Nerdiest (ie. 'greatest') idea ever: Krull weddings
Krull is a 1983 movie that gets a wholly undeserved bad rap in the realm of science-fiction movies. Yes, its special effects are dated (though not so much by early '80s standards). Sure, the dialog at times sounds like it was written by Will Shakespeare on a tequila bender. And granted, the costumes look like they were stolen from backstage at the musical Xanadu. But you know what else? It has a simple charm and enduring message ("Power is fleeting; love is eternal") that still transfixes its loyal fans.
So it's with great glee that I discovered that back in 1983, the studio behind Krull actually promoted the movie with KRULL WEDDINGS! If I were to get married (AGAIN!), I'd definitely be up for having my love say "I take fire from water. I give it only to the man whom I choose as my husband" in a huge ballroom flanked by soldiers who pound their swords against their helmets in tribute.
Sadly, it wasn't as extravagant as all that. Click here to read what actually happened.
In the meantime, go rent Krull and then explain to me why it was such a flop back in the day. It's worth watching for the character of Ergo (David Battley) alone!
TOP 5 "ERGO" LINES FROM KRULL:
5. "Faces that ugly could only belong to robbers. Don't worry, I'll turn them all into pigs."
4. "If I had my wish I'd be out of this gloomy place right away. If I really had my wish I'd be sitting on top of a gooseberry pie as big as a mountain. No, that's a bit greedy. I'll settle for one as big as a house."
3. "My name is no jest, beanpole."
2. "He marches us towards a solid face of rock. The man has raisins in his braincase."
1. "Oh boy, I should have stuck to puppies."