Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring Italian Space Operas
6 PM to 10 PM
FREE with minimum $5 food or beverage purchase
Beer and Pizza specials all night long
The best in B science fictions movies, drive-in classics, psychotronic weirdness and more. We’ll also do raffle prizes throughout the evening so expect some very cool, very strange science fiction prizes including figurines, posters, books, cards, VHS movies and more for that inner science fiction enthusiast in us all. Sponsored by La Dolce Video, The Arcata Eye, Daisy Drygoods, Vintage Avenger, Tin Can Mailman, The Clothing Dock and more.
Hostile Alien Cyborgs in a Battle for the Universe
War of the Robots (1978) directed by Alfonso Brescia. An alien civilization, which facing eminent extinction, kidnaps two famous genetic scientists from Earth. A troop of soldiers is dispatched to combat the humanoid robots and rescue the victims. Sort of a sequel to Cosmos: War of the Planets (1977).
Cosmos: War of the Planets (1977) is an Italian film (Battaglie negli spazi stellari) directed by Alfonso Brescia and starring John Richardson. An insubordinate space captain investigates an apparently deserted but unstable planet after being drawn there by a mysterious gravitational force. He and his expedition discover the remnants of the once dominant civilization living on a subsistence level in caves. Long ago their advanced society had become so complacent that they built a super-computer to run and maintain the machines that supported their indolent, self-indulgent lifestyle. After the machines were destroyed by a meteor shower, the inhabitants found themselves without the knowledge to rebuild them, completely subservient to the computer whose megalomania was now unchallenged. The cruel cyber-despot reveals that it arranged for ship’s landing because it needs the skills of the Earthlings to make critical repairs in its damaged circuitry. When the computer announces future plans for the conquest of the Universe, the captain and his crew know it is time to act.
With scenes that invoke 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dark Star the spaced-out spaceship and a sex scene derived from Barbarella involving a machine that looks exactly like the Death Star, this psychedelic monster-piece with bright colored costumes resembling Star Trek and trippy visuals will make you wonder if you’ve lost your visual connection with reality. Or maybe it will just make you laugh a lot…