December 19, 2011
Kirk Hammett: "I got it from a collector in Los Angeles who would comb studio warehouses for studio props and I think maybe knew the designer of this monster, Paul Blaisdell. So I don't really know where it's from, but it's ridiculous, and that's its charm, of course. The movie, I loved. It has Frank Gorshin, who was the Riddler on the old Batman series. The aliens inject alcohol into people's veins. It comes out of the tips of their fingers! Which is ingenious because cops are saying 'Drunk!' Meanwhile, the whole time, the people who run into the aliens are saying no, they just saw a flying saucer!"