Not your kids' Saturday morning cartoon

>> Saturday, October 25, 2008

Since I'm a bit busy today, I'm going to leave you to entertain yourselves and watch a cartoon if you want to--the "Captain Sternn" sequence from 1981's Heavy Metal. No nudity, but language and content are at least PG-13, in case you're at work or something. And in the unlikely event you've never seen this, the green bead is Ultimate Evil, not that that really matters....

Have a great Saturday!


vince Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 1:14:00 PM EDT  

Although most critics panned the movie, I enjoyed it. This is one of the best segments, with Eugene Levy voicing Sternn and Joe Flaherty voicing his lawyer.

Eric Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 3:22:00 PM EDT  

...and yes, to add to Vince's comment, that is the late John Vernon--best known as Dean Wormer from Animal House--as the prosecutor.

Tania Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 4:07:00 PM EDT  

I first saw it as a wee sprout with my Uncle Larry (who had a subscription to the magazine). I'm sure it was not appropriate for my age, but I was a sucker for the Taarakian bit, and still am.

John the Scientist Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 12:35:00 PM EDT  

Heh. I am your unlikely event. Never saw it. Nor Rocky Horror.

Eric Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 2:36:00 PM EDT  

I'm sure we all respect you in spite of that, John. Mostly. ;-)

Random Michelle K Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 5:56:00 PM EDT  

I've never seen it either.

But my mom pretty much forbid cartoons when I was growing up.

Eric Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 6:10:00 PM EDT  

Your Mom would have had a fit over Heavy Metal then: an R-rated animated anthology based on the science-fiction comic-book magazine of the same name, featuring stories/art by people like O'Bannon and Wrightson, music from a variety of bands including Blue Oyster Cult, Cheap Trick and Devo, and of course the segments themselves featured violence, nudity, foul language, extraterrestrial cocaine, zombie bomber pilots....

Hence, a "cult classic," and Tania's Uncle Larry was either the awesomest uncle ever or a bit irresponsible with what he let his nieces and nephews watch. Maybe both. :-)

Random Michelle K Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 7:12:00 PM EDT  

My mom likes to have fits at the drop of a hat, so nothing new there. :)

She also didn't much care for Monty Python and the Holy Grail, so take that was you will.

Tania Monday, October 27, 2008 at 1:13:00 AM EDT  

Both. Uncle Larry was/is a wonderful uncle, the kind that pays attention to what you're interested in, and help you pursue it.

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