Forgotten Flix Weekly Update and Movie Trivia: 01/16/2012

January 16, 2012

Weird Science (1985)by Joel G. Robertson

We had several great answers to last week’s movie-related question: What’s your favorite multi-genre movie?

Mags and Peter both picked From Dusk to Dawn. They both had different reasons… I assume. Also, Shannon suggested Weirdsville (a movie even I hadn’t heard of and had to look up), and Jay recommended one of my personal faves, Big Trouble in Little China!

And, finally, our pal Will from (a FANTASTIC movie review site) had the same problem I often do, picking just one favorite. But he did make sure to point out what he thought of Zone Troopers. I guess he’ll have to wait until our episode next week (#52, which comes out on 1/25) to hear what Jason and I thought!

Thanks to all of you for playing. And be sure to check out this week’s movie trivia question below!

This Week, on episode #51 of the Forgotten Flix Podcast…

It’s The Last Dragon (1985) starring Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, and Julius Carry. Directed by Michael Schultz.

And coming soon…

It’s Weird Science (1985), a sci-fi/comedy written and directed by John Hughes and starring Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, and Kelly LeBrock. about two geeky friends, Gary and Wyatt, who create the “perfect” woman with their home PC, a barbie doll, and bras on their heads. But when their creation, named Lisa, begins to force the boys outside their comfort zone, they learn that growing up isn’t exactly a science… it’s Weird Science!

Call in your feedback by 1/21, so we can include your thoughts on the show! The feedback number is 206.203.0491.

Movie Question of the Week:

In Weird Science, a group of barbarian, bikers crash Wyatt and Gary’s party. Name two of the actors and the movies in which they previously portrayed a “barbarian”. Extra credit if you can guess which of the two movies is one of my personal favorites!

Be sure to leave your answer in the comments section and I’ll mention you in next week’s post if you get it correct!

Special thanks to Kevin Bachelder of the Tuning Into Sci-Fi TV and Saturday B-Movie Reel Podcasts who suggested we send out a weekly update about the next movie we’re covering.

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6 comments on “Forgotten Flix Weekly Update and Movie Trivia: 01/16/2012

  1. Only 2 I can think of in the gang who I knew were michael berryman who was in the hills have eyes and Vernon wells, but don’t know another film for him with that type of role so I’d stab at one of the mad max flicks for some reason.

  2. Peter Nielsen Jan 16, 2012

    I’m with Jay here… The ones that immediately sprung to mind was Michael Berryman as Pluto in “The Hills Have Eyes” and Vernon Wells as Wez from “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior”. But as for which one is your favorite, I have NO idea! “The Road Warrior” is one of my personal favorites, so I’ll go with that one…

  3. Vernon Wells was in Innerspace as Mr Igor… ‘Barbarian’ would be a little far fetched but he had a fake hand 😉

  4. I’ll in with hills have eyes as the favourite. Whats not to love about freaky murderous

  5. Michael Berryman was also in a movie called ‘The Barbarians’. Please let that be your favourite!!

    • Peter Nielsen Jan 16, 2012

      Yup, with the barbarian brothers David and Peter Paul. Good one, Maggie! 🙂

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