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Chicago: Laserblast

The last episode of the Comedy Central run of MST3k features Keenan Wynn, Roddy MacDowell, and some really goofy-looking aliens.  What more could one ask for?

Billy, a depressed teenager (despite having an absentee mother at exactly the age one wants to be unchaperoned and a modestly hot girlfriend), finds an alien weapon in the desert and starts killing people with it.  Local police investigate whether you're READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL!

Seriously, there's not much to this movie, but the riffing is some of their best and, since when they made it they thought it would be their last hurrah, the Brains clearly put a lot of work into this one.

We meet at the Irish American Heritage Center in the Fifth Province, the center’s pub located on the first floor (look for a group of folks wearing name badges). Sometimes there will be an event charging money at the door; that's not us.  You're welcome to walk past them and come find us.  The evening starts at 6:00p for dinner/drinks in the pub (menu consists of burgers, fish & chips, sandwiches, and Irish fare such as Sheperd's Pie). At around 7:30p, we go to the viewing room to watch the show. For those of you driving, the center offers plenty of free parking in its lot. If you still can't find us, go ahead and call or send me a text message at[masked] (after 6 PM on the day of only, please; there are several avenues to contact me every other day of the month).

I charge an event fee of $5 to help recoup costs for room rental, A/V equipment, DVDs and a personalized, preprinted name badge. If your guest(s) also would like a personalized preprinted name badge, please put his/her name into the comments section of your RSVP.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all - that's for a fun time! While I might not be ready for some football, I am very ready for more mariachi! Ole!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, all, but I got home last night and still wasn't ready for some football. Did find a strange medallion implanted in my sternum, though.

    1 · July 28, 2013

  • Al

    Spectacular Meetup! Great to hear riffs like:

    "He's a BAD-minton..."
    "Shut Yo Mouth!"
    "I'm talkin' 'bout Deezen!"

    as well as Mindy pointing out the two aliens watching the burning car makes for the best Geico ad ever.

    By the way, I think I found the song they were playing (and playing) downstairs:

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm so sorry to cancel so late. Tom isn't feeling well. We will catch you next month.

    July 27, 2013

  • Mike A.

    I can't make this one. Scott's your man!

    July 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Which one is Scott?

      July 23, 2013

  • Rachel

    Can't wait to see some turtle aliens!

    July 21, 2013

  • Stuart C.

    Thanks to Bob

    July 19, 2013

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