My rating for The Man from Earth: 3.5 unused nails out of 4
A sloppy ending costs it the final half nail.
Episode 5 of the Blast Shields Down podcast is up, and this is the first episode we’ve put out that I hosted.
We reviewed Jerome Bixby’s The Man from Earth, and let me just get this out of the way: as movies go, this one’s a bottle episode. It takes place almost entirely in a living room where a bunch of college professors heavily discuss science, religion, and whether a guy could live for 4,000 years. It’s fitting, though, because Bixby based the screenplay on an episode he wrote for Star Trek, “Requiem for Methuselah.”
WARNING: Blast Shields Down film reviews are practically silly with suspense-ruining spoilers, naughty language, and infuriating opinions. This particular episode is also stricken with a scorching case of the blasphemies. Use the discretion your mom should’ve given you.
Me: Come on. He’s Jesus, not Wolverine.
DaJuan: “I know how to distill wine.”
Me: Son of the Man from Earth.
Duncan: Three Men from Earth and a Baby?
DaJuan: Keep eatin’ that earth.