Director: Michael Anderson
Screenwriter: John Varley
Cast: Kris Kristofferson, Cheryl Ladd, Daniel J. Travanti, Robert Joy
Distributor: Scream Factory
Rated PG-13 | 106 Minutes
Release Date: February 23, 2016
“The first rule is: Never sleep with anyone who’s crazier than you are. I don’t know if you’re crazier, but you’re right up there on the top 10 of my weird list, lady.”
Directed by Michael Anderson (Logan’s Run), 1989’s Millennium is based on the 1977 short story “Air Raid” by John Varley, who also wrote the screenplay. The film concerns of a group of time travelers from a post-apocalyptic future who travel back in time to steal passengers from doom aircraft. You see, in the future, the human population has been decimated. Because of pollution and other environmental factors, humans are no longer able to reproduce. To combat extinction, teams are sent back in time to abduct people who are about to die in plane crashes and keep them in stasis until they can be sent into the future to repopulate Earth.
Dark Horse Comics has provided Geeks of Doom with an exclusive first look at a handful of comics that they have set for March and one collection set for May, and let me tell you, they’re all awesome.
First up from these comics is the heavily praised Mind MGMT#9 from writer/artist Matt Kindt whose watercolored cover gets across a nice moment in a violent world, while also showing a hint of musical influence. I’m interested. I haven’t been picking up this comic in single issues, but based on what I’m hearing about this comic, it’s one I’m dying to read. Another comic coming in March is The Black Beetle: No Way Out #3 (of 4) by Francesco Francavilla, who is a creator whose artwork is just simply amazing and unique in the modern comics world. If you read this comic’s run in Dark Horse Presents, you know what to expect, which should also tell you that you don’t want to miss it. Also available is the new mini-series The Answer! #3 (of 4) by Mike Norton and Dennis Hopeless with cover art from Mark Englert. I’m not too familiar with the premise of The Answer!, but if it’s what it seems, I want my hands all over this comic. It appears to be a fresh and interesting take on detective based superhero comics with death traps, and if you know me, you know I love death traps. The creators are rad and the premise is strong, so this is a comic to keep your eyes on. And then, in May comes the 13th Archive edition of Eerie, a 264-page collection that features work from Wally Wood, Bernie Wrightson, Budd Lewis, Richard Corben and many, many more. If you haven’t been picking up these archives of the classic horror anthology, it’s never too late, so get on that.
Anyway, now that all the talk is out of the way, let’s take a look at all these great covers after the jump!