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Asteroid (1997) (TV)
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Beyond description, 18 May 2009

Well, this is actually bad beyond the telling of it.

One would think that, with ending series as Firefly, SciFi would take a good hard look at anything they would spend money on. But really, after watching only 15 or 20 minutes of it, it's kind of obvious that this is really, really BAD. The fact that there's actually businesses that have payed for (some) of this cr*pfest, is a shock.

I'm really glad that I don't usually nitpick on movies; the amount of factual errors and goofs is beyond belief.

This movie deserves its 1 (out of ten), and that's actually pretty generous.

Doomwatch (1972)
16 out of 24 people found the following review useful:
Since when is this horror?, 20 July 2004

Firstly, this is NOT a horror movie (And who thought up the cannibalistic islanders?). The film is about the devastation that comes from the pollution of one the islands beaches with synthetic hormones.

The islanders, having been made to suspect that the physical and mental deformities they're suffering from are caused by generations of inbreeding, regard the coming of an environmentalist as a threat to their community. They hide the sick and try to make sure that nothing 'wrong' is found. The movie is about the struggle of an environmentalist to find out what's the matter with the island, and then the struggle to educate the population about the cause and possible solutions for the problems.

All in all not a bad environmental drama, reminds me a bit of the Minimata disaster in Japan. I give it a 7 out of 10, mainly for the atmosphere on the island and the balls it must have taken to make this film in '72.