Due to circumstances, I couldn`t watch any movies the past days, but I`m making up for it today.
And what sci-fi marathon would be complete without a venerable B-Movie...
In a distant galaxy, a starship searches for the evil Count Zarth
Arn. Closing in on a planet, the ship is attacked by a mysterious weapon
(a red blobby field) which drives the crew insane. Three escape pods
launch during the attack, but the ship crashes into the atmosphere of
the planet and is destroyed.
Meanwhile, smuggler Stella Star and her sidekick Akton run into the
Imperial Space Police, led by robot sheriff Elle. Akton and Stella
escape by jumping into hyperspace.
When they emerge, they discover an
escape pod from the attacked starship, and in it, a sole survivor.
Before they can escape, they are apprehended by the police, who tracked
their hyperspace trail.
The end of the 70s saw an uprise in science-fiction series and movies, and while we all know Star Wars, this movie was actually scripted before it, but released after Lucas's epic movie.
And that`s about all there is to know. This is a B-Movie, and so bad at times, it becomes good. At times.
The effects look dated even for the era, the dialogs rather silly, and even the presence of Caroline Munro, a young David Hasslehoff and Christopher Plummer can`t save this. Though the fact Munro runs around in a leather bikini half of the movie makes it easy on the eye ;-)
Rating: 5 / 10
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