LASERBLAST

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Clutch, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Anybody remember this gem of a movie? Total drive-in level movie trying to cash in on the success of Star Wars, but it left an impression on me. This is a resin recast (doh!) of the Billiken alien that sat on David Allen's desk. I also have a piece of the spaceship interior. High-tech, backlit graphics on paper. Hehe. Someday, I plan on rebuilding this console for a proper display.
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  2. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  3. Skyler101

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    Definitely the best thing about that film.

    -Skyler101
     
  4. TheSt.LouisKid

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    I remember wondering if the boot and glove color denoted the rank of those goofy shelless turltes.
     
  5. Tyler Durden

    Tyler Durden Well-Known Member

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    That's one of my favorite b-movies. Loving it.
     
  6. Galactifan

    Galactifan Sr Member

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    Pretty cool. I just watched Laserblast on DVD recently. It's a cult classic.
     
  7. Remo

    Remo Well-Known Member

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    I was just thinking about this movie the other day. Was wondering if anyone had/made the Blaster itself?
    Haven't seen it in so long, I remember a scene where he blasts a billboard with Star Wars on it. Or am I imagining that part.
     
  8. Prop Runner

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    One of my first sci-fi movie memories... I think I was 10 and thought it was DA BOMB. I distinctly remember wanting that blaster more than anything in the whole wide world. :D

    Of course Star Wars came out the next year, and, well... :p

    - Gabe
     
  9. well paid killer

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    Definitely one of the first props I ever tried to build. The arm cannon as a child was one of the coolest things ever. Huge fan of the movie, thanks for letting me remember.. ;)
     
  10. Yorpheus

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    Just a little factoid: the actor above.. Kim Milford was also in "Corvette Summer" with Mark Hamill.
     
  11. THEWRAPOFCONS

    THEWRAPOFCONS Well-Known Member

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    He also played Rocky on Stage in the Rocky Horror Picture Show
     
  12. jeezycreezy

    jeezycreezy Well-Known Member

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    Ha. Very cool.

    Laserblast is one of my all time favourtie b-movies, and by far my all time favourite MST experiment. So going to have to watch this again on the weekend.

    Cheers.
    TJ
     
  13. Jedidentist

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    OMG. That's the name of that movie? I saw that at my grandparents one saturday afternoon way back when. I remember running around with a cardboard tube on my arm for days afterwards. Man, thanks for sharing...cool stuff.
     
  14. moffeaton

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  15. Zaphod

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    OMG. I remember seeing that movie.

    Scurries off to Netflix....
     
  16. Zaphod

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    Hurray. They've got it at Netflix.com . Just put it on the top of my queue.
     
  17. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    And for those of you wondering who David Allen is, go here.

    He "contributed stop-motion animation sequences to more feature films than anyone else in the history of the cinema."
     
  18. Skyler101

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    Alright, I'll bite and ask..
    Will a Billiken alien soon be avalible?

    -Skyler101
     
  19. uscm buzz

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    I was wondering if the uh.. resin alien was going to become available myself..
     
  20. slave1pilot

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    Me too.
    that's so funny.
    also, did you guys remember at the end where Dude blows up a Star Wars billboard?
     
  21. Jango_Fett_Jr

    Jango_Fett_Jr Well-Known Member

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    Hah. I just watched this one the other day, never thought I'd see that particular prop on here.
    Has anyone done the arm cannon yet?

    "Let's find out if he's READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL."
     
  22. Clutch

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    The original, vinyl Billikens are available on ebay all the time at reasonable prices. I don't know why David's was resin. I'm assuming it's a recast, but now that I think about it, didn't they do some of the Billikens in limited resin runs?
     
  23. rad1701

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    Wow, this brings back the memories. I actually paid money to see this in the theater. Cool pics.
     
  24. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh right, David Allen. I remember reading about his "Primevals" project in Cinefantastique all those years ago. B)

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    I see he also did the stop motion for "Robot Jox", one of my 80s guilty pleasures. :D

    Ironically "The Primevals" finally went into production in the '90s, but he died from cancer in 1999 before completing it. :(

    http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s82harry.html

    - k
     
  25. Wolvster1

    Wolvster1 Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    "Let's find out if he's READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL."

    God's I was wondering IF someone was going
    to post THAT ....


    :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol :lol

    Amazing how much BETTER the movie
    is when viewed from Crow's perspective...


    :D
     
  26. rmschneider104

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    Never heard of the film. With all this hype, I may just have to check it out. Being a child of the 1970s and infatuated with Star Wars, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Battle Beyond the Stars, etc, I'm surprised I missed out on it.
     
  27. deralis

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    I loved all of those Stop motion monsters from back in the day...

    By the WAY ..
    Does anyone remember a movie called
    "the Day Time Ended"
    I'm pretty shure thats the title , It had lots of stop motion monsters and a miniature space ship that terrorized a family....

    Anyone know of a vhs or DVD release......
     
  28. darthgoat

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    I just added this to my Netflix.
     
  29. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Just keep your expectations low. It was pretty cool when I was in the 5th grade. ;)
     
  30. phase pistol

    phase pistol Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  31. Grimm Jimm

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    Nice score there. I really like the fact of that it came from Dave's desk. I picked up one of those Billiken kits a while back, the turtle aliens were definately a stop motion favorite of mine as a kid. I always thought that they would make a really cool latex display bust.

    As I recall the movie suffered from not enough turtle aliens. A blast from the past none the less.
     
  32. Apollo

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    I loved that Movie when it first came out in all its cheesy glory..

    I'm pretty sure the Arm cannon was in a PIH Auction last year.
     
  33. propsculptor

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    I worked on The Primevals just before he passed away when he was trying to complete it over at Full-Moon Productions, I would loved to have seen it completed..

    He was a talented guy, what a shame that he passed away, he was 55 yrs old.

     
  34. halhickel

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    Replying to a very old post here, but I was googling Laser Blast and found this. Great Pictures! What a treat to see that piece of the space ship. I have one of the Billiken figures, unpainted, that I really treasure. I never got a chance to meet Dave Allen, but what a talented guy and a real inspiration to me (along with Danforth, Tippet, Ray, and lots of others). Wouldn't be doing what I'm doing today if it weren't for them. Thanks so much for posting this.
     
  35. Darthwolf7

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    MST 3K did a great viewing of this movie! Truly hilarious! If you haven't seen it highly recommend it! Cheers!

    "Give it to Holden, he's good!?!"
     
  36. DaddyfromNaboo

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  37. Darthwolf7

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    Nice! It's one of my favorite MST Episodes and a classic "B" movie!!! Cheers!

    "Give it to Holden, he's good!?!"
     
  38. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Welcome to the RPF! Can you elaborate on what you do? I mean other than collecting? Are you in the movie bizz?
     
  39. halhickel

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    I'm an Animation Director at ILM. Been there almost 18 years. The work I do there is all CG of course, but prior to working there I was a stop motion animator at Will Vinton Studios (now Laika).
     
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  40. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Very cool. I had a cousin that was an animator at Disney. His first job was Disney's Sleeping beauty. Sadly he passed away in 2011.
    Dorse A. Lanpher - IMDb
    I have an oil painting he did for my parents, as his wedding present to them, hanging in the living room.

    Welcome to the RPF and look forward to more posts.
     
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  41. steve neill

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    Nope. No screen used tricorder parts were used. they were replica parts made by Jame T Kirk for tiricorders he made in the early 70s. I.I did all the make up, props and was in the film in the beginning. Was friends with Dave and wonderful guy who gave me lots of work on his films. I'm the one that introduced him to Charlie Band and got him interested in The Primevils many moons ago. Here's a picture I have of the gun sitting on my front lawn the day I finished it. A test make up pic too. Enjoy.

    Steve

    PS One more of my old friend Paul Gentry at Dave Allen studios. Notice the old Michel We used this camera on my movie too "The Day time Ended."

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  42. Treadwell

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    Good to see you around these parts again, Steve!
     
  43. steve neill

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    Thanks so much.
     
  44. Sean

    Sean Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I remember caching a bus as a kid and going to see this movie. nice one Steve..
     
  45. publiusr

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    Say what you will about the movie, but that blaster is still impressive.
     

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