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Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Omega on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
   Greetings all. Game designer by profession with some odd
little bits to add to the Green Slime puzzle. A great movie for its time and execution and one with a fairly unusual history too. heh. First off there appears to be a secondary version of the movie with several (at least two) Japanese actors tossed in. Ive seen this one on TV only twice and some time ago. But in all reviews Ive seen and rental copies its been a non Japanese cast (about 90% American actors?) What happened to this extra mixed cast version? Was it a Japanese "remix" that stumbled over to the US or was there a slightly larger or diffrent casted version?
   Second and somewhat ameusing note is that Tom Wham of TSR/D&D fame created the wacky board game Awefull Green Things From Outer Space. And this is inspierd by non-other than Green Slime. Aliens on board a starchip pick up a rock that hatches into a one eyed Green Things that infest the ship and must be dealt with. The Things were fought with anything handy and each game rendomized what any item might do. So in one game the Can of Zogwharts Beer mught make the Things shrink. But the next one might make then multiply. The Things looked like the Green Slimes without the tentacles and blowing one up had the expected result of spattering fragments that could grow into more Things. The crew though had a few things that the Space Station didnt, Like a Robot, Lead Foot, and a mascot, the Ook. And cargo loaders and space suits to wander outside the ship...
Steve Jackson Games picked up Aweful Green Things and packed it in a Boxd set with cut out cardboard counters and dice. as well as a big color fold out board representing the Ship. You can still find copies for sale now and then at used hobby shops.
   As if this werent strange enough I went and adapted Green Things for SSI's old Unlimited Adventures, doing all the combat icons/sprites for all the pieces... Still waiting to finish it up... but was a blast to do.
   Green Slime is one of those odd movies that you watch as a kit and thought was great. and as an adult usually end up still liking it, only for diffrent reasons.

Omega (yep, thats actually my name...)

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: on July 14, 1999, 12:00:44 AM
I watched this movie when I was about 8 or so.  The first time my mother brother and I tried to watch it somebody had made a loop and kept playing "the green slime" over and over for four hours.  We finally saw it later and I guess my youth and the fact we waited so long to see it made it a fair movie.  By todays standards it is pitiful by the standards of the time it came out it was a b-movie.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: on July 22, 1999, 08:48:29 PM
I was 4 when this flick came out.  I remember my family going, with my 2 year old sister.  She was very scared of the monster, which I used to my advantage later, heh :)  It is the first film I remember watching.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: on March 06, 2000, 11:49:47 AM
It was about twenty years or so after its release before I finally had "The Experience". My friends and I made a drinking game out of it. Everytime someone says "right" "allright" or"yessir", you take a drink. Three people can easily go through one case of beer per one viewing. I wish the soundtrack was available 'cause it freakin' rocks! Notice when Commander Rankin gets on the elevator to the rocket at the beginning of the movie.Notice the guy that goes in with him.Notice the expression on his face as he gets in behind Rankin.He's just a little too happy. When they come out, what does Rankin say? "Will see about that promotion" .Maybe a little action goin' on behind the elevator?!? I think my grandfather had a clock like the one that set off the bomb!

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: barry on May 24, 2000, 08:52:14 PM
I first saw this movie when I was 15. Friends said it was awful; I thought it was pretty good! Then I bought it on video 20 yrs. later and it IS awful! But does anybody who's
ever heard the Attilio Mineo album Man"In Space With Sounds"
recognize the sountrack when the plastic model spaceship with lit sparklers in the tail is rushing away from the
paper  -mache asteroid dangling by a wire during the exciting climax? And there's no credit given! For the second viewing this was the highlight.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: steve on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I was just a kid when the local theater began handing out little metal badges, stickers, and even rubber "green slimes" all proclaiming that "The Green slime is coming" weeks before the flick showed up. My friends and I were stoked to say the least. And then it arrive, and were we disappointed? Hell no, it was great fun. Plenty of space ships, rayguns and monsters! Man, it was a more innocent time then, I tell you! Not to mention it was on as a double feature with a Chris Lee "Fu Manchu" flick that opened with a big guy chopping off someones head with an axe!Man, those were the days.....I have it on video and I think I will go put it on right now!

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Joseph Palermo on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
My father has a bit role in this movie.  He's the guy when asked by the commander of UNSC Central, "Have you got that course figured out?"  and MY DAD replies, "Here it is, sir!"

They got most of the actors from Tachikawa AFB, Tokyo!  My dad and several other Air Force personnel were signed up to fill in for the several monitors that needed to be watched! I have 3 copies of this movie--one that was even hosted by Grandpa on TBS Scary Saturday.  Now that is a dedicated son, eh?


Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Abbodon on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The Green Slime was the first monster film that really stands out in my childhood memories (from the 1960s), what I recall most clearly is the creatures being prominently displayed on the cover of Famous Monsters Of Filmland, a required reading as part of growing up in 60s America itself.    It was the first issue of that magazine my mother refused to buy for me, subsequently my whining and wheedling got here to take me later that week to see the movie at our local drive-in, of course it was paired up with another 'rubber monster' b-movie of which's title I have forgotten.
     One last note to this story is the scene in the concession stand between films when I discovered a huge (well,larger than child-sized me at the time) stand-up lobby poster with a near life-sized Green Slime monster, this was going home with me so off I carried it to the car, the theater manager just smiled and nodded, my mother had other ideas, so with a slightly stinging butt I watched the second feature pinning over my lost treasure.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: John Page on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"The Green Slime" is one of those movies that must of seemed  like a good idea at the time. Toyko must wonder what happened to the money they spent on effects.                     I still think it's a great way to kill 90min. How can you not like a movie who's star is a wax figure!! Luckly all the other bad effects,bad acting,& the last word in 60's theme songs(have airsick bag handy!!) help take some of the sting of the wax mans acting! Sit down drink up or light up and have a good time!!!!

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Ben on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
memories of this film come to me like a dream,bits and parts scattered around in my brain.But one thing i will never forget(i was 5 or 6 and this is probably one of my very first sf /horror flicks)is the sound of the monsters!!!IT REALLY SCARED THE BEJEESUS OUT OF ME!!
I was so happy to have a bit of video with that sound.I will rent this soon!!

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Don Mills on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I saw this movie when it was first released (I was 22) and have never seen it since, but it has remained etched in my memory as a classic.  I laughed all the way through it (I was a long-established reader of sophisticated science fiction by then), and have mentioned it to many people in the years since.  And that theme song reverberates in my head ...

Reminds me of the current jokes about the bombing of Afghanistan and bin Laden.  "Laughter and tears, how allied.  What thin partitions comedy from tragedy divide."

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Mark on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
hey dudes and ladies,

I saw this for the first time in 1978, when I wuz 8 (do the math, but keep reading).

My mom had us over every weekend for visitation, so naturally I was free to stay up late.  This movie came on at about midnite, when I was so tired i was expending effort just to keep awake.

I found it very entertaining, but my older sister kept laughing at it and pointing out the obvious flaws in it that have been beaten into dead horse fertilizer...but...

am I the only one that spotted the microphone following a crowd of people running?

Then I saw it about 13 years later as I languished for two weeks in jail for an unpaid fines.  There was almost a riot because I wanted to see this movie, while another big man wanted to see the "smells like teen spirit" nirvana video that MTV was playing over and over at the time.  his grandma came to visit him right when the movie was startin, so, lucky me.  They just tore it limb for limb, while I pulled a pillow over my ears and tried to pretend I was still that little kid eating co co puffs at midnite in front of the tv, back when we didn't have cable.

Think i'll got get a second mortgage on my house so i can hire a private investigator to hunt down a VHS copy of this movie for me, it was THAT great!  Oh yeah.  But even as a child i was disgusted with the miniature models in the movie.  Wasn't that movie made with the kind of budget that would have allowed them to contract NASA to fire off a few real rockets and satellites for the take?  

Written with your scathing review of my review in mind, I am


Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Luis Interiano on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I first saw "The Green Slime" on the Sunday Morning Movie show put on by my local TV station that specialized in low-budget horror flicks- Channel 26- purveyors of "The Crawling Eye" and "Attack of the Mushroom People." This last is, imho, THE best Japanese monster movie bar none ("Akiko!....") but "The Green Slime" comes in a close second and is unusual in that the entire cast is Western but the director is Japanese. All these guys and gals must have been in Japan filming commercials and had nothing to do one long weekend because that's about how long it must have taken to lens this movie. But it is tragi-comic horror-sci-fi. You'll remember this one long after you've forgotten others. And the theme song is the coolest ever made for a monster movie. It rocks even more than "The Munsters" theme. As a kid I stayed up past midnight one night when the movie was due to come on, just to tape record it with a microphone held up to the TV. If you want to download it, click or paste this link:
Enjoy,  Luis Interiano, New Orleans

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Swamprat on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I'm eleven years old. I'm sitting in the front row of the balcony in the old Miner's Theater. In the front row down on the first floor hippie chicks are dancing like crazy to that theme song. That five minutes or so was better than the space opera garbage my older sister had paid the seventy-five cents apiece for us to see. It's hard to tell if it gets worse on TV or better. Remember the little rubber finger puppets. Jiggly little rubber stumps with big white eyeballs' You shoved your finger up thier kazoos and went running around the yard enjoying "Hours of fun and entertainment." They told us was printed right on the card. I don't know who stole the monsters from who but anyone who has seen this movie and remembers those rubber puppets knows there had to be a connection somewhere. Richard Jackel was a fine charecter actor through most of his career...I have no idea what he was doing here...and judging by his performance, I don't think he knew either. The lead chick and the commander dude are much creepier than the giant finger puppets running amuck through the space station. Blood? Or ketchup? Electro ooze, industrial anti-bacterial soap, of vomit? Why does the laser rifles look like some kind of rear axle from an early  Japanese made car? The "frightening" sound the slime critters make just annoys the hell outta me. It's like listening to your own breathing through congested lungs while trying to sleep off a heavy cold. Awful can't do this one justice...and though foul language would certainly help me feel better about it, it still wouldn't help the rotten movie any. If you run across this thing late at night give it a shot and try to see the humor. But don't rent it! Don't even waste a freebe or a coupon on it. Don't talk a friend into getting it for a bad movie party...he may try to get even with you the next time around and talk you into renting a copy of Xanadu. Now that one takes creepy to a different dimension.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Tman on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Wow, I was just sitting in front of my screen and found myslf singing the 'if you don't believe it now - you'll believe it when you're dead... Green Slime!" tune. And I was 12 years old when I watched the thing! So I did a search on Google and BAM... I found your page. This brings back good old memories of my movie watching days as a kid with my running buddies. Wierder things have happened.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Bob on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I have to agree with the guy who said that "Attack of the Mushroom People" was the best Japanese horror flick and "Green Slime" second.  [Yours truely got up at 2:30 AM to record the former off TV since that was the only time they were showing it and hasn't been seen on TV since.]  Luckily "Green Slime" aired at 3:00 PM and wasn't such a red-eye event.  Even got my dad to cut commercials for me until I could get home from school.  That was back in '85.  I treasure that particular tape, and still have it.  Anyway, despite some pretty bad models and some (at best) mediocre acting, it's not that bad a movie.  The plot is believable and interesting.  An observation I made is that everything they did to get rid of the creatures made the problem WORSE!  They should have just let the first one roam around and give it a pet name or something.  :)  How about "Sparky"?   heh...

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Charles "Sandy" on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
The Green Slime was filmed in Japan when I was in high school and I and some of my friends were extras in the movie. We were the young american nurses and crew members. We would leave the Air base and go to the filming getting a few bucks and seeing the "movie stars" up close.  It was fun to see the film and friends after all the years.  

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Stagmom on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
My sister took me to see this movie when I was 5 (she was 9.)  Where were our parents???   I freaked out and the manager had to carry me out of the theatre.   The Green Slime has a special place in our family's "Do You Remember the Time...?"    That theatre manager was still there over 20 years later when I went home to Attleboro Massachusetts and saw a movie at The Union Theatre.   Oh, another memory.  They sold ice cream cones that were completely flat on top and covered with wax paper.  The ice cream was only inside the waffle cone, not extending up so that you could stack them I guess.  No one seems to remember these except my family members!

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: AlphaWoolf on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
The first time I saw this movie as a kid, my family was staying at a Howard Johnson's motel in Orlando, Florida.  Yep, we were spending the week at Disney World (this was when what is now Epcot Center was just swamp).  I don't know how I managed it, but I stayed up late watching this on TV in the darkend room while my family slept.  TGS scared the crap out of me!  Among my many fond memories of that vacation, watching The Green Slime that night in the dark is one my favorites.  Great entertainment today, too.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Michael on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
30th July 2003 and I have just seen this film for the first time.

What an awful film, so bad I just had to keep on watching it. It brought many smiles to my face.

.. and I was nearly late for work !!!

They do not make them like that anymore :)

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: ratty on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Strange isn't it to be typing a search at 3:19 am  for a memory.  I remembered  the girls at  the British boarding school  where I stayed in one of the cottages named their caped uniforms "green slimes" after the movie. They would run around the marsh in front of the cottage making strange noises and scaring the sheep.
This was in the late 1960's when nearly everyone was behaving erraticly.  I loved those movies.  The very cheesiness of them is more convincing than all the new effects invented since.  It is the symbol of the thing, rather than the real thing that frightens.  The first scary movie I saw that had me climb into my parents bed (they made me go to my room iimmediately as I was 13)was called 'The Tingler'.  The story was when you saw the movie ,  they had wired all the theatre seats with electricity. .but it wasn't true. I saw this movie with a boy who was trying to put his arm on my shoulder. I think I nearly broke his nose when I felt this creeping thing on the back of the seat!!!!
The tingler looked like an animated shellless lobster and it moved like a turtle was hauling it on its back. Still I totally freaked!!!  

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: kjw on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
You'll go out of your mind with Green Slime.What a great psychedelic song for it's time.From 1969 as well.This is a poor man's version of The Blob basically.Only they don't stay blobs.They turn into what I call half Octaman and half Octopus.Not bad for a Japanese sci fier.Probably the best sci fier out of Japan,seeing how I hate all other sci fi movies that were either filmed in Japan,and or have Japanese actors in them.I don't like the dubbing.

But since this movie made up for what most Japanese horror and sci fi movies don't,which was having all american actors in this film.The dubbing in this one isn't half as bad as most Japanese movies.The only other good horror movie from Japan which starred mostly all amercian actors that I enjoy watching is The Manster.

But I enjoy this movie a little more,because it has the lovely and busty Luciana Paluzzi in it.The monsters aren't half as pretty as her.He he only kidding.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: John W. FreemanJr. on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"The Green Slime,"...a nostalgic blast from the past,but as a young child it seemed real at the time and certainly not campy.By today's standards one can certainly laugh out loud,..but technology at that time did not allow for Spielberg or a Lucas.Images of this movie still in my head at 47,...gee how time flys.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: R.P.GEMMELL on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
What a piece of junk! I had this film taped from TCM and at first I liked it a lot but now it's a tad off. You get lasers that run out, what the hell?! Also you get models that look like toys. Even so I say that it is not the model makers or the crew's fault, it's the low budget. '2001:A Space Odyssey' made in the same year is well better. Compared to the director's other films such as 'Tora!Tora!Tora!' (1970), 'Shogun's Samurai' (Yagyu Ichizoku No Inbo) (1978), 'Message From Space' (Uchu Kara No Messeji) (1978), 'Virus' (Fukkatsu No Hi) (1980), 'Legend Of The Eight Samurai' (Satomi Hakkenden) (1984), 'Battle Royale' (Batoru Rouiaru) (2001) and many other movies this is just a poor chopsocky that would have benefitted from a higher budget. Even though it is poor it still wouldn't be fair to call it a total mess as we have got to take into consideration that possibly even worse quickies were made at the time.

MY RATING: 4 1/2 OUT OF 10

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: annie on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Our local theater was running an afternoon showing of 101 Dalmations.  A parent drove all the kids in our neighborhood to the movies, dropped us off and left.  Only problem was, they showed Green Slime instead.  I was the oldest of the bunch, maybe 8 or 9.  I remember trying to be brave as the little kids huddled around me for protection.  I watched Green Slime with one kid hiding her head behind my back and another kid under my chair.  Green Slime left a lasting impression on me.  

thanks for the memories and especailly the video clip...doesn't seem quite so scary anymore.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Michael on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I had seen this film when it was first released in 1968 at the Avalon theater in Brooklyn, NY. I was 10 years old. Now to a ten year old back then, this was great stuff . I mean, you got, space stations,rockets, lazer rifles, space monsters and a really great looking movie poster that had nothing to do with the movie !( but she looked cool in that suit). My cousin Robert and I had a bit we did with the movie song at the beginning. we had recorded the audio of the film when it was on the 4:30 movie here in NY and for some reason just as the song ends and the first words spoken are ...Gereral, the tape had a high pitched whoop sound so everytime we watch the movie we both go ...Gereral..whoop!.Looking at it now, you just have to laugh, but for it's time and budget, it was something.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Rodney Ladson on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It's a great piece of 70's scifi, which could be redone, into a major scifi event. After all this movie is fun, and packs a nice little punch. What's not to like about this movie, which absolutely doesn't take itself seriously, goes over the top with campy acting and some of the best scifi models around. Some very good actors played their roles to the hilt: Robert Horton, Lucianna Paluzzi, and the Late Richard Jeackel to name a few. I give this film a great recommendation, just beacuse it's a throwback to saturday afternoon matinees, if you want to relive those yester years, you'd be hard pressed to find another film as good or funny. The action in the film ranges from flat out no nonsense militarism, to egg-headed scientist, going ga-ga over a new life form, from the impending doom of the earth being struck by a massive asteriod, to the bickering and infighting jealousy of a pair of unrequited rivals, and a monster that is both unique & deadly, this movie can't be beat.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Tobbe on March 11, 2005, 07:00:13 PM
I want the Green slime soundtrack! Someone that can give me a Link to find it?

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Markus on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is NEARLY my all time favourite B Movie (In my specific genre of Sci-fi "So bad it's brilliant"). It's almost got everything. It's missing gratuitous nudity and zombies (look to LIFEFORCE for the perfect B movie IMHO) but makes up for it with dramatic suspense music ("PING!!!") and somehow girlish monsters flapping their arms about- oh and a theme tune right up there with THE BLOB. But I do have a genuine affection for this movie. I love the scene where they lock the scientist behind the door with the monsters and then open it after they've killed him!!! More of those types of "get your men killed" heroes please!

 I hear Mystery Science Theatre 3000 did a pilot episode on GREEN SLIME and is impossible to get hold of. Well I hope they release GREEN SLIME on DVD soon.  We need to see the cardboard in digital clarity.

Or how about they remake it, Jerry Bruckheimer style. What a Movie that would be! Or a sequel; GREEN SLIMES. James Cameron could direct.

Shame Arnies past it now, he'd have been perfect as Rankin.

Thanks for the site and the affectionate tribute. You can't take this stuff seriously and actually critise it!

Bring on the DVD!!!

My rating: 9/10 (no nude women or zombies)

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: grapes on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I was left thinking: When they were building the space station their had to be some pencil pusher back on earth who thought "They're going to need net guns up there".

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Elizabeth on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I barely remember seeing this movie. My family would go to the Christ-Town Theater in Phoenix just to see Wallace and Ladmo on stage - and this was usually the movie that was playing. I don't remember any of the plot, I don't remember any of the scenes - I was merely trying to win a Ladmo Bag.

If anyone is interested in learning more about Wallace and Ladmo, go to search and type in Wallace and Ladmo. Many websites will pop up - my favorite one is "In Memory of Ladimir Kwiatkowski." You can also join the Wallace & Ladmo Show group at Yahoo. Loads of fun - and maybe even another chance to win that elusive Ladmo Bag!

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: peter on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I missed this first time around. My parents took me to see 2001 but they weren't into B movies.
Objectively the best thing about this movie is the game it spawned: Awful Green Things From Outer Space.
However: I love it. The crap effects and the wooden acting are only matched by the silly story.
More cheese than Cheddar.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Chris on November 25, 2006, 04:09:03 PM
I saw this wonderful piece of crap on cable, when cable was just HBO and two TV stations out of Philly. It is interesting to know that Stanley Kubrick’s classic 2001: a space odyssey was released in the same year and by the same company, MGM in 1968. Was this pure coincidence or, gasp, an intentional plot...

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Jamie on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I watched this movie for the first time a couple of days ago.  Definately worth staying up till 5 am.  This movie is great.  Rankin is my hero.  That man has some moves.  No one does an acrobatic dive role quite like him.  Also when he throws the bed at the blob in the infermery to get away, wow nicely done.  You definately don't see heroes in modern movies doing such things.  I wonder if he does all his stunts.  

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Dave on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
I loved your review of this, ahem, science fiction classic.  It's a blast to watch "The Green Slime" in all its campiness and B-movie glory.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: on November 04, 2005, 07:10:36 PM
The second best Sci-Fi dance sequence ever.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: IT on December 06, 2005, 06:07:57 PM
A very fun and enjoyable bad movie.This movie was to me the best of the low budget scifi movies of the 60s I give it 6 STARS.

Title: The Green Slime
Post by: Timothy on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Saw this movie back in the 80's and loved it, saw it the other day on cable and I still love it.  The dodgy effects and acting add to the appeal of this movie for me.

Some of the script is just so bad, and why after emptying their lasers into the slime they chick the things at them I don't know but the film world is full of such wornderous plot pieces so I don't really care.

I give this movie a thumbs up every time


Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: Vince on January 28, 2007, 08:08:25 PM
I saw this movie when I was 10 years old at the Hermo Theater in Hermann, MO in July 1969.  My family had just moved to town and we begged our parents to let us go after seeing the title "The Green Slime" on the marquee.  We kids walked there by ourselves, and got in for 50 cents apiece.  We all loved it!

I haven't seen the film since, but I remember the theme song--my brother and I used to sing it to each other because it was so cool!  The last time I thought about it (until now) was when the original "Alien" film was released.  Now, it had been a long time since I had seen "Slime", but it sure seemed to me that the plot of "Alien" was awfully similar.  Anybody agree?

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: JaseSF on January 28, 2007, 08:47:12 PM
Could this movie be any cooler? I don't think so. I LOVE this one and very much enjoyed the review on site here. The opening song has to be one of the greatest of its type ever.

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: already_taken on April 22, 2008, 11:46:31 PM
I remember seeing this film at a single screen theater (yes, there were such things in those days).  I recall promos for the movie in the local newspaper: The Green Slime are Coming!  I remember wondering, even at my then tender age, about the curious grammatic structure of that phrase.  The plot of the movie as I recall involved slimy pond scum-like stuff attacking first the ship then occupants of ship. It later became standard a Star Trek plot artifice.   What I failed to appreciate then was the hunky/hottieness of the actors.  It seems I had a more acute appreciation of what mattered when I was eleven years old.

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: vanightwolf on October 10, 2008, 09:55:10 AM
So many bad movies feature such GREAT music. Who WAS the singer of "The Green Slime"? A guy named Charles Fox is credited with the film's music, but was he the one who actually SANG that song? I heard the song was released as a 45-single around '68 or '69.

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: vanightwolf on October 16, 2008, 10:53:16 AM
By the way, the shooting script for "The Green Slime" was based on a screenplay by Renato Moretti and Ivan Reiner (or Reitner), who brought us the Italian baddie "Wild Wild Planet" as well as several other Z-grade sci-fiers. It seems they couldn't raise the money in Italy to make it, so they sold it to producers in Japan, and the rest is bad-movie history. At least the laser-guns in "Green Slime" aren't poorly disguised propane-torches.

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: Ometiklan on March 14, 2009, 10:56:29 PM
Just finished watching this little gem...
Now... Not only is Rankin the hero of this film but.
He is also the jackass that caused the whole problem in the first place!
By smashing Dr.Halverson's sample onto A rock while they were still on the asteroid.
This idiot splashed some of the green slime onto His spacesuit.
Unknowingly bringing it back to Gamma 3!

Wonder if that was in His final report.

Still A fun movie though!

9/10 stars..

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: Flangepart on March 16, 2009, 05:57:53 PM
When going to light speed to out run an anti-matter blast...turn on the force fields BEFORE you go to 10 Gees! idiot!

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: Max Brandt on May 18, 2010, 04:33:47 PM
I remember this cheese ball movie, watched it many moons ago I think on Commander USA's Groovie Movies. Them were the days! I also believe The Green Slime was one of the first b-grade movies mocked on MST3k.

I'm surprised the Beastie Boys haven't found a way to incorporate the silly monsters into one of their videoes.

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: Anonymous on May 21, 2010, 10:26:00 PM
I think both this and Message from Space might possibly be Kinji (Battle Royale)Fukasaku's weakest movies, his other movies are a lot better than this and he kind of drops the ball for these two movies. He drops more in The Green Slime than in Message from Space (Message from space has a goofy charm that keeps it from being unlikeable  regardless of the star wars rip off).

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: Alrx on August 22, 2010, 08:37:46 AM
I'm actually pretty cool with this film. Cheesey rubber slime monsters, yes, but pretty good film overall. I love the theme song to this movie. GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN SLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. :P

So, overall, I'm cool with this film, and I ceartainly hope the Mst3k pilot version of this film, even though already on YouTube, will be released on DVD one day. :)

Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: BadIsGood on January 26, 2011, 10:17:24 PM
This movie once saved me fromn food posioning. Four of us were on a day-hike trip in northern New Mexico, we had dinner in some tasty Mexican hole-in-wall and then watched this movie with a case of beer. It quickly became a drinking game for all but one of us who did not partake and, alas, spent the next day with buzzards circling over him. The rest of us were fine thanks to this top notch drinking movie.

It's got everything: hammy acting, awful special effects, preposterous aliens, goofy plot. We still joke about it to this day. OUr favorite "bring in the net gun", standard gear for any space station one presumes. And the two bozos on the light cart are a hoot: every few seconds one would point his light forward, the other backwards and thn they would switch for no discernibl purpose except to cause us to drink some more.

Well worth it; this is my favorite so-bad-its-good movie.


Title: Re: The Green Slime
Post by: Trevor on February 19, 2014, 06:31:05 AM
I can imagine Richard Jaeckel saying "If Green Slimers have no objection......"  :wink: