Under the Ground begins and ends with clips from Rag Radio – filmed during our November, 9, 2018 interview with populist activist and former Texas Observer editor Jim Hightower. Dr. Meuller flies in from Brazil with a plan to replace the queen bee with a new queen...which will produce hardworking and non-aggressive offspring. With Ben Johnson, Michael Parks, Paul Hecht, Gretchen Corbett. Astrodome, who? david attenborough — Opening words I do not in any way claim the rights of ownership to any of them. The replacement facility, Minute Maid (formerly Enron) Field is also a great place, maybe even better with a retractable roof.Meanwhile, the Astrodome sits empty as the city of Houston can't make up it's mind what to do with the former 8th Wonder of the World. Meanwhile...even though bodies begin to turn up at the morgue, the police department is reluctant to get involved. Sheriff: “Everyone off the streets! He discovers that the dog died of toxic paralysis...and its stomach is full of bees. I have posted them purely for entertainment purposes only. The game wasn't great, but it was cool to see the Dome. We’re bringing a car load of killer bees through a densely populated area for … The Astrodome would make a great film studio! We both Googled it, and there is a completely different 1976 TV movie called The Savage Bees and it stars Ben Johnson who, just two years later, would appear in The Swarm. The Brazilian doctor approaches the swarm wearing a protective suit - while Jeannie sits in her car relaying the situation to Jeff on a walkie-talkie. IMDB synopsis: In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of Africanized killer bees escape from a foreign freighter. Jeannie and Jeff meet with Deputy Mayor Pelligrino (James Best) but there is no sense of urgency on his part. Performing an autopsy on a pet is an unusual request but the assistant medical examiner, Jeff DuRand (Michael Parks), obliges. Synopsis In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter. Over the past few years we have wanted to break the mold of what it means to produce car videos. Africanized bees attack when annoyed by color or sound...and they will pursue quarry for as long as twenty-four hours. There's a small press comic book in which The Astrodome appeared in use as a post-holocaust greenhouse ! Anyway, like a lot of movies seen in our youth, it was misremembered. But things go horribly wrong when two Mardi Gras revelers break through the roadblock and get out of their car. There had been a brief strike (go figure!) The Astros were in the playoffs and got eliminated at the Dome. A farmer is killed, despite his attempt to stay underwater in a bayou. They totally remain the property of their respective owners. Believing the pooch was poisoned, the sheriff drives into the city to have the coroner examine the animal. Long fly balls that would have gone out of any other park ended up dying on the warning track. Naturally, most hitters hated the dome, though a few like Jimmy Wynn did pretty well there. That was The Savage Bees and the dome was the Superdome. Savage Bees Description. Then the grass died. This comment has been removed by the author. and the players weren't in the best of form. Verb (transitive) To attack or assault someone or something ferociously or without restraint. He locates the bees in a food stand and the area is blocked off. It was all the rage in the 1970's, until big name players started wearing out their knees on it. Let them play!". !Regarding the TTa ad: So that's what William Shatner saw on the wing. And... both take place in Houston. This is the serious attempt to scare the audience; whether it succeeds or not depends on the viewers’ phobia towards their pollen pals. That was the Superdome and I only remember it, because I'm originally from New Orleans. I hate sports, but I'd put up with a baseball game to hang out in that bar. I had a copy of it. Killer Bees, The Bees and The Swarm (even master of disaster producer Allen jumped on the bandwagon) were all made in an effort to maximize the thrill factor of current events. But the ceiling was so bright during day games that the fielders couldn't see the ball. Truly a masterstroke of a genius at work, the director Bruce Geller. The festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter. While some seek popularity, fame or instant success, we are here to make high quality video with attention to technical detail along with appreciating the good and bad of vehicles and life. The savage, rocky shores of Christmas Island, 200 miles south of Java, in the Indian Ocean. Too bad they don't set up shop in it to remake SPACE:2099 -there would be lots of room! The Savage Bees is one of several movies about killer bees that came out of the late 70’s. Although Jeannie can barely see, Jeff directs her and clears the streets of New Orleans as she drives through the city at fifteen miles per hour. The Savage Bees does not stray from the basic formula at all, but it does come at the material with a more tempered, less hysterical take (less campy too). I made Rick a copy of it, so his life would be complete. Vintage Reads #35:Espionage and Action Paperbacks ... Music Lists #15: The Top 40 Perfect Pop Songs, Needlework-a-Go Go #25: Bewitching Stitching, Sex Sells #27: Picking Up Girls Made Easy, Vintage Scan #21: Astrodome - 8th Wonder of the World, Mini Skirt Monday #110: Interracial Couples, Bad Songs #14: "Julie's 16th Birthday" by John Bult. Just converting the prices into today's money the tickets would be:$24.60, $17.57 and $10.54. on this blog. One man stand between the swarm of death and the population of New Orleans! All written content, unless otherwise noted as being quotes, has been written and copyrighted by me. Saw a game there in April '89. That maverick digging sort of journalism is what matters.” Plot in a nutshell sees a strain of African Killer Bees sneak over to the deep south of America via freighter. There was a movie where that happened, but I'm not sure if this is where it took place. why don't they make it into either a baseball museum or maybe let people live there? The facts are frightening. Soon, the temperature is dropped enough to immobilize the bees and they fall to the ground. “The Astrodome is the Taj Mahal of all stadia, from ancient Rome’s Coloseum even to the present day. Pitchers loved the Astrodome. Dr. Meuller, whose protective suit is accidentally torn, loses his life as well. I do faintly recall walking through the parking lot in blistering heat for what seemed to be forever. Yes. Though only screened on television in North America, the … The Savage Bees is a 1976 American television horror film directed by Bruce Geller. I can't remember the name of the movie, but I guess the Astrodome can even save you from killer bees. Here's a recent, and sad, story in the local Houston press, about the Astrodome. Having already overrun most of South America, a swarm of vicious African killer bees prepares to descend upon the United States. By comparison the cheapest seat (not an SRO seat) is $13 at the Astros' new ballpark. On the show, Hightower says, “We need an investigative journalism, and we have too little of that. In this horror-drama the festive fun of the annual Mardi Gras celebration is brought to a halt when a swarm of nasty African killer bees escape from a foreign freighter. The Savage Bees was so good, a sequel was made in 1978. The threat is over...at least for the moment. The doctor shows them a film made by a Dr. Jorge Meuller (Horst Buchholz) that explains why the Africanized bee was brought to South America for an experiment - and how they escaped from captivity, killing scores of people. Memetron released 4 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Terror Out of the Sky is not nearly as well regarded as its predecessor, but is still worth checking out. I think they really want to tear it down (which would be typical for how history is treated around here) but the people of Houston really loved the place and wouldn't put up with it. Wasn't there a movie in the 70's about killer bees that swarmed on a vehicle that was driven into the Astrodome to disperse the bees due to the cooler temperatures? (figuratively) To criticise vehemently. (The Astrodome’s skyboxes were just that — glorified cubicles at the top of the stadium.) Accidentally transported to the States on a banana boat from Brazil, the deadly bees first make their mark on a town twenty miles outside of New Orleans. The dome bring so high off the ground it can start it's own weather pattern!Make a great substitute for PINEWOOD STUDIOS in ENGLAND where Space:1999 was once filmed. The noise instantly attracts the bees and they completely cover her Volkswagen Bug. The first half of it lacks some suspense - probably a result of the low budget. The car stalls just outside the stadium and Jeff's vehicle pushes the car the rest of the way in. I can hardly remember the movie though. Most honeybees attack only to ward off invaders. Whatever the impetus, the "nature attacks" subgenre joined the ranks alongside the Irwin Allen type disaster movies of the same era - and became a fun and reliable cycle. Thanks for the memory trip - my Dad took me and my brothers there probably around 67 - I don't remember a dang thing from the game, I was a wee youngun. Directed by Bruce Geller. Savage Bees was produced by Memetron in 1985. I happened to be at the last game played in the Astrodome in 1999. In anguish, Jeannie rests her head on the steering wheel and sets off the horn. Trying to keep the story of the invading African Bees under wraps Sheriff McKew has a number of his men fan out in the sstrodome to find the African Bees hive and at the same time both Jeff and Jenny get in touch with bee expert Dr. Mueller Horst Buchholzto end … Their plan is to drive a killer bee covered VW Super Beetle from like Grand Isle or somewhere, up into the city, through the Ash Wednesday-quiet streets of New Orleans, and into the Superdome, where the Dome’s modern cooling systems will freeze them to death. Rats, frogs, ants, bears, and of course sharks...they all got into the act. http://www.houstonpress.com/2012-04-12/news/astro-dome-abandoned/, Don't forget the Bad News Bears In Breaking Training. It was a great place to see a ball game. "It's amazing and they lure the bees into the Astrodome and then freeze it." The Dome was designed with glass panels in the roof and the field was originally real grass. Somebody's red VW attracted the bees and they slowly drove it into the dome and dropped the temp. "Let them play! Jeannie tells Jeff that it could not be the work of normal North American bees. The Savage Bees (1976) A sheriff, a scientist, and a doctor somehow convince an entire swarm of killer bees to swarm a Volkswagen Beetle and drive to the Superdome. I mean no copyright infringement by the posting of pictures, videos, etc. That wasn’t the Astrodome, it was the Superdome, and it wasn’t The Swarm, it was The Savage Bees, a made for TV movie. And after every movie, he would hold up the DVD and say, “Bees! Flashback: This goes back a few years, when Rick was exclaiming about a movie where bees were covering a volkswagen and it was rolled into the Astrodome, where the cooling system was turned way down and the bees were frozen. There are enough toxins are in his body to kill an elephant. Sat high up, right behind the plate. At the lab, Jeannie examines a specimen taken from a man who was stung hundreds of times. And it has a TV movie sequel. Needlework a-Go Go #26: Sweaters Gone Wild. All some display of two very different pitching styles. The plot follows a swarm of killer bees brought to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and a scientist's attempt to stop them. I believe there are only two parks with Astroturf these days (Toronto and Tampa Bay). Foxy Ladies #20: The 100 Hottest Female Singers/Mu... 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With all the talk at the time about a South American bee swarm heading towards the United States, there were several films involving the pesky critters. Rocket trains!?! So they painted the panes. Bees are immobile at 45 degrees Fahrenheit and there is only one solution: Jeannie is to drive her car into the Superdome, where the temperature can be lowered. The Savage Bees (1976 TV movie) starring Ben Johnson, Michael Parks, Paul Hecht, Gretchen Corbett, Horst Buchholz, Bruce French, James Best . The Swarm is a 1978 American disaster–horror film about a killer-bee invasion of Texas.It was adapted from a novel of the same name by Arthur Herzog.Directed by Irwin Allen, the cast features Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark, Richard Chamberlain, Olivia de Havilland, Ben Johnson, Lee Grant, José Ferrer, Patty Duke, Slim Pickens, Bradford Dillman, Fred MacMurray, and Henry Fonda. Astrodome, who? Sheriff McKew does his best to mobilize his men but the insects are heading towards New Orleans. Durig an African killer bees panic caused by the media in 1976 (which is also ironically referenced in Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine" by the way), the low budget horror flick The Savage Bees was made. But none came close to director Bruce Geller's The Savage Bees, a Made-for-Television effort that originally aired on November 22, 1976. Regarding the TTa ad: So that's what William Shatner saw on the wing. At the time, the threat of Africanized honey bees (AKA “killer bees”) seemed imminent, with local news broadcasts routinely reporting on the encroaching threat. But none came close to director Bruce Geller's The Savage Bees, a Made-for-Television effort that originally aired on November 22, 1976. This might have happened while we were watching the godforsaken director’s cut of The Swarm. Reply Delete There have been lots of ideas proposed, but so far nothing. They visit with Dr. Rufus Carter (Paul Hecht) at the National Bee Stock Center. And in a few hours from now, on this very shore, a thousand million lives will be launched. Sheriff Donald McKew (Ben Johnson) finds his dog dead. When they went to the Astrodome in Week 5, though, they returned the favor: A late touchdown pass from Brunell to … Other machines made by Memetron during the time period Savage Bees was produced include Ten Yard Fight '85, Vs. 10-Yard Fight, and Solar-Warrior. .Everyone else has gone back to grass now. I watched Tom Seaver (Mets) vs J R Richards (Astros) in the Dome. Published May 4, 2017 May 4, 2017 by stunt_rock in Animals Who Kill People Who Are Dumb As a helpless Jeannie looks on, the bees attack the couple...killing them. fa sweet jezus look at those ticket prices! Accidentally transported to the States on a banana boat from Brazil, the deadly bees first make their mark on a town twenty miles outside of New Orleans. 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