Pastor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Apocalypse
Well “Rapture Day” has come & gone & I haven’t heard of any mass disappearances (Maybe there were so few genuine believers, no one noticed. Uh Oh!). Aside from the usual world chaos, nothing catostrophic has happened …. so far. Of course we have up to a few days before Halloween (Five months.) before Mr. Campings’ prophecy concludes with the worlds’ fiery destruction. Which makes me wonder. Is he trying to pull an “Orson Welles” on us?
Halloween time, 1938: “The Columbia Broadcasting System & The Mercury Theater On the Air presents, The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.” Que the music.
As for me, I am a bit disappointed. In all the time I’ve spent collecting movies, cartoons, & anime, I was looking forward to “The Great Tribulation” (Which isn’t actually mentioned in the Bible, at least not in capitol letters.). I like my special effects & this period of chaos had better deliver when it does arrive.
Aside from the flood/fire/famine/war/pestilence etc., I want more! Godzilla, Mothra, Rhodan, mad scientists, alien invasion, you betcha! Giant robots (Preferably NOT piloted by angsty, liquid breathing adolescents with attitudes!), flesh eating zombies, ….. piranas! Music by Yoko Kanno, Dick Wagner, & Spike Jones. Co-produced/directed by Hayao Miyazaki & Edward D. Wood Jr. A Walt Disney presentation. Oh Yeah!
Article copyright © 5-22-2011 Jay Agan
This article originally posted at Jays TeeVee.
For a little “end of the world” click here. Might as well celebrate Christmas early.
For a slightly more serious take on this past nonevent click here.