Friday, October 21, 2016

Monsters, Madmen, and Machines

Monsters, Madmen, and Machines is a breezy documentary from 1980 that takes an informal look at the history of science fiction on screen, from the silent era right up to Star Trek and Star Wars. Hosted by Gil Gerard, who starred in NBC's popular Buck Rogers revival at the time, this is a fun, if surface-level, look at the genre as it appeared in movies and TV up until that time.

I don't know the exact origin of this special, but I know it aired on Halloween Night on HBO in 1980 and was released on home video at some point. If you have a fondness for cheesy B-movies of the 50s and 60s, you'll find this special particularly fun.


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