September 02, 2012

Laser Rangers 2012 September Meeting

Mars Attacks . . . AGAIN!

Date: September 8, 2012
Time: 4:45pm (Fhanish time)
Place: David Sooby’s home theater with 51-inch Samsung HDTV, a 5.1 Surround Sound Dolby Digital sound system, a full set of audiophile-grade speakers, and brand new seating for about 15 people without crowding.
Captain Laser: Ken Keller
Food Theme: Survival Rations, Something colored red
Dress Theme: "Martian Uniforms" or British

See more at the Laser Rangers Website.

Short features will precede our main features!

Jeff Wayne's The Musical Version of 'War of the Worlds'

(2006, Appox. 2+ hours); Starring Lewis, McLeod, Richard Burton, Justin Hayward, & Alexis James 

The Dinner break will serve as an intermission between the two parts of this feature.

In 1978 Jeff Wayne composed and produced one of the most groundbreaking and best-selling musical works of all time. In 2006 after much anticipation Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of The Worlds was brought to the stage for the first time, playing to sold-out arenas across the UK. The War of The Worlds Live is a spectacular mix of live music, theatre, multi-media and visual arts on a grand scale.

Check out this awesome trailer!

We will break half way through War of the Worlds for a pot luck dinner between features to discuss what we've just seen, what is coming, and more. Usually a lively conversation is had by all. You can bring what you want to share or just something for yourself.
There will be more amazing shorts between dinner and part 2. After which, we will show our final feature.

Invaders from Mars (1953)

(1953, 78 minutes); Starring Helena Carter, Arthur Franz, Jimmy Hunt, & Leif Erickson
A young boy learns that space aliens are taking over the minds of earthlings.

One night, young David McLean sees a spaceship crash into a nearby sandpit. His father goes to investigate, but comes back changed. Where once he was cheerful and affectionate, he's now sullen and snarlingly rude. Others fall into the sandpit and begin acting like him: cold, ill-tempered and conspiratorial.

Invaders from Mars Trailer

The home of the Laser Rangers is located about two miles north of the Kansas Speedway, NW of the intersection of I-70 and I-435 on the Kansas side of the Greater Kansas City area.

IMAGE CREDITS: The information and movie poster images for all of these shows come from the invaluable IMDB or the movie's  respected distrubutors. 
The movie screen frame image used for the Laser Rangers contact information is courtesy of Psychology Today Online. Many thanks to these websites!

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