Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nuclear Winter Wonderland


Ya gotta love the Sci-Fi Channel.

It's the day before Christmas Eve and, just to get everybody into the holiday spirit, they're showing The Day After.

Merry Christmas -- you're dead.

13 comments:

Mr. Controversy said...

It's only because they're saving "Shark Attack 4: The Revenge of Megalodon" and "Decoys 3: Sorority of Blood" as Christmas Presents to us, the lucky viewers.

Which prompts one to question: "What are Bravo and Lifetime going to do for counterprogramming?"

Chez said...

Bravo's showing one of their gay neo-minstrel show marathons.

Or maybe a bunch of episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County -- ungrateful, spoiled whores who should also be dragged to the guillotine, by the way.

Al said...

Lawrence, Kansas?

Sheesh, I still remember the girl with the orange and I saw that movie what...20 years ago?

Chez said...

25 years ago -- 1983 if I remember correctly.

What's interesting is that Sci-Fi cut out all the people being vaporized. I get that even by today the infinitely higher-tech special effects standards of today, it's kind of a horrifying series of images.

But for God's sake -- this is the network that shows dinosaurs ripping people's faces off and "Mansquito" cutting people in half.

Amy said...

I remember looking forward to watching this movie.

Seriously, nothing beats a good disaster movie.

I watched this on scifi not too long ago, and was amazed at all the people I recognized in this.

Ah.. memories. (aka, God, I'm old.)

Deacon Blue said...

They're probably saving "Santa Claws" and "Silent Night, Deadly Night" for a Christmas Day double feature.

Alex said...

Well, might as well play with this too: Google Ground Zero.

nancy said...

I'll be watching "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians", myself. (of COURSE the MST3K version)

Captain Babypants said...

Surely there's a Law & Order marathon somewhere.

unrelatedcontent said...

The Day After may be the most depressing film of all time.

Appropriate, IMO.

Pink Kitty said...

I saw that movie when I was 14. I lived near Lawrence, KS and some of my friends were extras. It creeps me out!

Anonymous said...

"This is Lawrence, Kansas. Is anybody out there? Anybody at all?" //c

Harris said...

Seems appropriate. Today, my employer essentially said, "Merry Christmas. We're going to have layoffs next year." He wouldn't even say "layoffs." The dick.