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The Creature Wasn't Nice (1983)

PG | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | July 1983 (USA)
When the spaceship Vertigo stops to explore a previously unknown planet, the crew finds an unrecognized dollop of protoplasm and takes it aboard ship to return it to earth for analysis. On ... See full summary »

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Rodzinski
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Clint Eastwood / Dirty Harry
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Alan Abelew ...
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Robert Dryer ...
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Peter DuPre ...
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Ron Burke ...
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Ron Kurowski ...
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When the spaceship Vertigo stops to explore a previously unknown planet, the crew finds an unrecognized dollop of protoplasm and takes it aboard ship to return it to earth for analysis. On board, lifeform expands into an oozing person-eating monster which communicates primarily by means of a Vegas lounge act. The crew is gobbled up one after another until the two surviving crewmembers come up with a plan. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The original voice of the computer belonged to Broderick Crawford See more »

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During the Creature's big song and dance number, the reflection of the film crew is visible in the observation glass. See more »

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Dr. Stark: Lyrics? What do I care about lyrics! This is an alien organism! You were expecting Rodgers and Hart?
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Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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Hold Me, Touch Me, Thrill Me
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Music and Lyrics by Bruce Kimmel
Sung by Cindy Williams
Arranged by David Spear
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Science is my pie.
7 February 2005 | by (Portland, Maine) – See all my reviews

Well... I know some folks herald this as intelligent satire, but... I had a hard time with it. The only redeeming moment was when Dr. Stark, asked if he wants any pie, says "Science is my pie." That pretty much saved the movie for about thirty seconds.

The problem was that there were lots and lots of "jokes" that were very flat. Not flat as in deadpan. Flat as in... what was so funny about it? Perhaps if I watched it over and over again it might make me laugh more, but as I had a difficult time getting through it even ONCE, I doubt I'll ever know.

I am a big fan of horrible movies, such as "Traxx" starring Shadoe Stevens where a Soldier of Fortune mercenary turns his attention to being a successful cookie maker, and of spoofs like "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra." But I could not find the spark that makes a bad movie great in Spaceship (a.k.a. The Creature Wasn't Nice).

Perhaps there was a lack of tension to make the characters pop? So they would seem less like they were just reading lines? Perhaps they all needed more pie, or more science. Or more Science Pie.

The world may never know.

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