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Rocket J. Forklift (Paul-Gabriel Wiener)
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Hi there! There's no place for an "about me" thing in the profile, so I'm posting on my own wall. If you're curious enough to come to this page, maybe you want to know something. So here are a few things, in no particular order:

* I have long names. Call me whatever works. I usually go by "Paul." "Rocky" works here. The full screen name is just there to amuse me.

* "Favorite" episodes are unsorted, and somewhat arbitrary. Depends on my mood when I watched. But I'm generally not one to pick favorites. I enjoy something or not, on its own terms. I don't like pitting them against each other to say which is better or not as good.

* I'm fairly open about stuff, and I like getting to know cool people. Feel free to drop me a line, ask questions, check out my FB profile. Or not. Whatever floats your giant turtle.

That's it for now. Have a MSTie day, and keep circulating the AVI files!


Favorite Episodes

  1. The Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy
    190
  2. Phase IV
    54
  3. SST: Death Flight
    74
  4. Robot Monster
    143
  5. Moon Zero Two
    178
  6. Untamed Youth
    126
  7. Cave Dwellers
    401
  8. Pod People
    526
  9. Catalina Caper
    249
  10. Time of the Apes
    253
  11. War of the Colossal Beast
    207
  12. The Unearthly
    181
  13. The Giant Gila Monster
    228
  14. Teenagers from Outer Space
    262
  15. Attack of the Giant Leeches
    197
  16. Hercules Unchained
    169
  17. Mighty Jack
    160
  18. Star Force: Fugitive Alien II
    238
  19. Fugitive Alien
    308
  20. The Magic Sword
    192
  21. Hercules and the Captive Women
    146
  22. Fire Maidens of Outer Space
    208
  23. The Rebel Set
    149
  24. The Human Duplicators
    194
  25. Bride of the Monster
    216
  26. Manos: The Hands of Fate
    637
  27. Warrior of the Lost World
    304
  28. Secret Agent Super Dragon
    200
  29. The Magic Voyage of Sinbad
    197
  30. Operation Double 007
    215
  31. The Girl in Lovers Lane
    209
  32. Gunslinger
    150
  33. Mitchell
    539
  34. The Wild World of Batwoman
    215
  35. Alien from L.A.
    257
  36. Outlaw of Gor
    292
  37. Radar Secret Service
    208
  38. 12 to the Moon
    185
  39. The Skydivers
    252
  40. Last of the Wild Horses
    150
  41. The Starfighters
    220

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517 - Beginning of the End - over 4 years ago
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Here's a little continuity error I noticed for those of us interested in aviation.

In this movie the General says that "Warshington" has dispatched a B-52 armed with an A Bomb to wipe out the locusts in Chicago (as if an A Bomb would do less damage than a bunch of big grasshoppers). But when he contacts the plane by radio, the stock footage shows a Convair B-36.

I know it's hard to believe that a high quality production like this could make that kind of glaring error, but there it is.

Remember : Aviate, Navigate & Communicate.


Joel Robinson is an epic dickweed in Soultaker. Discuss.
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So I'm about to reveal myself as the overly analytical shameless dweeb that I am, but I gotta throw this out there. Does anyone else get cheesed off watching Soultaker? Specifically, that whole part where Joel merrily leaves M&tB stranded in space and does so with enough self-righteous bravado to put every televangelist on earth to shame? Okay, so obs M&tB can't actually be rescued since that'd kinda kill the show and stuff, but there were a ton of in-show ways they could have gotten Joel off the ship, kept M&tB aboard, and not had Joel acting like the biggest jackass this side of Castle Forrester. (Hell, at least the peeps on Team Forrester openly admit to being evil\sadistic\batshit insane when *they* joyfully strand people in space!)

Joel's escape in Mitchell was one thing - Gypsy surprise!booted him out to save his arse after he point-blank told her he'd never willingly leave. Okay, fine. But then he shows back up in Soultaker to fix the ship and...what, campaign for a spot on Jerry Springer's "Deadbeat Dads and the Bots Who Love Them" holiday special? He’s so content to gleefully ditch his creations after they get all excited to see him again, it’s flippin' twisted! Major league douche move there, buddy, f'realz.

Am I the only one totally bothered by this? I get that the skit is\was supposed to be lulzy, and maybe on the surface it is, but the undercurrent just feels icky and wrong, like someone put this warped dark twist on J&TB’s usual whimsy and warmth, and not in the “hilariously dark riff that makes you laugh and cringe at the same time” sort of way. It's more like a Mirror Universe sort of way, except this wasn’t a mirror universe! (OR WAS IT?!) IDK. This ep totally puts me off the character of Joel Robinson, or at least makes me wrinkle my nose a little, and that ain't right! Someone PLEASE explain that I'm missing the point. Flame me! Kick my ass! Tell me I'm wrong and tell me exactly why! I hate disliking a character I love, and I want...nay, need to make sense of this madness! (Also, preemptive bronx cheer to anyone who pulls the "Repeat to yourself it's just a show" line. That's only applicable to science facts, not speculative character analysis. So there.)


No comments or laighs please
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201 - Rocketship X-M - 8 months ago
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The target audience for this movie is sexist, scientifically illiterate, believes the government should be able to troll the press and tell them what to write regardless of what they see, and yet desperately needs to have it explained that starting a nuclear war is a bad thing. On reflection, this movie was way ahead of its time.


...and this week.....
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....and this week....
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Caption This!
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I'll just be doing these once a week so they don;t dominate the forum.


K14 - Mighty Jack - over 2 years ago
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Crow: He looks like Frank Conniff!
Wait a second! Frank doesn't join the cast for another year and a half! Who knew Trace already knew him?


That is one big (plot) hole...
302 - Gamera - 10 months ago
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So the movie starts off with a (presumably Russian) stealth bomber carrying a nuclear payload across the Arctic towards the US mainland, ready to set off WWIII.

The movie ends with the successful launch of "Z Plan." Z Plan consists of a gigantic rocket, big enough to fit a 200+ foot monster in the nose cone, a rocket engine which must be nearly half a mile high with gantry all buried in a subterranean facility, the necessary motors to lift that all up for launch, with a retractable pad over it sporting gigantic flamethrowers. All of which has to have been purpose-built for Gamera. (All under the assumption that every other measure would fail.)

Which means that the governments of the world came together, agreed on a design team, approved the design, agreed on who would provide what parts and resources, dug a hole half a mile deep, built a platform to raise and lower the entire assembly, constructed an electrified dome larger than most buildings, constructed a rocket engine roughly the size of the largest skyscaper on Earth today, and assembled it all. Not to mention the transportation infrastructure to get all the parts and materials there. And everything you need to feed and house the workers. And they did all this on a remote island, so it all had to be shipped there...

Look up what it took just to pour the concrete frame of the Hoover Dam. With them pouring new layers even as the lower ones set, working continuous shifts 24/7, 364 days a year, it took two years. And the construction of onsite factories just to make the enormous metal buckets to carry and pour it. And special train lines to bring the materials over. And an entire city for the workers. And that's just for the concrete shell. And pouring a concrete shell around the hole containing the rocket and gantry would be an even bigger project.

In... how much time? They say at the coal plant that they need to hold Gamera there for 24 hours to give the team time to build Z Plan. Even if that's just finishing construction... Is there any indication whatsoever that it's more than a couple of weeks from the beginning of the movie to the end?


Recent Riffs

311 - It Conquered the World - over 2 years ago
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He never used to make deals with the devil before...


607 - Bloodlust - over 2 years ago
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Thank you for your request to come pick you up. We are sorry to inform you that we cannot...


414 - Tormented - over 2 years ago
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Charles Moffett...


K09 - Phase IV - over 2 years ago
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Servo: Come on, Joel! We're joshing you!
(Does it count as a riff if it's in a host segment? What if it's meta?)


424 - Manos: The Hands of Fate - over 2 years ago
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So. So, I told Gary that I was going on this vacation. So he goes, "Well, then, I'm goin' huntin' with Jeff next weekend." Well, then, that's when we were at Nigh's. Well, then Lou sang Fernando, and Gary, oh he sings so good. You should meet Jeff sometime. Do you like Barry Manilow songs? I know that farmers need rain, but when it's damp like this, my hair just explodes! Just explodes. Ooo, I'm feeling kinda gassy. McNuggets, they make me so gassy, you know all that grease, you know. It really helps if you drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. But you know sometimes I drink 5, sometimes I drink 9 to make up for the other 3 I didn't drink. Coffee and diet drinks don't count, either. You know, this is pretty country, isn't it? You know it's really kind of a blessing in disguise that I didn't get accepted to college, huh? You know, I'm going to have to revise my twenty year plan, but... Oh, did I tell you about my twenty year plan? Okay, well. Okay, listen here. In year one, this is the year where I'm going to take off those extra seven pounds. You know that's equal to seven pounds of butter? Heh heh heh! So it's like I'm wearin' seven pounds of butter! Ha! Eh, oh... Where was I? Oh, oh yes. So my aunt and uncle here were celebrating their twentieth anniversary. My uncle wanted to sing Sunrise, Sunset. He wanted me to sing that, and I haven't sung that since Cindy's wedding, and, well, she never thanked me for that. Well, I'm still, uh... Well, she's probably really busy and all...


K15 - Superdome - 10 months ago
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"Show them a quarterback and all they see is a capitol asset..."
Only off by two letters.


K14 - Mighty Jack - 10 months ago
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He looks like Frank Conniff.


K14 - Mighty Jack - 10 months ago
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They dubbed his fingers!


K14 - Mighty Jack - 10 months ago
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What some street performers will do to get an audience...


K10 - Cosmic Princess - 10 months ago
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It's the gorilla his dreams.


311 - It Conquered the World - over 2 years ago
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Hey, where's the voiceover guy? Did he go to the bathroom or something?


108 - The Slime People - over 2 years ago
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"Did you actually see the wall?" No, I saw them on the Dark Side of the Moon tour.