The Day the Earth Stood Stoned

Blot Blomblum Productions—Planetarium

There isn’t much going on here; this might be the kind of script I would write if I’d been smoking dope. Everything happens one-dimensionally and there’s no attempt to penetrate the next layer—just like
when you’re on dope and everything’s funny so you don’t need to dig any deeper.

According to the program, personal conflicts exist between the buds and alien avoidance gives them a chance to unravel those conflicts. I didn’t get much of revelation and exploration of their dynamics.

The drama started slowly and by the time it picked up, it was over. I looked at the clock and thought “no wonder.” It only runs 30 minutes. Even at the listed 45 minutes, there’s still plenty of time left to cut
deeper into the characters.

Ray Yuen