I’ve been taking full advantage of the DVD mail service at Videomatica.ca lately. If you’re not familiar with them then you’re missing out big time. All you do is pay a monthly fee, choose a bunch of DVDs you want to watch, they will be sent to your house and the best part is- when you’re done just pop them in a mailbox!
I watched the cult classic Dark Star last night from 1974. It’s John Carpenter’s first feature film and is so low budget it’s hilarious. Sci-fi buffs should watch for Dan O’Bannon playing “Pinback” (he also edited the movie, did the story with Carpenter & co-wrote to original Alien- among others). As I watched the film I was struck how much of an inspiration it was for Ridley Scott’s Alien and the whole idea of “truckers in space”.