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For a very groovy episode 69 (not deliberate, but appropriate), the Pavement Pounders discuss Armageddon 2419 AD by Philip Francis Nowlan, basis for several adaptations, including Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979 movie/series) and Planet Outlaws (1953 edit of the original 30s movie serial).

Rankings!:

Colin/James/Seth:

  • 1979 movie/series
  • novella
  • Planet Outlaws

Over the next year, we’re going to try to hit the following titles from the anthology Reel Future. Let us know which you’d like to see first:

Empire of the Ants (1977), based on The Empire of the Ants, by HG Wells
Re-Animator (1986), based on Herbert West–Re-Animator, by HP Lovecraft
This Island Earth (1955), based on This Island Earth, by Raymond F. Jones
The Illustrated Man (1969), based on The Illustrated Man, by Ray Bradbury
The Tenth Victim (1965), based on The Seventh Victim, by Robert Sheckley
Damnation Alley (1977), based on Damnation Alley, by Roger Zelazny
Millennium (1990), based on Air Raid, by John Varley

Notes:
Rifftrax episode on Planet Outlaws:
https://www.rifftrax.com/planet-outlaws

UK Show Talking about the 1979 movie/series:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeRpwJSMRlc

Radio Serial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K02T2eEaggg

Seth’s son, Ethan, swimming the 400m Freestyle almost a minute faster than Buster Crabbe’s Gold Medal time from the 1932 Olympics (Ethan took the bronze at the Junior Pan Pacifics in Fiji):
https://youtu.be/4RQuh5gmayc?t=44s

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