Battle Beyond the Stars

I’ve been wanting to watch this Battle Beyond the Stars (Roger Corman) for a while now and it finally showed up on Netflix instantview.  It’s basically a sci-fi version of Seven Samurai, with a bit of Star Wars thrown in for good measure.

Starring George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, John Boy (Richard Thomas), plus plenty of weird aliens (including a Space Valkyrie — gotta add that next time a run a sci-fi game!) and a villan worthy of being blown to smithereens (John Saxon).

The acting and special effects are okay given its low-budget nature.  If you like old cheesy sci-fi movies, like I do, you should enjoy Battle Beyond the Stars.

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2 Responses to “Battle Beyond the Stars”

  1. Jesse Rodriguez Says:

    I watched this movie a couple of times when I was a kid and loved it (it was the next best thing to Star Wars). I remember calling the space ship in it the “booby ship”. I re-watched it a few years ago and was surprised to find that it wasn’t terrible. Not good but not terrible either. Fun Fact: James Cameron was part of the SFX team on this film.

  2. edowar Says:

    “Fun Fact: James Cameron was part of the SFX team on this film.”

    Ah, cool, I didn’t know that.

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