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  • Ömer the Tourist in Star Trek 1973

    ★★★★ Watched 31 Jul, 2014

    Ömer the Tourist (Sadri Alışık), star of 7 other Turkish comedies, in a reworking of the 1969 Star Trek episode The Man Trap.

    The description “the Enterprise picks up a hobo” is as accurate as it gets.

  • The Incredible Melting Man 1977

    ★★★½ Watched 20 Jul, 2014

    Like so many of the films that received the MST3K treatment, THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN never got the appreciation it deserves. Released in 1977, it echoes the hostile welcome encountered by many returned Vietnam veterans, their physical and mental scars still a common sight on the streets of North America. This makes TIMM a highly critical piece of 1970s horror, and US societal history:

    Steve West (Alex Rebar), an astronaut, wakes up in a military hospital after being exposed to…

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