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Blog For A Beer! Sci-Fi Original Movies We Love To Hate

Welcome to the newest installment of Blog for a Beer on this lovely Fantasy Friday. Every week we offer up a bloggy prompt and invite you to discuss and debate the topic. The comments will close at 11:59PM Pacific time Saturday and, if we have at least 10 participants, we’ll award $10 in beer (or sundae, if you’re a minor) money to the most interesting or entertaining contributor after that. Close out the weekend in style!

This week’s prompt is a short one from editor K. Tempest Bradford:

Sci-Fi Original Movies We Love To Hate

You all may have noticed that we’ve started posting movie reviews lately. Only two so far, but there are more coming. Mostly because the Sci-Fi channel can’t seem to stop itself from making hilariously bad movies. As long as they keep churning them out, we’ll be there to spork them. (Actually, Genevieve will. I’m staying out of it. One viewing of AZTEC REX was enough to keep me from lifting up that rock again for another long while.)

If you missed the first two reviews, you should check them out. The Ring Of The Nibelungs was pretty bad, but the aforementioned AZTEC REX was on a whole ‘nother level. Can’t wait to see what Sci-Fi comes out with next. Maybe an SF retelling of A Raisin In The Sun starring Filipino actors who producers swear are just as black as Cicily Tyson and Sidney Poitier.

The thing that gets me is that people do watch these movies, not just us. They watch them a LOT. There are ratings and everything. Do folks watch because they know the movies will be hilariously bad? Are there drinking games? Or is it just because you need something mindless on in the background while you do something else? These questions need answers, and only our dear readers can provide them.

Do you watch Sci-Fi channel movies? Which are your favorites? Which are the best of the worst? Any that scarred your brain forever (Mr. Stich, I am looking at you)? What should they do next?


Share your thoughts in the comments below. Remember, the discussion ends on Saturday at 11:59PM PST.

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