Science Fiction Pint and Pizza Night featuring Star Wars Uncut
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.
Fans from around the world joined forces to recreate the classic, Star Wars: A New Hope.
Star Wars Uncut (2010) is a fan film remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. It is a shot-for-shot recreation of the “Special Edition” version of the film made from 473 fifteen-second segments created and submitted from a variety of participants and is the brainchild of Casey Pugh, a developer dedicated to creating new and fun experiences on the web. In July 2009, Pugh created a website where fans could sign up to recreate specific 15-second scenes from the Star Wars film. Multiple submissions were submitted for each scene, and votes were held to determine which ones would be added to the final film. Although the scenes reflect the dialogue and imagery of the original film, each scene is created in a separate distinct style, such as live-action, animation and stop-motion. Many of the sequences are filmed in deliberately crude, low-budget or otherwise comical manners, and the actors do not always resemble the original cast. One scene is a stop-motion sequence using Lego Star Wars figurines. Another mimicks the animation style of the 1968 Beatles film Yellow Submarine. Others are parodies of specific pop culture sub-genres, such as anime cartoons and grindhouse films. Star Wars Pez candy dispensers are featured prominently in some scenes.
In 2009, Casey became interested in using the internet as a tool for crowdsourcing user content. Star Wars was a natural choice to explore the dynamics of community creation on the web – the response from fans has been overwhelming worldwide and the resulting movie is incredibly fun to watch. Star Wars Uncut has been featured in documentaries, news features and conferences around the world for its unique appeal – we thank everyone for making it such a special project. Star Wars Uncut won a Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Media on August 21, 2010. The producers were encouraged to submit it to the awards by Richard Cardran, a past Emmy winner and member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Pruitt, Wilkinson, Casey Pugh and Chad Pugh each received an Emmy award.
“An Emmy for Rebuilding a Galaxy” -New York Times
You are there… on man’s most incredible journey!
First Spaceship on Venus (1960) is an East German/Polish film directed by Kurt Maetzig and based on the novel The Astronauts by Stanis?aw Lem and was partially intended as an anti-nuclear tract. In 1985, a strange, extraterrestrial spool is discovered, leading to a manned expedition to Venus. The multinational, multi-racial crew, including American Brinkman (Gunther Simon), African Talua (Juliusz Ongewe), and Japanese Sumiko Ogimura (Yoko Tani) set out with their spaceship Kosmokrator to visit the “Silent Planet”, which is shrouded in clouds, and doesn’t respond to contact attempts. While the “Kosmokrator” is in flight, the extraterrestrial record is decoded and it turns out that the Venusians seemingly planned to invade Earth in 1908. Should the Kosmokrator still attempt to get in touch with the Aliens? And why are they silent now?