teenagers from Outer Space””

Review of “Some Form of Contact” by Marie Vibbert

Plot: Jody climbs up to the apartment roof, followed by Mick, the hottest guy in the apartment complex. Instead of paying attention to her, he sits down on an air conditioner housing and pulls out his phone. “This is the perfect place to watch invasion footage uninterrupted,” he tells her. The alien ships have appearedContinue reading “Review of “Some Form of Contact” by Marie Vibbert”