March 28th, 2011

NCC-1701 Nebula 1

You can be synthetic. Just don't be stupid. (Aliens coming to the Bagdad)

A screening five years in the making (25 if you count when the film came out):

James Cameron's Aliens (1986) is the first second* encore film Cort and Bobby "Fatboy" Roberts have shown in the five-year history of their Midnight Movies. Their first screening of it in early June 2006 was marred by several in the audience who thought it was their job to yell dumbly and drunkenly at the screen. (Bobby details it in the Facebook announcement of the show.)

By coincidence, it was almost the first Cort and Fatboy Midnight Movie I ever attended. But I didn't go, because I needed to wake up early the next day for a special trip to Eugene, and decided to save my energy for that. I both kind of wish I'd gone to the film and know why it's good I didn't.

It'll be good that I get to this one. This Friday. The Bagdad. Doors at 10:00, film around 11:00 (with a trailer reel beforehand with previews of films that Cort and Bobby will show later this year). 21 and over, $3 admission. Sponsored by, the Portland Mercury, Ground Kontrol arcade and Things From Another World.

* I unintentionally lied. I forgot that they re-showed Terry Gilliam's film version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas because when they first showed it, one entire reel of the film was shown wrong and then the film broke, and they weren't able to finish it. The next screening went with no such hitches.