I love Meteor (1979) and I'm not embarassed!

I’ve seen the movie at least 4 times. But, it has so many FLAWS. The pace, the special effects are so bad. It was a different time, and in the 70s, disaster movies were KING. Some examples are: Airport, Earthquake, The Towering Inferno, The Poseidon Adventure, CoughCity on FireCough, Avalanche… I’m fairly certain the failure of this [and others in '79] marked the end of the disaster film genre boom…

But it does have a great cast:
Natalie Wood
Sean Connery
Karl Malden
Henry Fonda
Brian Keith
Martin Landau

AND…the pinball game by Stern sold incredibly well. 8000 machines! Better than the movie…


I’m not sure if I’ve seen this one or not. I confuse this title with Night of the Comet. My memories are foggy, but I remember seeing one of them as a kid and being disappointed that it was all buildup with almost no payoff. Does this describe both of them?


Embarrassed to say I was working in a movie theater when this steaming heap was released. And that soundtrack…

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I saw that one- boy I wish that was one the guys were doing this time-very funny bad 70’s flick—Did you know that both Natalie Wood and Brian Keith could speak in Russian and did so in that film?

Yep – one of my shameful pleasures as well. It’s so comprehensively bad, and yet so utterly stacked with acting talent, that it’s a work of art in its own way…