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(From the Grapevine)   The best space travel-themed comedies. Come for 'Spaceballs', stay for 'Mars Attacks'   ( fromthegrapevine.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, Comedy, science fiction, Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton, Actor, Galaxy Quest, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Film  
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2017-10-05 03:52:31 AM  
20 votes:
Ice Pirates should be on the list. Need to rewatch that one myself, since it's been so long.
2017-10-05 05:37:51 AM  
18 votes:
i.imgur.com

i.imgur.com
2017-10-05 06:00:26 AM  
7 votes:

AngryDragon: farkingismybusiness: The Orville better not be on there. Unfunny shiat show.

90% of audience reviews on RT would disagree with you.


You have something stuck in your cheek there. Looks like some sort of barbed bendy hooky metal thingy.
2017-10-05 05:53:50 AM  
7 votes:

farkingismybusiness: The Orville better not be on there. Unfunny shiat show.


90% of audience reviews on RT would disagree with you.
2017-10-05 03:02:49 AM  
7 votes:
None of Men in Black and very little of Mars Attacks take place in space.
2017-10-05 08:12:50 AM  
6 votes:
It was an ad for the Orville.

pbs.twimg.com
2017-10-05 09:30:43 AM  
5 votes:
The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a fantastic TV series. I wish they had made more with the plot lines from the next two novels. I still wish they would. In exactly the same style. Bad retro-futuristic 80s with bad 80s BBC production values. They're my two favourite things in TV.

/completely serious
2017-10-05 08:55:12 AM  
5 votes:

FarkaDark: [images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com image 182x268]


Well, the radio or TV version. The movie mostly sucked.
2017-10-05 07:47:20 AM  
5 votes:
While I love Spaceballs, it is not the greatest Star Wars parody ever. That would be Hardware Wars. The original, not the expanded version.

/I agree with the Ice Pirates sentiment above
2017-10-05 07:16:56 AM  
4 votes:

Summoner101: By Grabthar's Hammer, take a look at these fails!


By grabthar's hammer....(disgusted pause).....take a look at these fails!
2017-10-05 07:04:36 AM  
4 votes:
By Grabthar's Hammer, take a look at these fails!
2017-10-05 05:18:09 AM  
4 votes:
List fails without Darkstar.
2017-10-05 04:03:08 AM  
4 votes:
The Orville better not be on there. Unfunny shiat show.
2017-10-05 09:27:26 AM  
3 votes:
Spaceballs wasn't that good. Yeah, I went there.
2017-10-05 08:23:06 AM  
3 votes:
images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com
2017-10-05 03:57:49 AM  
3 votes:

Kirablue42: Ice Pirates should be on the list. Need to rewatch that one myself, since it's been so long.


Agreed. Dark Star, too. Both examples of a relatively decent movie made on a shoestring budget as well.

And if we don't care about the movie actually taking place *in* space I would add Slither, The World's End and Attack the Block.
2017-10-05 03:15:20 AM  
3 votes:
I'm still waiting for this one:
i.imgur.com
2017-10-05 05:31:12 PM  
2 votes:
Another good one.
img.fark.net
2017-10-05 10:48:36 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
img.fark.net
2017-10-05 09:09:56 AM  
2 votes:
pbs.twimg.com
2017-10-05 08:05:37 AM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net
2017-10-05 07:17:47 AM  
2 votes:
Dated, but some genuinely funny moments:

img.fark.net
Originally known as The Creature Wasn't Nice, renamed Spaceship after the success of Airplane!, and renamed Naked Space for DVD release after the success of the Naked Gun films.
2017-10-05 06:00:39 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: Attack the Block


I don't remember it as a comedy. Worth a watch though. Also the origin of my crush on Jodie Whittaker.
2017-10-05 05:24:33 AM  
2 votes:

fusillade762: Agreed. Dark Star, too. Both examples of a relatively decent movie made on a shoestring budget as well.


Word.  Dark Star is priceless and still hits the right notes.  Though one should get hold of the novelization by Alan Dean Foster - one of my desert island books and well worth the effort to find it.

We just started watching The Orville this week, and we love it - it's twisted Trek done by people who know what they're doing and love what they're working on.
2017-10-05 12:11:34 PM  
1 vote:

englaja: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy was a fantastic TV series. I wish they had made more with the plot lines from the next two novels. I still wish they would. In exactly the same style. Bad retro-futuristic 80s with bad 80s BBC production values. They're my two favourite things in TV.

/completely serious


Other seriousness:

How close do you suppose we are to being able to add CGI visuals to the original radio series? (Which actually now includes all five novels of the trilogy. Don't like it? Don't look at the screen, and it'll be just like radio.)

The same could be said for new CGI visuals on top of the soundtracks for the animated Star Trek. (Don't like it? You'll still have Filmation's animation to love.)
2017-10-05 12:04:41 PM  
1 vote:
" the martians save christmas".  Bought it cause the dvd was a buck, but mainly cause pia zadora's in it. Play the movie and she's in it all right. She's like eight years old...
2017-10-05 11:26:24 AM  
1 vote:

The_Philosopher_King: I haven't seen it since the 70's. I wonder if it holds up, or was it just because I was a teen?

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I have it on DVD.  I got it so I could use clips from it in my video for 'Science Fiction / Double Feature'.

It's still quite enjoyable, but I think how well it holds up depends largely on how well you like those old '30s and '40s serials.  It also didn't hurt that they were able to get some actual talent for things like makeup and effects.  The production values were much better than they might have been.

Certainly in the top ten best *stories* for soft core porn...
2017-10-05 11:03:58 AM  
1 vote:
I thought Armageddon was hilarious.
2017-10-05 10:28:43 AM  
1 vote:
upload.wikimedia.org

Sure it's an anime, but it's the funniest space TV show besides Red Dwarf and Quark.

/Surprisingly good animation for a 90's anime, btw
2017-10-05 09:26:02 AM  
1 vote:
Also as other farkers have pointed out list fails without:

Ice Pirates Buford HD 720p
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2017-10-05 08:53:27 AM  
1 vote:

The_Philosopher_King: I haven't seen it since the 70's. I wonder if it holds up, or was it just because I was a teen?

[img.fark.net image 182x268]


It's certainly not good in a traditional sense, but it's fun. And the stop motion animation is cool.
2017-10-05 07:52:39 AM  
1 vote:
stay for Mars Attacks

Id rather not
2017-10-05 07:30:57 AM  
1 vote:

The_Philosopher_King: I haven't seen it since the 70's. I wonder if it holds up, or was it just because I was a teen?

[img.fark.net image 182x268]


Yes, it revels in the camp.
2017-10-05 07:01:01 AM  
1 vote:
No love for Pluto Nash?
2017-10-05 06:18:27 AM  
1 vote:
I haven't seen it since the 70's. I wonder if it holds up, or was it just because I was a teen?

img.fark.net
2017-10-05 06:03:36 AM  
1 vote:
FTA: "eventually came up with the final script a mind-boggling 12 drafts later. "

That's not mind-boggling, it's kind of par for the course.

Mind you, there's usually a big re-think about direction and message 'round about draft 8 or 9.
 
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