End of the World (1977)
Nomination Year: 2001
SYNOPSIS: An idiotic scientist named Andrew detects transmissions to and from space. They seem to originate at a remote convent, but upon investigation, nothing seems amiss there. He and his wife idiotically decide to investigate further on their own, and of course they get captured by alien nuns. It seems these aliens are stranded because of Earth's recent "geological shifting." The aliens hold Andrew's wife hostage while forcing him to return to the plant where he works and steal an experimental "variance crystal" which will enable them to return to their home planet. He idiotically agrees. Upon his return, the aliens use the crystal to return home, but not before setting up a chain reaction that will destroy the Earth, so as not to allow humans to "spread their disease" throughout the cosmos. Whoops. As Earth blows up around them, Andrew and his wife decide to accept the invitation to accompany the aliens to their home planet. What else could they do? Nice going, Andrew. Thanks a lot.