Dec 15

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Jonathan Comments: Planet of the Gum Shoes vs Attack of the Giant Kinder Egg.

Published 1971

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 7.75 out of 10)

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12 Responses to “The Monitors”

  1. A. R. Yngve Says:

    Build your own Kinder Surprise full-scale replica of the Hindenburg!

  2. THX 1139 Says:

    Is this the egg The Maltese Falcon emerged from?

  3. fred Says:

    The giant breast from Woody Allen’s ‘Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex* But Were Afraid To Ask’ has learned to fly and is hunting for dicks.

  4. Tat Wood Says:

    The Shamus front and centre looks enough like Patrick McGoohan for me to wonder if this is the lost episode of ‘The Prisoner’ where Rover gatecrashed Number Six’s amateur producton of ‘Guys and Dolls’.

  5. Francis Boyle Says:

    Sometimes a giant yellow blob is just a giant yellow blob but this time I’m prepared to go with freakin’ huge penis

    — increasingly not Sigmund Freud.

  6. Bibliomancer Says:

    The yolk’s on these guys!

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    “Doesn’t anybody back there have the courtesy to say BEHIND YOU! at least?”

  8. Bruce A Munro Says:

    “Crowd of 1950s dudes crushed by giant symbolic representation of The Bomb.”

    I vaguely remember the Monitors wearing yellow outfits and having personal force-fields, but I can’t really connect that to this oversized yellow dirigible.

  9. GSS ex-noob Says:

    First off, GSS to Jonathan for his art direction.

    Further GSS to, well, everyone. En fuego today, amigos!

    GSS with cluster to fred and Tat.

    @Bruce: now that you say that, I too vaguely remember it. But if neither of us remember the giant floating egg, can it have been too important to the story?

    There was a movie of this in 1969!

  10. Bruce A Munro Says:

    Huh. And still no Retief of the CDT TV series?

    (Interesting to see that it was the first film outing of the Second City Comedy Troupe. Clearly done on a limited budget, since the aliens now wear black overcoats and bowler hats [1] and use spray cans to pacify people.)

    [1] Admittedly more fashionable than what they were wearing in the book.

  11. JJYoyo Says:

    Me: I’d like my eggs sunny side up.
    Mayflower SF: How about your suns eggy-side up?

  12. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Bruce: Lots of good people involved with the movie, but it still looks like it flopped. I guess the limited budget didn’t help.

    With everyone today realizing government bureaucracies suck, dark comedies being popular, CGI aliens cheap, and snarky heroes the norm, I’m really surprised no one’s tried a Retief series.

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