Monday, August 4, 2008
Watch this show. It looks like the 80's but it was made in 2004. That's the point, the all-encompassing, glorious, effervescent pastiche. It's the headroom, it's the music, it's the crappy continuity, the jump cuts, the blatant sexism, the hideous camerawork... it's more 80's than the 80's. And I love it to death. I've known and loved "Darkplace" for a while, and have recently rediscovered it on DVD (you must have a region-free player, fellow Americans). "Garth Marenghi's Darkplace" is a singular gem that I still have no idea how the hell it was made and actually shown. I mean, this kind of genius, this magnitude of genius, usually gets irrevocably lost. The fact that this exists on DVD form on my shelf and on my TV gives me hope for the future of awesome. Yes, such amazing things exist, and will continue to exist, however few and far between they may be.
"Dagless: I just can't believe the Temp is dead
Reed: It's alright Rick, we'll get another one."