Want to see what you’re missing out on at Patreon? Join us at 6pm Pacific for live commentating on the 1986 original, Short Circuit!
If you aren’t a part of the Laser Time Patreon (and you REALLY should be a part of it), then you might not know we made a change to the Monday Night Movie commentaries! In case you hadn’t heard: From now on, the live stream of the movie commentary will be open to whoever can show up on time (check out the May movie schedule), though the archive/MP3 version of it will remain exclusive to our wonderful Patreon members (and did we mention that as little as $5 a month on the Laser Time Patreon is 100% worth it?!?!). So, what are we going to be watching, live, RIGHT HERE at 6pm Pacific time? The ’80s classic about a living robot (with a side of stereotypes that have aged TERRIBLY)…
Yes on May 9, 1986 (30 years to the day) Short Circuit was first released in theaters. This goofy ’80s comedy introduced the world to Johnny 5, the cutest, nerdiest robot ever – and who they try to hide in the above trailer. And yes, Short Circuit ALSO features the infamous bit of Fisher Stevens playing a broad and insulting stereotype of an Indian man. How has it all aged in the last 30 years? We intend to find out (though we’re betting not well).
You can buy the Digital Download on Amazon or find a less legal way to find INPUT. Then join us here at 6pm Pacific to watch along on the Twitch stream below! And if you’re a Patreon supporter, you can download the MP3 archive the day after the stream!
In the meantime, get a taste of how these streams go by watching a previous freebie – maybe it’ll inspire you to jump on the Patreon Bandcamp.