The Doomsday Machine (1972)

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Title: The Doomsday Machine
CinemaBandits Title: Dysfunctional Co-Dependents Make Great Astronauts

CinemaBandits Reveiw: We head all the way back to 1972 for the next Funky Burrito of a movie... back to a simpler time. We knew who our enemy was.

It was the communists!

They were everywhere... In Cuba... In Vietnam... In the Soviet Union... In China!

In fact, not only did China threaten our security with the latest in elevator technology, but also threatened the entire world with a Doomsday weapon (that looked very much like a gum-ball machine)!
This evil gum-ball weapon was so frightening, that the Soviet Union joined with the top scientific minds in the U.S. to develop a contingency plan:
1) build a spaceship with enough room for La-Z-Boy recliners, desk lamps, and pink terry-cloth robes
2) pick the most emotionally unstable people you can find, make them astronauts
3) send them into space with a clip-board and a crowbar... hope for the best!

I know it sounds like a bad plan, but I assure you... Stuart J. Byrne, writer of The Doomsday Machine, spent at least 5-7 minutes researching and then formulating this plot!... And David L. Hewitt, special effects creator, spent slightly less time putting Stuart J. Byrne's vision onto the screen!

All throughout this epic journey we're offered glimpses into Byrne's creative mind... a cat-throwing super-spy (no joke)... a talking planet... and a scene where, probably for the first time ever (on film... I'm sure it happens in real life all the time), a person is killed by their own hair!

Believe me, you won't need any extra cheese for this stinky burrito!

Funky Burrito Rating:burrito4burrito4burrito4burrito4burrito4 (5 of 10) Funky Burritos.

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