Here’s a little trip down memory lane. Think back, way back to 1981 when one of the first R-rated animated fantasy cartoons came out in theaters. Complete with spaceships, robot, swords, zombies and dinosaurs, this was an instant cult classic despite its original reviews back in the day.
We are of course talking about Gerald Potterton’s Heavy Metal. Broken down into 10 stories (1 was cut from the final film version due to time constraints) the story revolves around Loc-Nar which was the “sum of all evils.” The stories then all related in one way or another to that character who was often depicted as a green light. Overall, we personally only liked the B-17 bit, but that’s a personal opinion as we’re of course sort of biased as you can imagine.
The B-17’s name in Heavy Metal was Pacific Pearl, but no explanation was given as to why.
The story we’re concerned with here is number 7 which centers around a B-17 crew fighting during World War II. The images depicted are a bit disturbing, but we’re all adults here.
The crew of Pacific Pearl as she was called were getting hit by flack and enemy intercepting fighters, most of them getting killed. Then Loc-Nar appeared and finished of the remainder of crew. Check out this video to refresh your memory. It’s quite a trip.