Saturday Night Cinema: The Reluctant Astronaut

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NOTE: For anyone who has an Xbox 360, I’ll be hosting a Netflix party for this just to try it out and see how it’ll work for our purposes. Join in if you can! Add Kauza on Xbox Live and join the party. We’ll be starting at 9:00.

Something somewhat startling occurred to me earlier this week: I know very, very little of the full body of work of Leslie Nielsen. I have a good excuse, of course. Being born after much of Nielsen’s work had been filmed, I can hardly be blamed for thinking only of things like Airplane! and The Naked Gun when I hear his name. But there’s no excuse for remaining ignorant.Â

That’s why the Flixist community will be watching The Reluctant Astronaut this Saturday at 9:00 Central. The film stars Don Knotts and Leslie Nielsen, and while it’s not one of Nielsen’s most prominent roles, he was just as fantastic as a co-star as he was a leading man. So to celebrate his great career, let’s get together, watch this great comedy, and talk about a fantastic actor.

Check out the full details below.Â

NOTE: For anyone who has an Xbox 360, I'll be hosting a Netflix party for this just to try it out and see how it'll work for our purposes. Join in if you can! Add Kauza on Xbox Live and join the party. We'll be starting at 9:00.

Something somewhat startling occurred to me earlier this week: I know very, very little of the full body of work of Leslie Nielsen. I have a good excuse, of course. Being born after much of Nielsen's work had been filmed, I can hardly be blamed for thinking only of things like Airplane! and The Naked Gun when I hear his name. But there's no excuse for remaining ignorant. 

That's why the Flixist community will be watching The Reluctant Astronaut this Saturday at 9:00 Central. The film stars Don Knotts and Leslie Nielsen, and while it's not one of Nielsen's most prominent roles, he was just as fantastic as a co-star as he was a leading man. So to celebrate his great career, let's get together, watch this great comedy, and talk about a fantastic actor.

Check out the full details below. {{page_break}}

The movie will be starting on Saturday December 3rd at 9:00 Central, which marks the glorious return of SNC to the night it was named for. Anyway, just head over to http://www.livestream.com/flixist to sync up with the audio (no video available for legal reasons. You must have a copy of the movie yourself.) We'll be streaming from Netflix, but you can get a copy of the movie in any (legal) way you see fit.

When it comes to voice chat, if that's a thing that you want to participate in, follow the instructions below.

1. Download Ventrilo

2. Join the server using the following information:

IP: 216.52.148.4, Port: 22250, Password: marvel

Enter this information by clicking the arrow next to "server" from within Ventrilo.

3. Join the Flixist channel. You will need to enter the password, "cryingraptors."