The Sandy Boone documentary J. R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius is finally available everywhere on every platform you can think of. And guess what; it's pretty great. It's all about the evolution of the Church and it's place in history for the last 40 years. I've only been active within the church officially as a card carrying member for like 6 years but I've been participating online with the Church for longer than that. It was really interesting seeing all the stuff I missed from the early days (I mean I was an infant for most of it so that's my excuse). I had no idea things got so intense with a lot of the older members. The newer SubGenius members seem so much more relaxed in comparison.
I think everyone did a wonderful job on this movie. I loved the little animations interspliced with all the old footage from previous X-Day drills.
I do wish they talked more about "Bob" himself as a presence within the Church and popular culture, and the influence "Bob" has had within media. But maybe that's a project for another filmmaker to take care of.
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Below is the trailer and some interviews with Sandy Boone (if you can't view it on your mobile device please click here to switch to full view).