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Galaxina (1980)

R  |   |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  6 June 1980 (USA)
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Main Plot: Crew of interstellar police ship is sent to recover a mysterious crystal, the Blue Star. Subplots: The ship's female android and a crew member fall in love. Alien is spoofed as ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Thor
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Buzz (as James David Hinton)
Dorothy Stratten ...
Galaxina (as Dorothy R. Stratten)
Lionel Mark Smith ...
Maurice
Tad Horino ...
Sam Wo
Ronald Knight ...
Ordric
Percy Rodrigues ...
Ordric's Voice (voice)
Herb Kaplowitz ...
Rockeater / Kitty / Opera Singer (as Herbert Kaplowitz)
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Chopper (as Stephen Morrell)
Angelo Rossitto ...
Monster from Egg
Nancy McCauley ...
Elexia (as Nancy Macauley)
Fred D. Scott ...
Commander Garrity
David A. Cox ...
Mr. Spot
Peter Schrum ...
Fat Daddy (as Pete Schrum)
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Main Plot: Crew of interstellar police ship is sent to recover a mysterious crystal, the Blue Star. Subplots: The ship's female android and a crew member fall in love. Alien is spoofed as as the captain gives birth to an alien who grows up on the ship thinking the captain is its mother. Written by jk0101

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In the 31st Century Man finally created a machine... with feelings ! See more »

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Galaxina, a Mulher do Ano 3000  »

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Buzz: He's gonna finish us off. I want to tell you guys that it's been a pleasure serving with you.
Capt. Cornelius Butt: Shut up, you Earth colony nitwit. He's not going to finish us off. He just wanted to stun us - put us out of commission for a while.
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It has a subtle genius for failure.
23 July 2000 | by (Oregon USA) – See all my reviews

A strange thing happened the day after I saw Galaxina, back when it was released. The movie is a spoof of sci-fi movies and is full of jokes, puns and sight gags; but I just sat there in the theater and never laughed once. Or, more accurately, I didn't feel the least tickle of amusement. It was more like a string of detached observations of, "Ah, that joke flopped badly." If it had been a live performance, there would have been those crushing dead silences every time the actors paused to allow reactions to their jokes.

The next night, at a party, I was trying describe just how bad the movie really was. This involved, in part, telling several of the jokes. Surprisingly, my listeners laughed at them. I could flatter myself and claim that I'm such a hot comic that I could get laughs even reading the obituaries out loud. But that ain't so. Let's just say that I gave the jokes a mildly competent delivery... and that's what Galaxina didn't do.

Now, a work of genius is indefinable. No matter how much you analyze it, you can never quite pin down why it is so exceptional, while another film - with all the same objective attributes - is merely competent. The same is true of transcendent badness. The world is full of bad movies, with the same objective failures in budget, acting, writing and directing. But Galaxina is loaded with subtle catastrophes. There are nuances that extract the worst possible effect from so many scenes. And I can't quite figure out how it was done. Without this quality Galaxina might actually have ended up acceptably incompetent, a fun cheapo film, and gotten the laughs I did from its jokes.


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