Yesterday Bleeding Cool shared the trailer for Plan 9, a new remake of the Edward D. Wood, Jr classic Plan 9 From Outer Space.
At least they kept the speech by Criswell!
Now we here at the L.E.M.U.R. Comics Blog are incredibly huge fans of the original, though it seems to me remaking the film is a no-win situation. If you make a good movie it defeats the point of Plan 9 and you alienate your base, and if you make a bad movie it’s already been done.
Still, if you’re going to make a movie you should do it right. Here are the 10 things that should absolutely, definitely, 100% be in the remake.
- Scenes that cut between night and day
- Effeminate aliens
- A lead character who keeps his face covered at all times
- Elvira, Mistress of the Night as a replacement for Vampira
- A space station shaped like a breast
- Buffalo (this is from another movie, but still necessary)
- Scenes that take place in an airplane
- A guy scratching his head with a gun
- Macho Man Randy Savage as a replacement for Tor Johnson
What did I miss? Is there something that no Plan 9 remake should leave out? Hit us up in the comments section.
I hadn’t realized how long it’s been since I threw up a list of links until I opened up Firefox and it took 17 minutes to launch. Here’s the noteworthy linkage for the last 9 months.
- Quickly following in DC’s footsteps, Archie drops the Comics Code seal. Rich Johnston investigates further, and finds more than I had always heard, which is that the Code is just an empty office that collects checks and the publishers police themselves. Newsarama does it’s own digging, as well. And then finds out who’s been doing the work for the past two years.
- Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve found it fascinating to see how these production proofs of Detective #27 differ from the published product. Why/how would the art change?
- Marvel (again) announces they’ll be keeping cover prices down at $2.99. Suuuuuuuuure, they will…
- R.I.P. Wizard Magazine. They were perfect for getting middle school kids into comics, but not so good for growing up with.
- Confidential to Matt. I’ve looked EVERYWHERE for a picture of the guy from WWN. Is there an old archive somewhere?
- Also for Matt, Dan Jurgens is headed back to Booster Gold.
- Spider-Man joins the Future Foundation. Which is a great idea, but why does he change his costume? Is Reed finally sharing his unstable molecules with the world or does Peter not anyone to recognize him?
- The Onion AV Club takes a look at Legends of the Superheroes. Matt and I had the dubious pleasure of watching these a couple summers ago, but I can’t imagine DVD-quality makes it any more bearable.
- The new Godzilla comic gets 80 variants! I’m usually against variants, but the chance to get a copy with your comic shop on the cover is pretty cool. Whoever does the data entry for Chuck Rozanski and Peter Bickford will be having an aneurysm, though.
Just in case you haven’t been willing to read the first episode online.
Friend of the blog, Southall, sent me this link today. If nothing else, the image is really nifty. I fail because I ddin’t know Sinister had a kid.
I’m sure most folks have seen these already, but I just thought I’d throw up the most recent Marvel movie photos making the rounds.
X-Men: First Class – in which I recognize only Mystique and Emma Frost
Spider-Man – in which they reinvent the wheel
Captain America – in which Chris Evans is safely prepared to ride a motorcycle
Wow, it’s been a while since we had a good link roundup. Don’t worry, I’ve been saving them up.
I was very excited — at least for your humble L.E.M.U.R. Comics Blog writers — to see today that comiXology has announced a beta client of their application for the Android operating system. Finally, there’s something I can do while I drive other than text Matt.*