A parody of Saturday afternoon matinee's, including coming attractions and a cartoon.

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Liz Stone (segment 'Philip Alien')
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Capt. Grace (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Tang (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy') / Arthur Lyle (segment 'House of the Living Corpse')
Betty Kennedy ...
Beth Lyle (segment 'House of the Living Corpse')
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Stoner (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Red (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Walt (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
John William Young ...
Tech #1 (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Tech #2 (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy') (as David A. Lewis)
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Joyce (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Genie Lawrence ...
Jodie (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Rose Marie Perfect ...
Louise (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Jay Donahue ...
Tiger (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Luke Andreas ...
Emery (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Cathryn Hartt ...
Janette (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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A parody of TV and old movies in the tradition of Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon. The genres skewered here include cartoons (featuring a Cat and Mouse team from the 40's now living in a retirement home and crabbing about cartoons nowadays), old serial adventures, horror movies and science fiction flicks. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The red carpet premier of this film was at the Spartan Twin theaters in Frandor Shopping Center, Lansing MI. See more »

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Spoofs Flash Gordon (1936) See more »

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A Good Piece of Work, except for the final sequence
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My former roommate, Peter Kelly, worked on this film circa 1981 (the "1987" date listed above is not correct, although this went straight to video without being released). I remember he brought home the shovel that was used to stick out of the guy's head. I also visited the work area once and saw the makeup for the final "Philip Alien" sequence. If you've seen the film, you wouldn't believe how intricately those false arms were worked on with all sorts of tiny pumps and gadgets.

He had some great stories to tell about Susan Blakely originally being cast for the "Liz Stone" character, but being replaced by Pamela Sue Martin after the first week of shooting.

Years later, I sat down and watched the video, which then was called "Loose Joints." I have to be honest (and I'm pretty picky, mind you): the film is not all that bad, up until the final "Philip Alien" sequence. The animation sequence took a lot of work for a film of this nature, and I'm surprised more fans haven't picked up on the general cult appeal that some of these sequences have.

Something tells me they didn't have the heart to cut out the "Philip Alien" sequence since that has one of the biggest stars in it and they worked so hard on the mechanical arms. That sequence is confusing and humorless and some of the gags they thought would work so well, such as a woman obsessed with bugs falling for a multi-armed extraterrestrial, simply did not work (in this reviewer's opinion).

Still, there's some good stuff here worth checking out. My roommate went on to make another crumby horror flick called "Nightmare On Elm Street." That's show biz.


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