Mick Farren has personal observations on the horror, the horror.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
SPACE OPERA VIDEO SPECIAL
In my travels, and to my amazement, I stumbled today across a complete episode of the Galaxy Rangers – the somewhat demented space cowboy animation show from the 1980s for which I penned a number of scripts – and it turned that this one, titled “Rogue Arm”, which was one of the ones that I wrote. But, before you get too excited, I have some warnings. The show was terminally dumb and us writers – our pals HCB and Aeswiren also labored on the series – were severely constrained in what we could do. (But we were paid handsomely for being messed around and dumbed down by the producers and backers so we did what was required and complained all the way to the bank.) There are also a lot of commercials in the clip, and some of the plot ideas are shamelessly stolen from Alien and the horror classic The Beast With Five Fingers, but it’s a bunch of odd retro-fun. So click here.