There are two SOLUTION pages updated on RMRDESCON.COM:
Norman Dziedzic Jr - TF/CLUSTER-1
Drake "Doc" Damerau - The First Spaceship on Venus - Cosmostrader
Both are in various stages of construction or complete and have not
Norm's was submitted with a target of 0.2 mission point.
Doc's was submitted as compliant for full 1.0 mission point. What say
you RMR? I question the "comedy" aspect.
The few reviews I saw didn't mention any comedy. Since I didn't read the
rmr thread, which may have clarified the situation, my mind initially read
the contest as 'comedy or sci-fi'. I have talked to several others who
weren't sure either. I can go either way, my entry will be sci-fi but not
I am not too sure about the comedy aspect, maybe Doc could clear that up,
but I am surely impressed with the amount of time and energy he has expended
in these projects!
I haven't found time to open the box yet!
He said he read a review on the movie and the guy beat it up a bit and said
it made him laugh... I think this was Bob K's point in another thread.
RMR needs to determine if he should get the full point, fall back to 0.6
(missing all and missing comedy), or if we want on this one area to split
the difference of the comedy - or - sci-fi and call it 0.9 points (with
comedy -and- sci-fi for 1.0).
Please input your opinions....
I was (perhaps falsely) under the impression that it was a comedy. I did a
google search using "Comedy Sci-Fi Spaceship" and I got a ton of hits. I did
lightly peruse a review on the movie and the guys thought it "sucked" but
was hilarious. Perhaps it was the "cheesiness" of it that amused him.
I'll leave it to the consensus.
Drake "Doc" Damerau
Since I'm the one who first proposed "best sci-fi comedy ship", let me
clarify what *I* was thinking. I'm not claiming that EMRR is in any way
beholden to this original proposal; it's merely an explanation of what I had
Here's the original post:
...now, what I specifically had in mind was a rocket ship or space vehicle, or
possibly even other hardware (i.e. Bender, Marvin the Robot, the Jetson's maid
robot, etc.) taken from a movie, TV show, book or other popular media, which was
both science-fiction AND *intended* to be funny . In this sub-genre, I would
the above mentioned shows, plus other candidates like the SNL skit ships,
morning cartoons like the Jetsons, Josie & the Pussycats in Outer Space, etc.,
the MST3K 'dog bone', Wallace & Gromit's moon rocket, My Favorite Martian's
saucer, the Winnebago from 'Spaceballs', Mixer / Iron from 'Hardware Wars', the
spaceship from 'Pigs in Space' (Swinetrek? Swinepork?), etc. etc. etc.
I wouldn't consider the Cosmostrator or Buck Rogers' ships to be 'comedy' sci-fi,
even if they may get a chuckle nowadays for their kitschiness, because I don't
believe it was their original intention to be funny. Even the 'Vulture' from
would be a bit suspect, since it was 'light' sci-fi drama with an occasional
overall the genre was light drama, not comedy. If you wished to extend the
sci-fi which is considered 'kitschy' by today's standards, you may even be
admit almost every sci-fi film or serial made prior to 1968 - even some attempts
more recently, such as 'Battlestar Galactica'.
There it is, just my $0.02 worth.
I did not bother to make an entry because of the comedy requirement.
If doc found a way around that rule, more power to him.
Last I quit reading the thread it was going to be flying win a bag o's from
space balls and other assorted venue.
I've got a great Jupiter II Plastic Model I could convert to fly like a
snitch on 38mm , that's the ticket, and with the Carot planet master eposode
I can claim campy comdey as well !
But that would not be using the fliss kit points or Micro Maxx, ohh well, to
many rules for me.
This movie was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000, so maybe you could get
comedy points after all.
While exploring the planet, the crew is endangered by some kind of disgusting
brown and red goo (lava? mud?) that bubbles up out of the ground.
Joel: "This planet has a saggy diaper that leaks!"