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20 September 1968 (USA) See more »
Filmed in a galaxy of colors See more »
A man is in bed reading Sci-Fi mags, and his wife seduces him. He then falls asleep, and the rest is his dream... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Karla Conway ... Connie (as April Playmate)
Steve Vincent ... James Granilla/Col. James Granilla (as Bart Black)
Merci Montello ... Portia (as Mercy Mee)
Dan Martin ... Willie (as Ronnie Runningboard)
Fancher Fague ... Astrid/Credits Girl
Cara Peters ... Captain Mother (as Legs Benedict)
Stan Isfloride ... Cadet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bambi Allen ... Marge Granilla (uncredited)

Directed by
Byron Mabe  (as B. Ron Elliott)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Cosmo Politan  writer

Produced by
Byron Mabe .... producer (as B. Ron Elliott)
David F. Friedman .... producer (uncredited)
Dan Sonney .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Allen Castleman (uncredited)
Art Department
Ben Hallstrom .... sets
Sound Department
Sam Kopetzky .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Graver .... key grip
Richard Kanter .... grip
Sy Klops .... camera
A.C. Powers .... lighting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daisy Designer .... costumes
Other crew
Kelly Ross .... script (as Kara Koos)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Erotic Space Thing" - Canada (English title) (reissue title)
"Erotic Space Women" - Canada (English title) (video title)
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69 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R | Canada:R (Ontario/Manitoba) (cut) | USA:Unrated

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Producer David F. Friedman didn't want the actresses to become known by name, because if they became known they would charge him more to appear in his films. Therefore, all the actresses' credited names are false.See more »
Continuity: When the ship explodes at the end, we see the remains and smoke of the explosion before it happens.See more »


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15 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
One of David Friedman's most enjoyable productions, 8 August 2007
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

Yes, this is a bad movie. Its cheaper than "Plan 9 From Outer Space" and "Teenagers From Outer Space" combined, features horrible acting, a screenplay which makes you wonder if the writers were in a right state of mind, and an overall feeling of tawdriness. Fortunately, its a good bad movie. Besides, unlike Ed Wood who had a lot of enthusiasm for his projects, the makers of this will readily admit that its a piece of crap that exists for the sole purpose of getting nudity on-screen. And when the final product is this entertaining and bizarre, I really don't care.

Like I said above, this is a cheap movie. The interiors of the rocket consist of about three in studio sets, the planet they land on at the end is clearly just some desert in California, and the explosions in particular are obviously pasted in later. The dialog and situations are all stereotypical softcore porn scenarios, and they're absolutely riotous. Anyone whose truly politically incorrect at heart will be in hysterics at the incredibly outdated sexism. The characters are all stock types, my favorite being the male cadet who brings to mind a young Bobcat Goldwaith.

Most of all though, these nudie films are unique, which is the main appeal to me. Its a cliché to say they don't make them like they used to, but thats entirely the case here. The color schemes are eye catching and almost pop art (even though thats a more pretentious label than Friedman would ever want), and bring to mind some of John Waters' early classics (the melodramatic dialog is great as well). Past the rather innocent sexual situations, the theme of the space race dates this incredibly. Its kind of like "Flesh Gordan", except even dumber and since the actors never wink at the camera, its a lot more fun than that famous midnight movie. How much you enjoy this film all depends on how intrigued or turned off you are by the plot description. (6/10)

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