Jun. 30th, 2012

krpalmer: (mst3k)
Heading into the ninth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, I decided to watch the episode "The Space Children" not in small part because it happens to feature the first short of the whole "Sci-Fi Channel era," one touching both on "genre" and a topic of personal interest. While I suppose the closest I've ever come to visiting a World's Fair is EPCOT Center at Disney World, I do have a certain fascination in them, particularly the ones of the 1960s. After the episode begins with Tom Servo setting up a kissing booth, Pearl Forrester sends a cluster of telephones to the Satellite of Love, and after her phone conference doesn't work that well, she hurls the phone-focused short "Century 21 Calling..." at our heroes, who are sent on an enforced visit to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair...
'Aah, let's head over to the Steak and Martini Pavilion.' )
'I enjoy our warm chats about civil defence.' )
'Remind me never to be a child.' )
'He has a real screen absence.' )
'Oppenheimer took my stapler.' )
'Average suburban family to the rescue!' )

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