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Star Force: Fugitive Alien II (1987)

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In this second film compiled from two episodes of a Japanese TV serial, Captain Joe, reformed interstellar marauder Ken and the rest of the crew of the Backus-3 set off to destroy an alien ... See full summary »


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Cast overview:
Captain Joe
Tatsuya Azuma ...
Ken Shinsei (Starwolf)
Miyuki Tanigawa
Chôei Takahashi
Tsutomu Yukawa
Hiro Tateyama


In this second film compiled from two episodes of a Japanese TV serial, Captain Joe, reformed interstellar marauder Ken and the rest of the crew of the Backus-3 set off to destroy an alien race's super-weapon, face off with Ken's vengeful ex-lover Rita and confront the sinister leader of the marauding Star Wolves. Written by Steven Otte <flagator@gate.net>

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The temperature gauge on the Bacchus-3 is misspelled 'TENPERATURE'. See more »


Rocky: It's not going to be easy, getting into this place.
Ken: How will we do it?
Rocky: Easy!
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Another sewed together Japanese series courtesy of Sandy Frank
5 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

This 'movie' is the sequel to "Alien Fugitive" which is not a movie nor is this one. Rather they are both movies that are comprised of a bunch of shows from a series in Japan. They are joined together courtesy of Sandy Frank productions to form a sort of movie. The first movie and most of this one are rather coherent and actually seem to form a movie; however, the tail end of this one kind of falls apart and the portion of the film that seems to be the important portion of the film is left as a chopped up and hurried mess. "Time of Apes" was messed up too, but it was messed up all the way through, at least this one was not too hard to follow until the end. "Mighty Jack" was also done in similar fashion, but they only did two stories to combine unlike the three or four here and the numerous ones in Apes. I saw this film, as well as those others thanks to the show Mystery Science Theater 3000...not sure why I did not see any of these before then as I used to watch crazy Japanese movies and shows all the time as a kid, but the ones MST3K did never played on the old WOR channel I used to watch that would showcase these crazy 'movies'. I know I at least saw a Gamera film and a couple of other Sandy Frank productions on that channel.

The story picks up where the last one left off. The crew of the Bacchus-3 is heading off to the planet of the guys I can't remember what they were called to destroy their super weapon that we will never get to see in action. This whole series is obviously a response to Star Wars, so imagine if you would, Star Wars and the Death Star and no destruction of Alderon. You never get to see the full power of the Death Star, kind of undercuts the terror doesn't it? Well, before they get to the planet, we get to watch them have an encounter with an exploding star and we get to see nearly every second! Then they make it on the planet and we witness their entire infiltration! Then they jump to the end of the show and slam the last like 15 minutes with Ken and company protecting this scientist and his daughter, Ken finding someone that resembles his mother and Ken facing off against the evil leader of the Star Wolves! Yes, the portion of the film that should be important is reduced to the last fifteen minutes.

This made for an okay episode of MST3K...the main problem is that they do repeat several of the jokes we have already heard before. I also wonder how much of that crazed, super choppy ending is due to Sandy Frank and how much of it is due to MST3K's time constraints. I do think it is more Sandy Frank because MST3K points out how confusing the last portion of the film is, and I wouldn't think they would make riffs pointing to this fact if they were the ones responsible for it.

So this 'film' pretty much is like the first film where we continue the story of the Bacchus-3 trying to take out the super weapon before it cuts ahead to the point the crew is wearing different uniforms and doing this and that and finishing the film off. What is funny, is that there is like more action in the last little section of the film that there was in the rest of the film, not just this film, but the first one too if you cut out the part of the first film where the Wolf Raiders initially attacked earth! So for the most part this one and the first film do move along pretty good and they fused them together well. It isn't until the last portion of this one that the thing kind of falls apart, but you do get to see lots of destruction!

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