This ain't Star Wars. Trailer for the 1979 film Starcrash.

StarCrash (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) [Blu-ray] (1978)


AKA: starcrash (1979) movie poster

Without a doubt this is by far the most polished episode of Cinema Insomnia to date. Lobo's comic talents are showcased in several wonderful sci-fi parodies that match perfectly with the copy-cat film Starcrash. Also included are some great bits featuring Kristie Fenyo as the European sex kitten Astra Naughty. There is a interesting cameo by Church of Ed Wood founder Reverend Steve who pleads his case that Starcrash is a worse film than Plan 9 From Outer Space. I don't think any of us could argue against that.

In EP31 of the Badasses, Boobs and Body Counts Podcast, your host Mike is joined by Mugumbo aka Lewis Cougill of the Traumatic Cinematic show. Mike and Lewis first explore TerrorVision (1986) and then step into Star Wars territory with StarCrash (1978). Mike and Lewis knock heads over both films as Lewis has a love for TerrorVision and Mike a love for StarCrash. In any case, this was a fun show to record as Lewis is a colorful character to say the least.

DVD cover for Starcrash courtesy of blogomatic3000

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Lucky for Mr. Lobo his European counterpart Astra Naughty has a spaceship...and a large set of glands. Together with their robot companion Ro-Man the two set out to find the lost tapes. Their quest leads them to the most remote sections of the galaxy including the evil space station of movie tie-in merchandise. In the end Mr. Lobo"s haggling skills fetch the last tape from the hands of a crazed salesman on the Garage Sale Planet. Once again Starcrash has been saved for future generations....to um...enjoy.

Well, gracious, the Emperor's forces lose! It's probably due to Zarth Arn's fantastic leadership capabilities, which seem to consist of marching back and forth, helpfully shouting, "Kill them!" over and over. It must be admitted that this strategy, basic as it is, seems to work quite well. But the Emperor has one last trick up his sleeve: "Starcrash!" Starcrash has something to do with popping out of the fourth dimension and ramming your target. For this, the Emperor plans to use something called "The Floating City", and of course, it will require a crackerjack pilot to pull it off.