Worst Moments in TV & Movie Fantasy History

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by Jedi Merkurian, Jan 24, 2006.

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  1. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    This is actually imported from the Amphitheatre thread, but it's worth taking up here. I'll get it started with one of my earlier posts:
    [image=http://www.wizardsandwarriors.org/images/captures/erik/5_10.jpg] [image=http://www.wizardsandwarriors.org/images/captures/ariel/1_151.jpg] [image=http://www.wizardsandwarriors.org/images/articles/dirk2.jpg]
    Wizards & Warriors
    This 1983 TV show starred Jeff Conaway, Julia Duffy, Walter Olkewicz, Duncan Regehr and Clive Revill. Never taking itself too seriously, the show featured heroes and villains battling over control of the dragon-shaped Land of Aperans. The sword-and-sorcery show was ahead of its time, however, and was cancelled after airing only eight times on CBS.

    Ahead of it's time, my muscular buttocks! And yep, you read that right: Clive "Boba Fett" Revill :eek:

    Also, here's a link to images from Dungeons & Dragons - the Movie, THE worst fantasy movie made, IMO. And I'm a D&D-er, too! :mad:
  2. BaronFel88 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm sure Jeremy Irons does his best to repress any memories of appearing in that film. :p
  3. Everton Chosen One

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    I haven't ever seen D&D, but everyone says it's so bad I am becoming increasingly tempted to see it for myself. :p
  4. ComicDiva Jedi Master

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    It was bad... but it did have this line: "Oh look, I cut you. What a shame" and I used it for a while after the movie when slicing potatoes and such.

    What about that plot they had in Hercules the legendary adventures for a while, Kevn Sorbo was actually Hercules. o_O Keep in mind, this was after the Hercules vs Giant Chicken fight so they were really scraping the bottom of the barell for ideas.
    And any time Michael Hurst decided to wear drag, you could tell you were in for some atrocious TV moments. Remember that episode where Hercules had to helpm a girl win a dancing contest?
    If you don't, i seriously envy you.
  5. DorkmanScott Manager Emeritus

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    Some friends of mine and I came up with a way to fix D&D. We might do it soon so keep an eye out.

    M. Scott
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    Dagoth from Conan the Destroyer. I pity Andre the Giant for taking on such a role. Horrible. [cringes]
  7. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    "The promise I was kingdomed...I mean...the kingdom I was promised."

    *shudders*
    I'm telling you, it's a train wreck of suckiness! I kept thinking to myself "Can it get any worse?" and it DID!
  8. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    I just found this old thread of mine, and I'm practicing how to link images. In keeping with the thread, here goes.

    Caption These Pictures:
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  9. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I have only one thing to say:

    The Rock as a CGI'd Scorpion King in Mummy Returns.
  10. Twinky_Stryder Jedi Master

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    I actually liked D&D.

    What can I say? I was young and foolish and lapped up any fantasy based stuff that was thrown at me. Plus that princess/empress girl reminded me of Queen Amidala and I was waiting impatiently for Episode 2.

    Ahh memories, good times good times.
  11. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Lame moment in an otherwise good movie. I liked the "undead kobolds." :p
  12. Darth_Berserker Jedi Master

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    D&D was good, just marlon wayans needed more screen time! OH and Richard O Brian?? why the hell is he in this movie is he as a prince/ theif type of guy?
  13. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/Redsonja002.jpg]
    Red Sonja
    The Encyclopedia of Fantasy gave Red Sonja a scathing entry. The main criticism was that it was a "B-movie" with bad characterization, bad acting and an entirely clichéd display of swords and sorcery. Schwarzenegger himself even said "It's the worst film I have ever made." And he joked "Now, when my kids get out of line, they're sent to their room and forced to watch Red Sonja ten times. I never have too much trouble with them."

    In particular, the Encyclopedia accuses the movie of being homophobic and for purposely portraying homosexuality as a negative, evil trait. Gerden is portrayed as a lesbian whose rivalry with Sonja is based partly on the fact that Sonja once rejected her sexual advances. Likewise, the wizard is depicted as gay; one scene involves him accidentally conjuring up a homoerotic image.

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    [image=http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/8837/arnold2thumb0vh.jpg] [image=http://img60.imageshack.us/img60/2835/dd124ap.jpg]

    C'mon, these two pictures are just begging for humorous captions!
  15. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Everything in Jaws the Revenge
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  17. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    That will teach you to defy me! Now, experience the horror of...blue lipstick!!! Bwaaaaahahaha!!!

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    Wow! This new pectoral workout is wicked intense!
  18. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Worst moments in scifi? Anyone have a list of Scifi Channel original movies?
  19. Jedi Merkurian ST Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    [image=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/07/Qmacleod_connor.jpg]
    Highlander: The Animated Series is an animated television series, which premiered on September 18, 1994. It is a loose spinoff of the cult classic 1986 film of the same name. The story unfolds on post-apocalyptic earth, 700 years after a meteorite collision nearly wiped out all human civilization. Out of the ashes, the Immortals united and swore an oath to abandon the Game and preserve the knowledge that humanity had lost. But one immortal, Kortan, did not swear the oath - he still sought the prize and his empire grew until he controlled most of the planet from his fortress Mogonda. Connor MacLeod (the protagonist of the original film) challenged Kortan and was defeated (as any immortal who broke the oath was destined to die). With Connor's death came the prophecy of the rise of a new immortal, he would defeat Kortan. Ramirez, now a Jettator, has since waited seven hundred years for the unavowed immortal.
    Are you ****ing kidding me? I was doing a search on Highlander II and Highlander-Endgame (both incredibly craptastic) and stumbled across this gem [face_sick]

  20. Panther50 Jedi Knight

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    Any episode of Relic Hunter.
  21. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    This tops them all:

    Battlefield Earth
  22. Darth_Berserker Jedi Master

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    The only reason John Travolta did that film was because of scientology
  23. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    The Wiki entry on Battlefield Earth:

    Critically, the movie was also a disaster and reviews were nearly unanimously bad. Acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert, described it as "something historic, a film that for decades to come will be the punch line of jokes about bad movies." Rita Kempley of the Washington Post offered a rather pointed critique, stating in part: "A million monkeys with a million crayons would be hard-pressed in a million years to create anything as cretinous as Battlefield Earth." Particular points that critics held up for censure included its overuse of angled camera shots, derivative special effects, and unbelievable plotting. The film frequently appears on worst film lists, such as the Internet Movie Database's "Bottom 100" list, where patron voting has continuously kept it listed as one of the 100 worst films of all time. [3] The ultimate insult came in 2001, when the movie received seven Razzie Awards, including Worst Movie of the Year and Worst Actor (Travolta), effectively classifying the movie as the worst film made in Hollywood since Showgirls. In 2004, the movie received a Razzie for Worst 'Drama' Of Our First 25 Years. The negative reaction to the movie halted plans to make a sequel.

    I ask myself, "How could they not know during filming that it was going to be that bad?"

  24. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Because the Hollyweirders think their gods.

    At least Gibson, for all his weirdness during the pub of Passion of the Christ actually knew how to make a good film.
  25. Lurking_Around Jedi Grand Master

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    Also, here's a link to images from Dungeons & Dragons - the Movie, THE worst fantasy movie made, IMO.

    Ah yes, that was awful. At least Irons had fun, even if he would not want to be reminded of his part in the movie. But poor Thora Birch...awful dialogue and even more awful costumes. No wonder her character has a permanent frown on her face.

    And I remember Highlander: The Animated Series . It wasn't too bad, but then I was a little kid when I saw it. Very 'Saturday morning cartoon'-ish, and so there's no actual beheadings. I can't remember how the whole thing actually worked, but there was definitely no cutting heads.

    No one has mentioned 'Dune' both the movie and the miniseries.

    The 80s movie featured Patrick "Picard/Prof X" Stewart apparently suffering from caffeine overdose resulting in him screaming in every scene (LOOONG LIIIIVE DUUUUKE LEEETOOOO!!!) and "weirding modules", a sort of 'sound gun' where one ahs to shout weird phrases to activate it (CHAAAAAKSAAAA!). And I haven't even mentioned a floating fat guy who loooves lubrication and the 'inner voice'.

    The more recent miniseries has Czech actors who can't speak English (and some don't even understand what they're saying), William "Duke Sleepo" Hurt who was apparently sedated while filming this miniseries and a budget so low, they couldn't afford bluescreens. They had to use painted backgrounds that are so fake, so bloody obvious.

    And the costume, oh Good God, the costumes...

    [image=http://margo.student.utwente.nl/cees/DishStuff/SFTSA/Images/Irulan.jpg]

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