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MisterE

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Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 10, 2013 - 05:26pm PT
If you are like us and love everything SHARK! you are not gonna want to miss this one tomorrow night on the SyFy channel.

In fact, you will probably be watching the marathon all day

http://www.syfy.com/schedule/?date=2013-07-11

Sadly, I have to work, but I'll be watching SHARKNADO!

Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:28pm PT
Excellent!
hossjulia

climber
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:37pm PT
Is this kinda like a photo bomb? A front page bomb? A forum buster bomb? What say the monkeys? Is this a not-so subtle stab at the oh-so important OT rants?

I was surprised it was a real movie, SciFi channel or not.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 10, 2013 - 05:42pm PT
Uh..

Yup...

and this ones a real movie too:


Credit: justthemaid
Batrock

Trad climber
Burbank
Jul 10, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
That is the bestest thing ever!!!
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 10, 2013 - 07:25pm PT
My favorite bits in Sharktopus was the bungi jumper, and when it walked on land on its tentacles!

Hope I didn't blow the storyline...
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 10, 2013 - 07:29pm PT
Sharktopus gives BUNGi-SNaX two tentacles up ^^:)
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 10, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
It looks kind of ha ha, but my friend and I watched about five films from the same company that produced this one. It's called The Asylum. And it's obvious that they know they are putting out kitsch.

What makes stuff like this actually funny is if the filmmakers are trying to be serious. Think of "Plan Nine from Outer Space." Really, Ed Wood wasn't trying to be funny there, and hence, it's hilarious. It's so...earnest.

But these films are just awful. They linger like exhaustion from sleeping too long when you have the flu. We tried to have fun with them, but each one got super dull and we had to turn it off.
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Jul 10, 2013 - 08:16pm PT
how f*#king ridiculous….


Thanks for bringing to my attention, moving on now….
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jul 10, 2013 - 08:21pm PT
Teeth, many teeth, sitting at just the correct angle to separate a limb from the rest of you!


MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 10, 2013 - 10:15pm PT
Stich - agreed Ed Wood was the shiz. We even named a route in the Southern Pickets: "Plan 9", complete with the "Bela Lugosi Traverse".

Yes, it will be bad, but originality trumps the regurgitated story at some point, right?
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 11, 2013 - 05:37am PT
I hope so. If they work in some good social commentary a la "Robocop" it could work.
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jul 11, 2013 - 06:13am PT
Picked up the boy's new La-Z-Boy and beer-mug yesterday. Count-down to shark-fest couch-potato has begun.

@Stitch.. These movies are indeed silly but fun in their way. I actually have a hard time watching more than 15 minutes of Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus.... not because of the paper-thin plot, the badly animated monsters, or the terrible dialog... these are things I can endure. What I find truly unbearable is watching Deborah Gibson try to act. It takes B-movie actor to a whole new level. ;)
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Jul 11, 2013 - 06:34am PT
at times like these i wish i still had television. sharks + tornadoes? yes.
MisterE

Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 11, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
Bump. If you have lost your appreciation of the absurd, you may be too serious a person. 1/2 hour til showtime!

















Sierra Ledge Rat

Mountain climber
Old and Broken Down in Appalachia
Jul 11, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
A couple of years ago I was scuba diving in the Coral Sea about 100 km off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

There was a large group of sharks swimming in circles on the reef (see photo below). I swam into the middle of this school, and the sharks parted around me, still swimming in circles... It was an AWESOME experience to be completely surrounded by sharks.

I took this photo just before I swam right into the middle of that school of sharks
Sharks in the Coral Sea
Sharks in the Coral Sea
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

These ain't nurse sharks, baby
Coral Sea
Coral Sea
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

White tips!
White tips!
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

White tips!
White tips!
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

White tips!
White tips!
Credit: Sierra Ledge Rat

Full story of my trip to the Coral Sea here (multiple pages).
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:18am PT
Watched about 15 minutes of Sharktopus.

Is there anybody who actually likes Eric Roberts?



As for swimming with white tips; read up on the US Indianapolis,..
Radish

Trad climber
SeKi, California
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:33am PT
Its that time of the month for the lady of the house here, so, yea.....Its Shark Week!
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jul 12, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Go ahead and laugh, if you want.

But, sharknado is real!
stich

Trad climber
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Jul 12, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Alright, what is the verdict? Is Sharknado worthy?
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