A FIRED-UP EARTH DAY CELEBRATION TODAY ON BETA MAX TV!!!
Earth Day is a special day to do something for Ol’ Mother Earth. So Beta Max TV has something hot in mind for the planet today – something REAL hot! It’s THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE!!!. This 1961 British film takes place during the Cold War which is kind of ironic cuz there’s nothing cold about what happens. Nuclear Bomb Test Day just happens to fall on the same day for both the United States and the Soviet Union and this togetherness has some serious consequences. Both nukes exploding at the same time changes the tilt of the Earth’s axis of rotation by a whole bunch – although the governments initially deny that this is possible. But the shift triggers serious meteorological and climatic changes that may just doom all mankind unless a solution can be found. A classic disaster film shot with special “the Earth is burning up” tinting for exterior scenes!
Nuclear proliferation, government denial of the facts, widespread climatic changes. Yeah, we know, it’s a little far-fetched. But remember – it’s only a science fiction movie! So cast off your worries – it can’t happen here! And here’s an idea for your Earth-friendly Earth Day activity: don’t drive your car or take some mass transit today. Instead, stay home, consume some snacks before they spoil and you create waste, and watch THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE, our Earth Day feature on your Earth-friendly home for recycled B-movies…and more!!! Beta Max TV!!!