Monday, July 24, 2017
7/23/17 Episode 59: Battle Beyond The Stars (1980)
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Comedian Nicole Love joins me in the studio to watch a film that's not Star Wars (1977) but has the same plot.
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) is known among Star Wars fans and Roger Corman fans as "that Star Wars knock-off produced by Roger Corman." Infamously it was released theatrically shortly after the premiere of Empire Strikes Back.
Robert Vaughn, George Peppard and John Saxon star and none of them look thrilled. Saxon's the bad guy, Peppard's The Cowboy, and Vaughn sits on a throne bathed in blue light (see screen grab above)
The spaceship corridors scenes remind me of TV shows like Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Battlestar Gallactica, and Sealab 2021. Also, there's a lot of scenes that take place in spaceship corridors.. Recommended for fans of science fiction and hallways..