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Reply #60 - Mar 13th, 2015 at 4:36pm

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da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 3:58pm:
L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 2:12pm:
Frank is correct. BEGINNING OR THE END was at SF/10. Bruce liked to introduce the documentary format to the Marathon. He was behind WORLD OF TOMORROW and considered THE ATOMIC CAFE as well (Atomic has played in Ohio). BEGINNING is a docu-drama. For the record, I really like WORLD OF TOMORROW and ATOMIC CAFE as movies (BEGINNING is ok, if too dry). BUT, as Marathon films? Not so much.

sas wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:14pm:



I will always remain convinced they thought they were getting the giant grasshopper film when they booked it.


NOPE. NOT. WHAT. HAPPENED.
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Reply #61 - Mar 13th, 2015 at 6:49pm

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L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 4:36pm:
da_Bunnyman wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 3:58pm:
L.A. Connection wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 2:12pm:
Frank is correct. BEGINNING OR THE END was at SF/10. Bruce liked to introduce the documentary format to the Marathon. He was behind WORLD OF TOMORROW and considered THE ATOMIC CAFE as well (Atomic has played in Ohio). BEGINNING is a docu-drama. For the record, I really like WORLD OF TOMORROW and ATOMIC CAFE as movies (BEGINNING is ok, if too dry). BUT, as Marathon films? Not so much.

sas wrote on Mar 13th, 2015 at 1:14pm:



I will always remain convinced they thought they were getting the giant grasshopper film when they booked it.


NOPE. NOT. WHAT. HAPPENED.


Yeah I know, but you have to admit it's a real odd man out title from the marathon's history with no connection to sci-fi, fantasy or horror. Even the documentaries have some connection.
 

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Reply #62 - Mar 14th, 2015 at 12:59am

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Definitely not what happened.  I supplied posters for that marathon and I showed up with the grasshopper movie poster Beginning of the End thinking that they had made a mistake.  When I showed them the one sheet, I was told that we were in fact showing Beginning Or The End although they felt that the giant grasshopper movie looked better.  They did indeed know the movie they were getting was the A-bomb movie and not the Bert I Gordon movie.
 

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Reply #63 - Feb 3rd, 2018 at 7:56pm

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SF42 lists The Rockeer. Should be The Rocketeer.
 
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Reply #64 - Feb 3rd, 2018 at 11:24pm

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Dinsdale wrote on Feb 3rd, 2018 at 7:56pm:
SF42 lists The Rockeer. Should be The Rocketeer.


Eagle eye! Finding that one after 299,323 lines of text!!!

Fixed. thank you
 
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Reply #65 - Feb 4th, 2018 at 11:44am

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Frank wrote on Mar 14th, 2015 at 12:59am:
Definitely not what happened. I supplied posters for that marathon and I showed up with the grasshopper movie poster Beginning of the End thinking that they had made a mistake. When I showed them the one sheet, I was told that we were in fact showing Beginning Or The End although they felt that the giant grasshopper movie looked better. They did indeed know the movie they were getting was the A-bomb movie and not the Bert I Gordon movie.

there was also a "first men on the moon" "first men in the moon" debacle in marathon history.
 
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Reply #66 - Feb 4th, 2018 at 6:33pm

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i am kirok wrote on Feb 4th, 2018 at 11:44am:
[quote author=4B7F6C636652587F6F6C63620D0 link=1319772319/62#62 date=1426312791
there was also a "first men on the moon" "first men in the moon" debacle in marathon history.


Referring to WHAT exactly??
 
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Reply #67 - Feb 4th, 2018 at 6:56pm

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the schedule said "first men on the moon" and it was "first men in the moon"
 
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Reply #68 - Feb 5th, 2018 at 1:02am

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i am kirok wrote on Feb 4th, 2018 at 6:56pm:
the schedule said "first men on the moon" and it was "first men in the moon"


Which "schedule"?
 
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Reply #69 - Dec 29th, 2019 at 3:58pm

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No mention found for the In Memorium videos that have been played at the 'Thon for the past several years.
 
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Reply #70 - Dec 29th, 2019 at 4:15pm

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Dinsdale wrote on Dec 29th, 2019 at 3:58pm:
No mention found for the In Memorium videos that have been played at the 'Thon for the past several years.

They are listed under Shorts with
 
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Reply #71 - Dec 29th, 2019 at 4:34pm

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Great! Thanks

They are listed under Shorts with [/quote]
 
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Reply #72 - Mar 24th, 2022 at 4:44am

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R_F_Fineman wrote on Oct 28th, 2011 at 10:00am:
It's great to see that the list is back up.

I'd like to fill in a couple of themes to the years.

According to my T-shirt:

SF 21 (1996) was "Twisted Tales of Time". Amazingly, at least eight of them had a time travel element! (It's hard to say what "Niagrivation" was about except that it did transport us an hour and a half into the future.) A great theme year!

According to my old programs:

SF 22 (1997) was actually "Alien Invasion". There was a mutant year (02') but SF22 featured six attacks, three from those pesky martians (four if you count Marvin) and a couple of innocent alien bystanders mistaken for invaders.

SF 24 (1999) gave us Mad Doctors. The program featured a picture of Doctor Cyclops and the tag "Boston's Sleep Deprived Laboratory of Cinematic Excess". Among the psychotic PhD's: Dr X, Dr Xavier, Dr Evil, Dr Krank, Dr Morbius, Drs. Victor and Froedrick Frankensteen, plus William Schallert and Victoria Vetri all in need of professional help.

SF 27 (2002) was "Mutants R' Us" Among the theme films were "X-Men", "Omega Man", "These Are The Damned" and "Evolution",

SF 34 (2009) was "Aliens Attack" and indeed it was crawling with invading, raiding, killing, tresspassing, and body stealing aliens. Smiley

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