Space Opera Spoofs?

GPV

Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Messages
8
Ok, do you or do you not love space comedies like "Galaxy Quest", 'Dark Star", and "Space Balls"?

Me, I love 'em!
 

Maria8475

It goes on.....
Joined
Apr 22, 2001
Messages
4,500
Galaxy Quest is the only one of those i've seen.

I thought it was okay, but most of the humour was old, been done before. :(
 

ray gower

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 5, 2001
Messages
3,315
Throw in Space Pirates/Truckers, Ice Pirates and Moon Zero-Two and we are on a roll!
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,383
What ? no one mentioned Message from Space and Star Crash? :D
 

Rodders

|-O-| (-O-) |-O-|
Supporter
Joined
Nov 6, 2008
Messages
6,886
What about Hardware Wars? I believe it's quite highly regarded amongst the Star Wars fandom?

The Family Guy Star Wars parodies are very good, too. Robot Chicken is also very funny.
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,383
Quark staring Richard Benjamin This showman in 1978 lasted eight episodes . He play the character Adam Quark who commands intergalactic garbage scow /trash pickup ship. He's added by a group of misfits . There Ficus who looks like a Human but is in fact a Plant. He's aggaravingly logical. He a party of Mr Spock. Gene, both Man and Woman personality switch off back an forth between the two. A woman named Betty and hre clone and neither one know which is the clone anymore.( played by Twin Sisters ), And Andy The Cowardly Robot.


One episode did a fully parody of Star Wars.:)
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,383
The 1980 Flash Gordon Film kind of goes down the Spoof route. :)
 

paranoid marvin

Run VT Erroll!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
5,731
The 1980 Flash Gordon Film kind of goes down the Spoof route. :)


I could see how people could - any many do - think of FG as a spoof or camp movie. I once went to a scifi convention with Brian Blessed and Sam Jones on stage. BB was quite adamant that the film was not camp, it was a comic book adaptation where the protagonist is unquestionably heroic and the antagonist unquestionably evil.


I agree with that statement. I think that it's only with the more recent superhero movies that they all seem to have to have dark sides to their characters, or at least have inner demons to battle against. Foe me I prefer to have these unquestionably good, heroic superheroes like Sam Jones' Flash, Christopher Reeves' Superman and Adam West's Batman.
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,383
I
Ok, do you or do you not love space comedies like "Galaxy Quest", 'Dark Star", and "Space Balls"?

Me, I love 'em!

All great comedy classics.

SpaceBalls in particular because not only poked fun at Star Wars but also made fun of Alien , Planet of the Apes and Transformers .:D
 

paranoid marvin

Run VT Erroll!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
5,731
I


All great comedy classics.

SpaceBalls in particular because not only poked fun at Star Wars but also made fun of Alien , Planet of the Apes and Transformers .:D

Spaceballs is the only movie I ever watched at the cinema when I was actually
crying with laughter.
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,383
Spaceballs is the only movie I ever watched at the cinema when I was actually
crying with laughter.
The sight gags they pulled . Piazza the Hut ! :D For a time after seeing that ,I stopped eating Pizza. :D

And John Hurt's cameo when they did alien gag. And the Alien putting on the top hat doing the dance singing " Hello My Baby" The spoofed the Warner Brother classic cartoon with Michigan J Frog . :D
 

paranoid marvin

Run VT Erroll!
Supporter
Joined
Mar 9, 2007
Messages
5,731
The sight gags they pulled . Piazza the Hut ! :D For a time after seeing that ,I stopped eating Pizza. :D

And John Hurt's cameo when they did alien gag. And the Alien putting on the top hat doing the dance singing " Hello My Baby" The spoofed the Warner Brother classic cartoon with Michigan J Frog . :D


Too many to get them all, but Planet of the Apes and Transformers were great, as was Dark Helmet playing with his toys, renting the video of the movie to see where to go next, etc etc.
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,383
Too many to get them all, but Planet of the Apes and Transformers were great, as was Dark Helmet playing with his toys, renting the video of the movie to see where to go next, etc etc.

It has certain silly timeless to it. :D

SpaceBalls II The Search for More Money . I wish they'd actually done that sequel. Id pay money to see it. :D
 

BAYLOR

There Are Always new Things to Learn.
Joined
Jun 29, 2014
Messages
23,383
Ice Pirates. 1984 This film is flat out lovable and re-watchable. :D:cool:
 

Similar threads


Top