Friday, 13 April 2012

Botched rocket launch triggers crisis

No, not that one.

It's the Clangers again, in a classic episode, bursting with hand-knitted stop-motion goodness. From the controversial malfunctioning door sequence, when Major Clanger famously exclaims (via the magic of nuclear magnetic resonance, transcribed for swanee whistle) "Oh, sod it; the bloody thing’s stuck again", through the disastrous rocket launch, to the rogue iron chicken crashing through walls like an avian terminator and being ineffectively whacked with wooden spoon by an exasperated soup dragon, it's a thrill-packed roller coaster ride from beginning to end.

James Cameron, George Lucas - for a master class in action-adventure sci-fi, watch and learn:
I don't qualify for an early pension or early retirement but, thankfully, nobody's stopping me from taking my second childhood early, so I'm damn well going to enjoy it now.


In an official statement earlier today, Major Clanger reiterated the Clangers' claim that their unsuccessful rocket firing had been a peaceful attempt to launch a skyrocket full of stars and denied that the Clangers' space programme was a cover for testing long-range missile technology.