I am old.
Well, ok, it's all a matter of perspective, but I've reached an age where random clips trigger memories of childhood. Tonight, one such trigger got me watching Hannibal Smith drive the punk from The Bad News Bears across the Cursed Earth. I remember watching this occasionally on Channel 11 when I should have been exploring the world and making new friends, but hey, that repurposed BTR-80 was so Goddamned awesome.
It's just one of those movies from my youth where cool scenes stuck in the corner of my mind, but the title or plot doesn't. I eventually stumbled across the name Damnation Alley off Wikipedia somehow, and I finally watched the whole thing tonight.
I mean, even most the cool parts of it that stuck with me sucked. This movie is horrible. And it makes me sad that those happy memories of giant mutant scorpions eating women pushed off the backs of dirt bikes are now ruined forever. Lost... like tears in rain.
With the Random Waves podcast, I'm trying to dig up and preserve old memories. I hope those remembering the remembrances don't get depressed off how less magical or important things seem in the decades afterwards. Hopefully, I don't damage the past by revisiting them.
Just the same, if anybody remembers a movie or TV show from the late 70's or early 80's where a Native American shaman is being chased in the Pacific Northwest and spreads colored chalk across a road which becomes a invisible wall to destroy the pursuers' jeep, do tell me the name of it. I can't wait to watch the rest of it again!
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