Feb 25

Movie of the Week #108 – Battle Beyond the Stars

Battle Beyond the Stars

It just ocured to me today that I haven’t posted a real cheesy movie in a while… well the original Planet of the Apes is a little cheesy. Now I’m talking real American Cheese here the films I love… in this Roger Corman’s Battle Beyond the Stars it’s complete with Playboy model Sybil Danning decked out in the latest sexy space wear, Richard Thomas aka John Boy Walton the hapless hero, character actor John Saxon and a spaceship that appears to be sporting a ginormous metallic set of tetons anyway check it out you can stream in on Netflix right now…

Roger Corman’s belated entry into the ’70s sci-fi craze with a script by John Sayles (his third for Corman, including 1978′s Piranha). The story, lifted wholesale from Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (1954), finds the dictator Sador (John Saxon) threatening the planet of Akira. Its pacifist inhabitants are no match for Sador’s devastating weapon, the Stellar Converter, but young Shad (Richard Thomas) decides to fight back. Borrowing the ship of notorious mercenary Zed the Corsair, he recruits a band of mercenaries, each of whom has a personal reason to join the fight. Among them are a lizard-like humanoid (Morgan Woodward), an improbable space cowboy (George Peppard), a zaftig female warrior (Sybil Danning), and brooding killer-for-hire Gelt (Robert Vaughn, reprising his Magnificent Seven role). Oh, and those spaceships? Designed by Titanic director James Cameron.

  • rob in katy

    “tetons”, or a giant uterus… 

  • AWGBlog

    Could be a giant uterus on top of grand tetons…

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