RetroStrange Movie Night #25: The Phantom Planet (1961), The UFO Incident (1975)

Next episode of Movie Night on Saturday May 15th features a couple of movies about UFOs and aliens. First up is The Phantom Planet, which you may recall from MST3k Season 9.

Closing out the show will be James Earl Jones in what Noah called “The most socially relevant UFO movie you’ll see.”

Just two episodes remain in Season 1 of RetroStrange Movie Night! We’ll be taking a hiatus after Episode 26. Subscribe to our Twitch to make sure you don’t miss out.

RetroStrange Movie Night #23: The Mysterians (1957), Gamera .vs. Gyaos (1967)

Howdy Strangers! Our next RetroStrange Movie Night on April 17th 2021 features more of the giant Japanese monsters we love so much. We’re going back to that sweet sweet Tokusatsu, with The Mysterians AKA Earth Defense Force (1957) and Gamera .vs. Gyaos (1967).

This episode will be simulcast on Twitch and RetroStrange TV starting at 7pm PDT.

Discord invite link: https://discord.gg/ufrzwEmh

RetroStrange TV Is On The Air

The embed above is our live streaming 24/7 TV channel, RetroStrange TV. You can watch it any time, free, at live.retrostrange.com. RSTV currently shows a curated selection of public domain films from RetroStrange Movie Night, and the RetroStrange Safety Squad Archives. Movie Nights will be broadcast on RetroStrange TV, and simulcast on Twitch.

We’re also pleased to announce that RetroStrange TV has become the official broadcasting partner of Divergent League Baseball, and is the streaming home of the What’s The Big Deal archive.

RetroStrange Movie Night #21: Tokusatsu Returns w/ Gamera .vs. Barugon (1966) and Majin The Monster of Terror (1966)

The next movie night is 20 March 2021.

Howdy, Strangers! Thanks to all of you who joined us for Italian Space Opera night on Movie Night last night. It was a good one. We got up to 10 viewers at one point which is pretty good for our goofy little show.

Next episode we’ll be going back to Tokusatsu territory (see Episode 16 – ED) with American dubs of the second Gamera film Gamera .vs. Barugon (1966), and the giant monster revenge tale Majin the Monster of Terror (1966). These two were originally shown as a double-feature in the states back in 1966.

You can blame Sandy Frank for Gamera and American International Pictures for Majin. We hope to see you there.

RetroStrange Movie Night #20: War of the Robots (1978), Star Odyssey (1979)

Poster for RetroStrange Movie Night #20

Howdy, Strangers. Thanks to all of you who showed up for last weekend’s Bruceploitation fest, and a big shout-out to RSMN regulars Joel and Hannah.

Next time, on the 6th of March 2021, we’ll be watching a pair of Italian Space Operas, War of the Robots (aka Reactor) and Star Odyssey (aka Space OdysseyMetallicaCaptive Planet). They’re 2 of a 4-part series of shameless cash grabs by Alfonso Brescia, who tried to Allan Smithee himself by using a pseudonym, but people figured it out.

We hope to see you there, same Bat time, same Bat channel.

RetroStrange Movie Night #19: The Real Bruce Lee (1973), Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave (1976)

Poster for RSMN #19

The next Movie Night is on February 20th, 2021 and will feature a pair of Bruceploitation features.

The Real Bruce Lee (1973), also known as Last Fist of Fury, stars Dragon Lee (credited as “Bruce Lei”) and is a take-off on First of Fury (1972) in which Japan has invaded China and Mr. Lee fights against his foreign oppressors.

Bruce Lee Fights Back From The Grave (1976), also released as Visitor of America, stars Jun Chong (founder, World United Martial Arts Organization) and despite the title only features a single scene about Bruce Lee coming back from the grave. The rest of the plot revolves around a Korean fellow traveling to America to rescue his brother from some criminals.

We hope you’ll join us! As usual, we’ll start at 6:30pm with some safety videos. See you then!

Shout-out to the website Clones of Bruce Lee, an indispensable resource while researching these films.

It’s RetroStrange Movie Night… night! + New Twitch Emojis!

Howdy strangers, I’m producing this week’s show (it’s been a long week) as I type this. We hope you’ll join us for Movie Night #18 at 7pm Pacific! We’ll start off with All the Kind Strangers (aka Evil in the Swamp), have a short (curated) 15 min intermission and end with Werewolf of Washington. If people are still hanging out we’ll take requests and play some more junk until we get tired.

Our Twitch chat has been augmented by the addition of two new emojis, joining the Dick Miller emoji and making a set of three are The Lady (from The Doughnuts) which can be used with extraf8-lady and Edward Everett Horton who can be summoned with extraf8-eeh. They look like this:

Screenshot of emotes in Twitch showing Dick, Eeh, and Lady.

See you tonight!

YouTube Channel and Archive Updates

I’ve been making some updates to our previously kinda-of empty YouTube channel. You can now watch a bunch of previously-watched public domain gems such as Horror Express, A Bucket of Blood, The Terror and Invaders from Space. We’ll be adding more as time and energy allow.

I’ve also gone back and updated the event pages for Movie Night #1 and Movie Night #2 to include these movies as embedded videos, too. You can expect the archives to expand this weekend while we put some elbow grease into it.