Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
Raul Julia plays Aram Fingal, a very intelligent computer programmer and a very bored man in the employ of Novicorp, a mega-corporation that exists somewhere in the future. When caught watching "Casablanca" at his desk, Fingal is required to undergo rehabilitation therapy called "doppling." However, Fingal's body is misplaced and he is transferred into a computer while the body is located
Mom... My Nuts.
This film is smarter than I remembered, but still good fodder for the season eight finale.
Wow...Raul Julia...buddy...how did you get suckered into this garbage? Awful acting, even worse writing, and some of the worst special effects you've ever seen. The names of items are hilarious - they repeatedly refer to a food called "Flabofive" and a drink called "Reconst" - who the hell wrote this shit? "FINGALLLL!!!" This is a classic if you like MST3k - 2/10 as a movie 8/10 as an MST3k feature.
I first saw this movie as an MST3K episode, and even as a young'un I thought, "well this isn't nearly as bad as it's made out to be!" As an adult I feel that its status as a "bad" movie to be ridiculed is even more unjustified. It was shot on video for public television, so the image retains that rich color bleed endemic to magnetic tape. The video effects on display are certainly not ground-breaking, but they serve the story in a utilitarian way that isn't distracting (a lesson that should be heeded by today's summer blockbuster cannon fodder) - and viewing the film in the context of other sf films with a similar bent (namely Brazil and Existenz)…