Friday, June 10, 2016

B sci-fi, part 2

I mentioned yesterday evening that today has several "creature feature" movies on TCM. Tomorrow brings some more sci-fi, including another creature movie: The Wasp Woman comes on at 6:45 AM. It's a hilarious misfire about a cosmetics executive whose latest formulation turns her into a human-sized wasp, although we don't learn that until close to the end of the movie.

That will be followed at 8:00 AM by Queen of Outer Space, another unintentionally funny movie that has Zsa Zsa Gabor prominently featured in the cast.

But I also wanted to mention something that isn't sci-fi. Before both of these movies, at around 6:00 AM, TCM is re-running the 1949 short Some of the Best, MGM's 25th anniversary production looking at one movie from each of the first 25 years of the studio, and concluding with that great banquet in which all the MGM stars (more than there are in the firmament!) sat down at long tables and the camera pans over them (some of them straight from the set, as they're still in costume). That alone is worth the price of admission.

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