Every now and then, my flatemate and I argue about whose responsible for the ongoing #TrashyTuesdayMovie phenomenon. I say the blame is entirely his, since he’s the one who maintains the schedule and the associated wiki and generally makes sure that we have copies of the movie. He blames me on account of the fact that I continue to show up and tweet every week, and I keep talking it up among people I know. Also, that people I know keep adding fucking films to the list.
I think, with the creation of a banner graphic to accompany this post, I have officially lost the argument. Not that it’s a great banner, nor even likely to be the final version, but I was having a slow evening and felt the need to crack open photoshop.
Tonight we’re going to kick off the first of Six goddamn Josh Kirby films, which I gather are actually one long film that’s been broken up into arcs. We both blame Jason Fischer for this, since we didn’t even know Josh Kirby existed until he foisted Quest of the Delta Knights on us, which led to some furious IMDB searching in order to keep ourselves from nodding off while watching the film. The lead of Delta Knights went on to make Josh Kirby. So did a young Charisma Carpenter.
That wasn’t what sold us on the series. We were totally lured in by the titles: Josh Kirby: Planet of the Dino-Knights; Josh Kirby: The Human Pets; Josh Kirby: Trapped in Toyworld. We fell for this ’cause we’re suckers. And ’cause the titles are fucking awesome.
If you’d care to join us, we’ll be kicking off the twitter-slaught from 7:30 Brisbane time. If you hit the #TrashyTuesdayMovie tag, you should be able to find whoever has gathered for this week’s hi-jinx.
That’s not what I’m posting about.
I’m posting ’cause I need your help.
Y’see, I kinda had fun writing up the #TrashyTuesdayWritingSchool post for Robot Jox last week, and it seems that a bunch of people enjoyed it enough to share the link around. So I’m thinking I’ll write a couple more of them – I’m not sure how many yet, but I figure I can keep going until I get bored or start repeating myself.
But there’s no fucking way I’m writing a series of posts about the Josh Kirby series until we’re done watching it, lest the posts consist primarily of me writing don’t sell me a movie that is not a finished goddamn movie.
So I need you to cast an eye over the other #TrashyTuesdayMovies we’ve watched and pick a handful you’d like to see written up. You can go spend some quality time on the wiki where we archive the tweets if you want to get a feel for what we thought when we watched them/figure out what will cause me the most pain, but realistically you can probably make some solid choices using the following list (sorted by theme and date we watched the movie):
Horror Game Adaptations
Fighting Game Adaptations
Special Challenge Week
Quest for the Delta Knights (11 Sep 2012)
Your Kung Fu is Weak
Not So Super
They Came to Earth
Ophidiophobia Goes AWOL
I’m the ophidiaphobe in question here, so both these films are off the menu. Sorry, but watching these will fuck me up in ways it’s better not to talk about in public.
Undead and Undressed
And that’s the list of options. Pick you poison, if you’re so inclined, and I’ll see if I can dredge some writing lessons worth learning from your trashy movies of choice. And to get around the first comment my flatmate is going to make, “All of them” is a perfectly valid choice (albeit one that will likely leave you disappointed).