Ten cent movies: Galaxina

A while back, I bought this 50-movie set, Sci-Fi Invasion, for five bucks. That adds up to ten cents per movie. Next up is the 1980 space romp Galaxina.

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Here’s what happens: It’s the distant future. The crew of the starship Infinity travels the spaceways. We’ve got the boisterous Captain Cornelius, the cigar-chomping Sgt. Thor, and the Cowboy-wannabe Pvt. McHenry. Also along for the ride is girl robot Galaxina. Thor decides he’s fallen for Galaxina, so she is reprogrammed to love. Hilariousness ensues.

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Speculative spectacle: This is intentionally a comedy, right? If so, it’s a droll one, so droll that I’m more bored than amused. Definitely of its era, the movie contains references (rip-offs?) of Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, and more. It’s a hodgepodge of cheesy post-Star Wars sci-fi.

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Sleaze factor: Galaxina was played by the late Dorothy Stratton, who had been in Playboy. Her sex appeal, and her various slutty outfits, was/is the movie’s big selling point.

Quantum quotables: Villain: “The Blue Star… is mine!” Galaxina: “Get stuffed.”

 

What the felgercarb? The Alien spoof scenes give birth to a rather adorable alien monster puppet.

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 Microcosmic minutiae: Want more? In 1992, twelve years after the movie was made, Aireel Comics produced a four-issue Galaxina comic book, which continued the adventures of the Infinity crew. In the comic, Galaxina was a redhead.

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Epic crossover: Galaxina has been reviewed twice at DVD Verdict, by Judge David Johnson and Judge Mike Pinsky. Enjoy!

Worth ten cents? It’s not funny enough to be comedy, it’s not sexy enough to be erotica, and it’s way too dumb to be sci-fi. This one should be schlocky fun, but I was just bored the whole time. Spend your ten cents elsewhere.

****

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About Mac McEntire

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