Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Far out

phantom planet posterYou know that cheesy La Quinta commercial where a conversation between two astronauts is overdubbed with a bunch of hype about renovations to the La Quinta motel chain, especially the lobby?

I discovered quite by accident that the original footage is from an equally cheesy 1961 SciFi movie called “The Phantom Planet.” (Not to be confused with the Southern California alternative rock band Phantom Planet.)

You can see the whole thing, with humorous commentary, in the Mystery Science Theatre 3000 release by the same name.

Far, far out!

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