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May 06, 2012

Overnight Open Thread (5-06-2012)

Since Maetenloch is at a trade show, this will be ONT Lite. He'll be back at the end of the week, depending on how good the wine is, the sushi, the hot tubs, the clowns, and the magicians--you know, the perks, all the things you normally see at a convention.

My favorite Captain Nemo has always been the one from Mysterious Island, the 1961 movie with Ray Harryhausen special effects. I liked him even better than James Mason's Nemo in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

I was surprised to found out last night he's Herbert Lom, the hilarious Chief Inspector Dreyfus from several of the Pink Panther movies. I had no idea. They're so different, I never put the two together.

More Mysterious Island trivia: Notice the girl in the first picture? Her name is Beth Rogan. I couldn't believe a women would wear a miniskirt like that in 1961, so I had to double-check the date of the movie. Yep. It turns out that was very edgy for the time. According to Wikipedia, the first miniskirts in the movies were those worn by Anne Francis in Forbidden Planet, five years earlier. Wikipedia also mentions Devil Girl from Mars. As far as I can tell, this is the third appearance of a miniskirt in the movies--four years before the miniskirt became a worldwide fashion.

Aye carumba. More trivia: Abby Elliot from the current cast of Saturday Night Live? She's Chris Elliot's daughter. And Chris Elliot? Besides being a Fancy Lad, he's the son of Bob Elliot--from the comedy team of Bob and Ray. All three have been on Saturday Night Live. Bob was a guest on a show during the 1978 season.

Of course, I can't mention Chris Elliot without posting that Ace of Spades HQ favorite, the Cabin Boy dance:

Other favorites: Guy Williams' Captain Sindbad, the best Sindbad evah.

First Men in the Moon, with the wonderful Lionel Jeffries.

And Five Million Years to Earth (It was called Quatermass and the Pit in the UK.)


And of course, Mysterious Island. Except this isn't just the trailer. This is the first part of the movie, all of which is on Youtube.

Added: Music from Mysterious Island. (Thanks to commenter "Clemenza" for reminding me.)

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