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"Transforming the second chapter of Ellen Ripley's ongoing war with the Xenomorphs into an icecapade is the kind of loony idea that that can only possibly exist after someone has exploded fireworks inside a crowded bar to simulate RoboCop's iconic gas station explosion while the titular cyborg breaks into a musical interlude describing his existential crisis. Anything else would be a step back after that."
The Old Murder House Theater is a comedy troupe in Austin known for doing... shall we say... unusual movie adaptations. Last weekend's show: "Aliens On Ice!" (Scroll down for Youtube footage, or check out a two minute summary of the show, from the troupe.)

Movies.com: Pre-show review. Post Show review.
posted by zarq (24 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
here’s the Space Marines coming out of Hypersleep and preparing to descend upon LB426

V! In the name of all that is holy, V!

/me flies into inconsolable rage
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:09 AM on November 23, 2011 [6 favorites]


The carton of milk was just the icing on the cake.
posted by Elmore at 11:10 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


That is a terrible Marty McFly but an excellent George McFly.
posted by DU at 11:11 AM on November 23, 2011


Also, that can't be Ethan Suplee, can it?
posted by DU at 11:16 AM on November 23, 2011


Cast can be seen here.
posted by zarq at 11:20 AM on November 23, 2011


I'll buy that for a dollar!
posted by chavenet at 11:22 AM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wow that totally doesn't say "Transforming the second chapter of Ellen Ripley's ongoing war with the Aniomorphs" like I thought it did at first.

I'd love to see this. And re: Robocop, I am convinced that Paul Verhoeven makes all his movies with foresight of the fact that someone might turn them into operas one day.
posted by griphus at 11:32 AM on November 23, 2011


Austin is quickly becoming one of the premiere cities in the country for innovative comedy. Texas is a big place and much more than just Rick Perry land.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:35 AM on November 23, 2011


They're going to take this on the road and come to Seattle, right?
posted by The Tensor at 11:35 AM on November 23, 2011


Wow that totally doesn't say "Transforming the second chapter of Ellen Ripley's ongoing war with the Aniomorphs" like I thought it did at first.

That would have been extra awesome.
otherwise, it's just nominally awesome.
posted by Theta States at 11:41 AM on November 23, 2011


Paul Verhoeven makes all his movies with foresight of the fact that someone might turn them into operas one day.

Only after four sequels, each half the quality of the previous movie. The opera is the only way to redeem the franchise.
posted by localroger at 11:42 AM on November 23, 2011


First as tragedy, then as farce, then, only then.

As opera.
posted by effugas at 11:44 AM on November 23, 2011


... whoah.
posted by rmd1023 at 12:05 PM on November 23, 2011


This show MUST tour...
posted by mikelieman at 12:10 PM on November 23, 2011


unusual movie adaptations

This looks like the perfect thread to post Star Wars Burlesque (probably NSFW).
posted by UbuRoivas at 12:36 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


V! In the name of all that is holy, V!


*sigh* ...NOBODY is going to pay to see V on ice.
posted by sexyrobot at 12:59 PM on November 23, 2011 [2 favorites]


Heh. I always thought Grace Jones would be perfect to play the xenomorphs, if they ever did Aliens on stage.
posted by azuresunday at 1:31 PM on November 23, 2011


"…and a xenomorph may be involved."
"Excuse me, sir. A what?"
posted by asfuller at 1:46 PM on November 23, 2011


my takeaway from two different friends. "More Dildos than the original." One added "also, more Space Marines falling on their asses."
posted by Mad_Carew at 2:04 PM on November 23, 2011 [1 favorite]


"More Dildos than the original."

I doubt it. Giger's design for the alien was obviously phallic and there were dozens or hundreds of aliens in Aliens.
posted by The Tensor at 2:22 PM on November 23, 2011


Austin is quickly becoming one of the premiere cities in the country for innovative comedy. Texas is a big place and much more than just Rick Perry land.

I wouldn't be so quick to make the ideas of "innovative comedy" and "Rick Perry land" exclusive.

Anyways, this looks awesome and I can't wait for the show to come to my city.
posted by never used baby shoes at 2:33 PM on November 23, 2011


A friend of mine saw Aliens on Ice and really enjoyed it. I'm going to have to check their next show out.
posted by immlass at 4:15 PM on November 23, 2011


This video is mentioned in the Collider article, but isn't actually embedded on the page: "Be Our Guest"
posted by zarq at 6:22 PM on November 23, 2011


"More Dildos than the original."

I doubt it.

Haven't seen it, so I can't say one way or the other. Here's what I read about it.
That had way more dildos and marines falling down hard onto ice than the movie. Very entertaining.

https://twitter.com/#!/wileywiggins/status/138139232484069379
I think this was not just phallic aliens, but dildos, but I'll ask my friend to clarify. I'm just reporting the news...
posted by Mad_Carew at 8:24 PM on November 23, 2011


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