No, I have not abandoned my plan to write up everything I see this year. I'm just off to a slow start for the year. I saw two films yesterday that I can't write up because of embargo, "Creation" and "Legion" (yes, it was a very Paul Bettany Friday), but I've got a few titles to catch up on, and I'm watching a triple feature tonight while I do some other work, so I'll have plenty to share this weekend.
I love the Warner Archives program. I think it's a precursor to what studios will eventually offer via subscription once we've all got crazy fat broadband pipes into the house. It really shouldn't be considered a shock that some titles aren't considered "commercial" enough to get a regular DVD release, complete with marketing costs, but that doesn't mean those titles should remain lost in home video limbo forever. Even if they're not great films, the curiosity factor makes some of them worth seeing.
In this case, I've been curious about "Genesis II," a failed Gene Roddenberry pilot, since I read an article about it in Starlog magazine about a thousand years ago. Alex Cord stars as Dylan Hunt, a scientist who is part of a NASA program to perfect suspended animation for astronauts on long-distance interstellar exploration. As the head of the program, he decides to test it on himself (because I'm sure that's NASA protocol) and, unsurprisingly, it goes badly. So badly that whe he wakes up, it's hundreds of years later and civilization as he knows it has collapsed completely.