The B-Movie Podcast: Action Wasteland – Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn 3D
This week in honor of the most American of holidays we’re celebrating the most American of sci-fi sub-genres the Post-Apolocalypse! Post-Apolocalypse in movies that is. We as a society are not there… yet.
We continue our journey of four films for Fourth of July with our first Charles Band classic. Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn was a film I distinctly remember seeing in the theater and in 3D. To me this film was a classic from my childhood. I still remember it feeling so real in the theater. I didn’t remember it being a complete homage (e.g. rip-off) of High Noon set on a desert planet. Now, I know this isn’t a Post-Apocalyptic film per-se but the way that Band puts the film together and even the themes he’s dealing with is a classic Post-Apocalyptic film. This would not be a Band production if Tim Thomerson didn’t show! This is not the first time we’e talked about Thomerson, craftier people will remember he shows up in Volunteers, which we covered during our Hanks vs. Adventure double feature. Thomerson isn’t the lead, it’s Jeffery Byron as Ranger Dogen aka The Gary Cooper part. It’s all pretty crafty as awesome but we’ll get to the film and how awesome the 3D is in the film (the first of two films in this series made for 3D).
Release Year: 1983
Director: Charles Band
Writer(s): Alan J. Adler
Cast of Note: Jeffery Byron, Michael Preston, Tim Thomerson, Kelly Preston, Richard Moll, R. David Smith, Larry Pennell, Marty Zagon Jeffery Byron, Michael Preston, Tim Thomerson, Kelly Preston, Richard Moll, R. David Smith, Larry Pennell, Marty Zagon