Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou
Bil’s rating (out of 5): 0. USA, 1978. Nat and Patrick Wachsberger Productions. Screenplay by Luigi Cozzi, Nat Wachsberger, additional dialogue to R.A. Dillon. Cinematography by Paul Beeson, Roberto D’Ettorre Piazzoli. Produced by Nat Wachsberger, Patrick Wachsberger. Music by John Barry. Production Design by Aurelio Crugnola. Film Editing by Sergio Montanari.
Bad Star Wars knockoffs were a dime a dozen after 1977, among the most ridiculous and impossible to believe being this cheap adventure from the Roger Corman studio. Alien Marjoe Gortner and intergalaxy warrior Caroline Munro are traveling through space in search of adventure when they happen upon a galactic emperor (Christopher Plummer) who needs their help. An evil villain is planning to build a doomsday machine that will end life in the universe and he’s hoping they’ll find the secret planet where the bad guy has hidden it, and while they’re at it possibly find out what happened to his missing son (David Hasselhoff). Between the terrible stop-motion animation of fantasy characters and the fact that Munro is far too willing to be skimpily dressed in the coldness of outer space, this movie is ridiculous to the point of almost unwatchable, but if you see it at a cult-minded screening you might just have a great time.