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“Battlefield Earth” Best of Dare Daniel

John Travolta and Kelly Preston as aliens in Battlefield Earth

Battlefield Earth (2000; Roger Christian) – Best of Dare Daniel Rerun 6

“Holy amazing shit, John Travolta.”

Daniel and Corky conclude Travolt-ember with the beloved Battlefield Earth, the first in their Best of Dare Daniel series of reruns.

Elsewhere, Daniel and Corky discuss learning machines, corporate crapheads, ironic punishments, intergalactic bankers and gastro-extermination sequences.


U.S. theatrical release date: May 12, 2000

Domestic box office: $21.5 million (production budget: $75 million)

Critic scores: 3 on Rotten Tomatoes; 9 on Metacritic

This week’s darer: Michael Bagamery

Why did Michael dare Daniel and Corky to watch Battlefield EarthBattlefield Earth has been a bumper crop for nearly every bad movie fan out there.  Can you find some more unscathed parts of its body’s flesh?  Can you torture it even more uniquely?”

IMDB synopsis: “It’s the year 3000 A.D.; the Earth is lost to the alien race of Psychlos. Humanity is enslaved by these gold-thirsty tyrants, whom are unaware that their ‘man-animals’ are about to ignite the rebellion of a lifetime.”

This week’s referenced movies: The Butcher’s WifeWarcraftNational TreasurePulp FictionGet ShortyMichaelPhenomenonStar Wars: Episode I – The Phantom MenaceThe Butterfly EffectThe Art of WarThe Whole Nine YardsBest Worst MovieMoment by MomentStaying AliveThe Treasure of the Sierra MadreCloud AtlasRevolutionthe Fifty Shades of Grey franchiseL4yer CakeUltravioletBlade RunnerKirk Cameron’s Saving ChristmasTwo Moon Junction; Spartacus; various King Kong movies; The Dirty DozenBill and Ted’s Excellent AdventureRaiders of the Lost ArkThe FanaticThe Warrior and the Sorceress

Ratings for Battlefield Earth: Daniel – Reverse Dare; Corky – Reverse Dare


Original theatrical trailer for Battlefield Earth

Psychlo laugh supercut

“Have you blown a head gasket?”

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