Tuesday, August 18, 2009

This Week In Netflix

Alien Trespass (2009) Description from Netflix: This homage to 1950s-era alien invasion flicks stars Eric McCormack as Ted Lewis, an astronomer whose body plays host to an intergalactic bounty hunter named Urp after a spacecraft crashes into a mountain. But Urp isn't the only survivor: A ravenous monster is now roaming the California countryside. With the help of a local waitress (Jenni Baird), it's up to Ted -- or rather, his alien alter ego, Urp -- to save the planet from total annihilation.

This was brilliant! It was a B movie script done with today's technology. It had all the key elements and was just a lot of fun and a great guilty pleasure. I highly recommend.

Will Shakespeare (2-Disc Series) (1978) Description from Netflix: The tragedies, histories and comedies of playwright William Shakespeare are some of the finest in the English language. But in this made-for-television miniseries from the 1970s, the Bard of Avon's own life offers a plot that's just as riveting. Emmy Award winner Tim Curry stars as Shakespeare, with Golden Globe winner Ian McShane co-starring as Shakespeare's fellow playwright and rival, Christopher Marlowe.

Right - Tim Curry and Ian McShane in their prime on a BBC produced show. I thought this was going to be awesome, but I forgot that the BBC sucked until the early 90s. Oh god this was horrible. I tried so hard. It was cool to see Ian McShane so young, but my god was that boring.

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead
(2009) Description from Netflix: While making a routine commute on a London double-decker, Doctor Who (David Tennant) and his fellow passengers are mysteriously transported through a wormhole to a planet inhabited by an endangered anthropomorphic species known as the Tritovore. Aided by the daring cat burglar Lady Christina de Souza (Michelle Ryan), the Doctor sets out to defend the Tritovore from a race of menacing aliens that are plotting to take over their planet.

Disappointing Easter episode. I expected more, but the Doctor really needs a good companion and Michelle Ryan wasn't it. This was especially weak compared to how much Torchwood's "Children of Earth" totally rocked.

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