Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: A Shadow Shall Fall Over The Universe Edition


This weekend, in a fit of abject boredom, I broke down and did something I haven’t done in nearly a decade:  I put a VHS tape in my cassette player.  (Yes, I’m aware that I’m behind the times, but I use the VCR as a video router to keep all my antediluvian video equipment in line.  Until last Christmas, my television only had coaxial inputs.)  In any case, ancient tech or not, large portions of Heavy Metal still have the same punch as back in ’82, especially the last 30 minutes of the film, with Taarna’s fully orchestrated battle against the armies of the Loc-Nar and their cyborg leader.  Even 30 years later, I still got literal goosebumps as the injured bird-creature lifted her into the air the last time, and the echoing cries of the Loc-Nar filled the world, and I once again remarked what a shame it is that so much of the movie’s early going is filled with boobie shots and adolescent humor…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) by the power of the glowing Loc-Nar, placed in your hand, commands you, come forth, Ulu’thc, asking: How do you deal with the embarrassing bits in your favorite pop culture?