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Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« on: February 13, 2012, 07:34:42 pm »
If I made a film, it would probably be like this.  Spot the warmongering Sarah Palin lookalike.

http://www.b3ta.com/links/Iron_Sky_trailer

 ;D
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2012, 07:42:06 pm »
Yay! Silly film time!
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2012, 07:57:53 pm »
SPACE NAZIS!
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2012, 08:07:29 pm »
I saw the trailer for Sarah Palin vs The Space Nazis last week, and was mildly disturbed that I hadn't heard of it from andygates first...
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2012, 08:18:43 pm »
I'd probably gushed over it back when it was in crowdfunded pre-production :)
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 08:34:13 pm »
Is this actually going to make it to cinemas, or be straight to DVD?  Presciently, I was at a party on Saturday bemoaning the lack of decent men's titles in "book clubs"...specifically, because they didn't have enough Nazis and spaceships in them.
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 09:45:57 pm »
Is this actually going to make it to cinemas, or be straight to DVD?  Presciently, I was at a party on Saturday bemoaning the lack of decent men's titles in "book clubs"...specifically, because they didn't have enough Nazis and spaceships in them.

Or Nazi Spaceships!

Space Battleship Bismarck FTW!

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Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 10:42:45 pm »
So the Sunday Sport was right.  There was a Lancaster Bomber made it to the moon.
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 10:51:49 pm »
Is this actually going to make it to cinemas, or be straight to DVD?  Presciently, I was at a party on Saturday bemoaning the lack of decent men's titles in "book clubs"...specifically, because they didn't have enough Nazis and spaceships in them.

About the only book I can think of that's got the Nazis anywhere near space was Philip K. Dick's "The Man In The High Castle" - IIRC, it's mentioned in the book that the Germans were beginning to colonise the Moon, but it wasn't like it was a central part of the plot...

In fact, there's such a dearth of Space Nazis that even with the imminent coming of Iron Sky, there still isn't a fleshed out Space Nazis page on TV Tropes!
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Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 10:57:57 pm »
So the Sunday Sport was right.  There was a Lancaster Bomber made it to the moon.

That's strange, I don't recall reading that the Germans used Lancasters...  ;D
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Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 10:59:08 pm »
So the Sunday Sport was right.  There was a Lancaster Bomber made it to the moon.

That's strange, I don't recall reading that the Germans used Lancasters...  ;D

They do in the posters   :D
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2012, 11:09:00 pm »
Is this actually going to make it to cinemas, or be straight to DVD?  Presciently, I was at a party on Saturday bemoaning the lack of decent men's titles in "book clubs"...specifically, because they didn't have enough Nazis and spaceships in them.

Or Nazi Spaceships!

What about zombies? Nazi zombies in space for a trope trifecta!

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Space Battleship Bismarck FTW!

Sounds a bit derivative to me1... ;) And the Bismark's proportions are all wrong, the bridge/conning tower section is too far forwards. If anything HMS Rodney would work better as an ironclad/spaceship cut'n'shut job.2

1 As, I guess, you knew. And there's already been a live-action/shedloads-of-CGI remake of the original anime.  :o

2 Ye Godz, the things I end up discussing in here...  ;D
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Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2012, 11:26:59 pm »
Very much looking forward to this. The Finnish team behind it produced Star Trek spoofs, the Star Wreck series, culminating in the full-length 'Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning' (it took them seven years, the render farm was three PCs in a kitchen!), available on DVD and as a torrent. I loved that, so Iron Sky should be right up my street. And Udo Kier's in it too :)
Oh yes, they have cinema releases scheduled: UK April 20 (funny coincidence, that was Hitler's birthday....!).
The Guardian gave it a rather sniffy review, I agree with one of the comments: "I refuse to believe you can make a bad film about Nazis from the moon. I'm sorry; it's just not possible."

Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 12:12:17 am »
Independence Day meets Starship Troopers meets Wag the Dog meets Downfall. An interesting mix. I assume the reference to the Bismarck upthread is to the Hindenburg. 'Oh, the humanity'.

AndyK

Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 08:55:52 am »
I've been waiting to see this released for about a year since I first heard of it. It looks like it'll be done in the style of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2012, 10:05:58 am »
Independence Day meets Starship Troopers meets Wag the Dog meets Downfall. An interesting mix. I assume the reference to the Bismarck upthread is to the Hindenburg. 'Oh, the humanity'.

No, Wascally's Bismark reference is a Teutonic riff on a Japanese anime franchise, based on the premise that the Japanese WW2 super-battleship Yamato is raised from the depths of the Pacific, welded to a futuristic propulsion system that can be used, in extremis, as a weapon and festooned with frikkin' lasers.

Hence the footnote in my previous post, though I wonder why I bothered...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato
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Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2012, 12:38:25 pm »
Oooooh. I'm going to that Essex over Easter. We could all meet up in that London and see it together for added hilarity.
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Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #17 on: February 14, 2012, 12:48:58 pm »
Independence Day meets Starship Troopers meets Wag the Dog meets Downfall. An interesting mix. I assume the reference to the Bismarck upthread is to the Hindenburg. 'Oh, the humanity'.

No, Wascally's Bismark reference is a Teutonic riff on a Japanese anime franchise, based on the premise that the Japanese WW2 super-battleship Yamato is raised from the depths of the Pacific, welded to a futuristic propulsion system that can be used, in extremis, as a weapon and festooned with frikkin' lasers.

Hence the footnote in my previous post, though I wonder why I bothered...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato

I was taken by the quoting of this famous footage of the Hindenburg. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/F54rqDh2mWA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/F54rqDh2mWA&rel=1</a> at 1min 42sec in the trailer, hence 'O' the humanity'.
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AndyK

Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #18 on: February 14, 2012, 01:09:40 pm »
Independence Day meets Starship Troopers meets Wag the Dog meets Downfall. An interesting mix. I assume the reference to the Bismarck upthread is to the Hindenburg. 'Oh, the humanity'.

No, Wascally's Bismark reference is a Teutonic riff on a Japanese anime franchise, based on the premise that the Japanese WW2 super-battleship Yamato is raised from the depths of the Pacific, welded to a futuristic propulsion system that can be used, in extremis, as a weapon and festooned with frikkin' lasers.

Hence the footnote in my previous post, though I wonder why I bothered...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Battleship_Yamato

The live action film is quite good:

http://youtu.be/Row0rYFQCHs

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Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 10:04:07 am »
I've just mentioned this at work. Everyone's now very excited about it.

ETA: we are hoping that the inevitable sequel will be Space Nazis vs The Clangers.
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Buzz

Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 05:42:22 pm »
God bless the Japanese

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/e5cQVff7GMM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/e5cQVff7GMM&rel=1</a>

There is also manga battlemech strip set in an alternate Nazi post war world by the name of "Hell Hounds".

AndyK

Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 06:05:52 pm »
God bless the Japanese

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/e5cQVff7GMM&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/e5cQVff7GMM&rel=1</a>

There is also manga battlemech strip set in an alternate Nazi post war world by the name of "Hell Hounds".

If you like that you'll like the Worldwar books by Harry Turtledove.

Re: Iron Sky - Nazis from space!
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 06:30:23 pm »
Never tell me the odds.

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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2012, 08:01:33 pm »
Presciently, I was at a party on Saturday bemoaning the lack of decent men's titles in "book clubs"...specifically, because they didn't have enough Nazis and spaceships in them.
Instead of moaning at a party, you could make some suggestions:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006s5sf
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Re: Iron Sky
« Reply #24 on: February 16, 2012, 01:23:29 pm »
Presciently, I was at a party on Saturday bemoaning the lack of decent men's titles in "book clubs"...specifically, because they didn't have enough Nazis and spaceships in them.
Instead of moaning at a party, you could make some suggestions:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006s5sf

How about Sven Hassel's 'The Bloody Road to Death'? A book which , as a forumite* has previously pointed out, disproves the maxim "You can't judge a book by its cover".

*possibly Rogerzilla