Mike / February 27th, 2012
February 27, 2012 at 12:11 am
Very surprised to see so many star wars rip offs, how many more are there in this galaxy. :O
February 27, 2012 at 12:15 am
Whoaa!! Fir…. Oh darn!!
February 27, 2012 at 12:26 am
Haha it looked like they aim lazer to the dicks…:O Except for that chick in dress shoot her in the back yeahh!!! xD this guy Saidor(or whatever u spell it)… that’s a Napoléon Bonaparte rip-off haha and this booze belt is hilarious.. but i would’nt trust it either! Well nice review one again Mike!
February 27, 2012 at 12:38 am
That lizard guy looks a bit like Grig from “The Last Starfighter”.
That ship has balls…
February 27, 2012 at 12:40 am
@LazarheaD Unlike you.
February 27, 2012 at 2:02 am
@Kaleidoscopic God Is your name taken from the Scar Symmetry song? If so, you are awesome.
February 27, 2012 at 12:50 am
USS Fun Bags lol good one Mike
February 27, 2012 at 1:13 am
Funny video as always Mike! I like how you do research on the movie as well.
February 27, 2012 at 1:40 am
titts in space .
February 27, 2012 at 2:11 am
Ypur best review so far, I really enjoyed it!
February 27, 2012 at 2:32 am
-Is it not Motherfuckin’ Monday anymore?
February 27, 2012 at 2:43 am
February 27, 2012 at 3:13 am
@Doogrisa See, but why??? -Because of the word fuck? -Can’t have the word ‘fuck’ in the title of the show? That’s how it comes off- like they are censoring themselves because maybe someone had a problem with it. That’s weak.
February 27, 2012 at 4:10 am
February 27, 2012 at 5:08 am
@Ceyx_Helel Motherfucker Mike is a character from AVGN and Board James. Perhaps Mike doesn’t want that name to be associated with everything he does.
February 27, 2012 at 9:42 am
@Century Of Obscurity Then why was his/this segment called that to begin with??? Have some idea what you’re talking about before you decide to leave a comment.
February 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm
Uhhh… I definutely missed something. Fuck mothers? lol Someone actually took it that litterally?
February 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm
@Mike/Cinemassacre Okay… Well thanks for letting me know Mike- but I obviously had not seen you explain that anywhere before… hence that asking. Now go fuck some mothers- I’d say you could start with mine but… she’s dead. Ahhh, what the hell- go ahead, man!
February 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm
@Deadlyrazorwings – Heh, I know- right? Kids today…
February 27, 2012 at 2:57 am
I’ve always loved this movie, but nevertheless a good review, Mike! Also remember that this movie has a huge cult following and it was even released awhile ago on blu-ray with some new extras, I think.
February 27, 2012 at 3:02 am
The Magnificent Seven is actually a remake of Seven Samurai, and so is Battle Beyond The Stars, but Battle Beyond The Stars is more faithful to the Seven Samurai(is seems) than The Magnificent Seven was. And Robert Vaughn does in fact play the exact same character he played in The Magnificent Seven, save for the name.
Yeah, I really use to like this movie as a kid. :-p
February 27, 2012 at 3:21 am
Anyone else but me who thought Mike was gonna throw in an image of slave Leia right after the comment about stuping to sex appeal?
February 27, 2012 at 5:25 am
@Snejku Heh, I thought he might add a shot of that fat chick with 6 boobs from Jabbas court.
February 27, 2012 at 3:27 am
What does Mike mean when he says ships in movies are always “her”? That’s a maritime tradition. It’s not just in movies. Also what does Mike mean when he says that by the time of this movie nobody remembered Thomas played John Boy. People still remember him today as John Boy. When this movie came out all the kids talked about “that space movie with John Boy in it”.
February 27, 2012 at 3:31 am
I still don’t understand why people make statements but utter them as questions? They’re making a statement, telling us something, but raising their voice at the end like a question?
February 27, 2012 at 3:34 am
People just don’t know their punctuation?
February 27, 2012 at 4:08 am
Hmmm, Roger Corman is clearly a genius. Putting in a spaceship with tits, and a bunch of women who look like hookers… It’s brilliant for what he is claimed to do. It was said that he would show up on set from time to time, tear out a few pages, and fire a bunch of people. The way he had it set up, if the funding really got cut, he could burn the entire script, fire 90% of the crew, keep what was already shot, and degrade the shitty movie into a porno with a magnificent story and wonderful special effects for it’s genre. Hell, after the initial success of Star Wars, I’m sure there would be plenty of people who wouldn’t mind a porn with scenes where people aren’t humping if it kind of looks like Star Wars.
February 27, 2012 at 4:58 am
Hey Mike, do you do your own video editing for the Magnificent Mondays segments? Just curious… Anyways I LOVE YOUR MOVIE REVIEWS!!!! Don’t tell James, but I think I like your movie reviews better than I like his. I think your style of thinking is better. Love ya Man!
February 27, 2012 at 5:11 am
Mike you should do these as iRiffs.
February 27, 2012 at 5:31 am
It’s on netflix just FYI.
It’s funny how they just came out and named one of their species “valkyrie”. That either takes some balls, or a lack of creativity. I mean “valkyrie” are from norse mythology. Sexy fearless female warriors with wings. Speaking of balls, that female ship looked more like a scrotum to me lol.
February 27, 2012 at 6:52 am
Star Wars is based on the hidden fortress by kurosawa, not seven samurai.the magnificent seven on the other hand is a direct remake of seven samurai.Mike, please get your trivia together. James is so effective because he knows what he’s talking about, you mess up to much when it comes to facts and trivia.
February 27, 2012 at 8:17 am
@CaptainMuganda who cares
February 27, 2012 at 9:44 am
@CaptainMuganda Yeah, who cares if someone gets FACTS wrong?!? -Say hello to our future, everybody…
February 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm
@CaptainMuganda Star Wars was inspired by Akira Kurosawa films, including The Hidden Fortress, Yojimbo AND Seven Samurai. Mike’s research is correct. Make sure you do your own research before chastizing someone else.
February 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm
@CaptainMuganda I don’t think he makes reference to the fact that Star Wars was based on anything at that point in the video. He say’s “Many have also compared this movie to the magnificent seven”. By “this movie” he is referring to the movie he is reviewing, not Star Wars. So you may be correct in your facts about Star Wars and the things it’s based on, Mike however does not make any point about this. That’s how I understood it anyway.
February 27, 2012 at 7:13 am
USS Funbags? I think it rather looks like a giant scrotum.
February 27, 2012 at 7:19 am
HAHA! I remember watching this when I was a kid that couldnt get enough Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, The Last Starfighter, Enemy Mine etc. Id still probably enjoy it seeing it today..
February 27, 2012 at 7:29 am
I think I actually remember seeing this a long long time ago on USA or something like that. Probably about 15-18 years ago. I couldn’t get enough sci-fi space opera movies such as Star Wars, The Last Starfighter, Enemy Mine, and the other clones, and TV shows like Star Trek TOS, Star Trek TNG, and Battlestar Galactica. Sci-fi is STILL my favorite genre of all time (with next being fantasy, including superhero comics) and I love finding obscure titles like this.
Great find, Mike. Here’s to another successful Motherfuckin’ Monday!
February 27, 2012 at 7:47 am
The lizard looks like he is from the Last Starfighter
February 27, 2012 at 6:49 pm
@JeffreyWittenhagen I definitely see that. It also reminded me a bit of the facial structures from the old Planet of the Apes films.
February 27, 2012 at 7:57 am
I vaguely remember this one from the old days. It doesn’t seem much worse than a lot of other 80s sci-fi.
February 27, 2012 at 8:25 am
Wow, there sure was a lot of people who tried to copy Star Wars success, many of them are nothing more than cheap knock-offs.
February 27, 2012 at 8:36 am
From battle beyond starts toavatar, he still make shitty movies.
peopel refer to ships and cars as “she” too. i guess its just some bad psychological wierdness that makes men think they can control women where ever they want.
February 27, 2012 at 6:48 pm
@Strazdas I think it’s more of a sign of respect rather than control. Referring to a ship/car/whatever as a “she” means that they attempt to respect it and treat it like a lady (although Kirk calls the Enterprise a “she” and he abuses the hell out of her in each and every episode).
February 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm
@Strazdas Not totally, the spanish language has a gender for every noun, and ships are a she.
Cars are a he so I dunno about that one.
February 27, 2012 at 9:00 am
Dude that was enjoyable. Thanks Mike!
February 27, 2012 at 9:31 am
Good review, Mike. There are comments I feel need to be made, so here it goes. First, I still remember “The Waltons.” The show is actually still being aired to this day on various stations. Second, that ship looks more like an upside down diagram of a woman’s vagina than her entire form. And third, how could you not mention George Peppered, Cowboy, being famous for being Col. John “Hannibal” Smith? Did you simply just forget? Other than those three things I rather enjoyed your review. Keep knocking them out, Mike! : )
February 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm
I had a funny feeling you were going to review this movie. This is one Star Wars rip-off I’ve always enjoyed. Great review, thanks Mike.
February 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm
That Richard Thomas guy also was in Stephen King’s It.
February 27, 2012 at 3:57 pm
It’s motherfucking mondays !!! fuck yeah been waiting for it the whole day !!!
February 27, 2012 at 3:58 pm
I can’t take the ship seriously, as it looks like a ballsack.
February 27, 2012 at 4:02 pm
Cowboy is George Peppard. Hannibal in The A-Team series. Awesome, didn’t knew he played in this movie.
February 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm
@ROTLP Yeah, I thought I recognized him from somewhere. Good call.
February 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm
I love this movie despite it being a bit crap.
February 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm
This is one of the only movies I respect Cameron for, I hate most of his movies now.
February 27, 2012 at 4:20 pm
I find it interesting you mentioned James Horner’s score sounding like his score from Star Trek II and III, because he’s constantly ripped-off his own scores for other movies he’s scored. Several cues from Aliens sound almost identical to parts from Star Trek II, and Patriot Games sounds almost exactly like his score from Commando. I could go on but I think I’ve unleashed enough movie nerdiness for one day.
February 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm
@Big McLargehuge If John Williams and Danny Elfman can get away with it, I suppose it’s ok for Horner to do so as well. :-)
@starscream Totally, I wasn’t putting him down in any way, he’s a great composer. But his are more obvious than Williams or Elfman.
February 27, 2012 at 4:21 pm
loved this movie as a teen
February 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm
hmm alot of it was pretty well built, but it seems like it just wasnt mainstreem enough.
February 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm
Nice review, Mike Spot on as usual… this film makes Blake’s 7 (a BBC television series) look like Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
February 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm
Wow, This was a pretty awesome review, Mike! Too many ripoff’s.. It’s sad..
February 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm
Man,I actually saw this at the movies. I remember falling asleep while watching it and later my dad grumbling “Why you wanted to watcj this,anyway?”
February 27, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Hey MIke, go on facebook!
February 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm
Good video. One note of constructive criticism (a small one): the only thing that could make these better is smoother transitions between points, that way it seems like a continuous review/video. Sometimes it feels like some of your points just come one after another and it can feel choppy without smooth transitions.
February 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Kay this Is driving me crazy, but the ship looks more like a ball sack than tits…. D:
February 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm
@PoLaR_IV I’m not totally positive, but last I checked ballsacks don’t have nipples.
February 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm
@Big McLargehuge In space they do.
February 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm
@Lionel Hutz in space, no one can hear you spooge
February 28, 2012 at 9:50 am
@Big McLargehuge True…but tits also don’t (typically) hang together like that. You know….kind of like a nutsack.
February 28, 2012 at 11:16 am
@Devil_Rising Hmmm, a female ship with a nutsack. Maybe it’s a hermaphrodite.
February 27, 2012 at 6:43 pm
Looks like a half-way watchable movie. Thanks for another nicely done review, Mike!
@starscream It’s actually not half bad. Cheaply done, sure, but I’ve seen a lot worse, and it’s more interesting if taken in a “Seven Samurai” adaptation light.
February 27, 2012 at 8:21 pm
i hop you review battlestar and buckrodgers
February 27, 2012 at 8:30 pm
is one of the 3 eye guys data from startrek next generation????
February 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm
Isnt that George Peppard as the cowboy?
February 27, 2012 at 10:56 pm
@RockaMillington You’re correct
February 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm
A (less obvious to me when it came out) rip off of Star Wars is the movie The Last Starfigher. Wonder if it’s considered bad enough to be featured here. The hero is recruited through a video game, and the movie is the first ever to use full CG effects scenes.
February 28, 2012 at 9:49 am
@schloss_ritter I would have never thought to consider The Last Starfighter to be a “Star Wars ripoff”, because honestly…it isn’t. There are barely enough similar elements beyond (kid recruited to fight space battle). Also, I would never have thought to consider TLS as “bad enough to be featured here”. For one thing, not all the films Mike reviews are “BAD”, he says so himself. Some are featured because they’re cheeseball or just plain dumb, but others, like “House”, were featured for being obscure or weird. For another, I’d never have considered The Last Starfighter to be “bad”, because….again….it isn’t.
It was actually a high budget and fairly successful film of the 80s, and as you point out, one of the first films to make major (successful) use of CGI. Those effects were ground breaking for it’s day. I was actually excited when I heard the rumor that due to the success of the Tron sequel, that they were working on a sequel to TLS, that would have dealt with an older Alex Rogan training a new generation of Starfighters. Sounded awesome to me, but since then, it seems to have been shelved. Too bad.
Also, on a final note, it’s worth pointing out that TLS was also the first major film directed by Nick Castle, former John Carpenter collaborator (he co-wrote Escape From New York, etc.), and the original Michael Meyers.
February 28, 2012 at 8:13 pm
@Devil_Rising @schloss_ritter I agree that Last Starfighter isn’t a “blatant” Star Wars rip-off, but it is a “science fantasy” film of which the release of Star Wars was absolutely pivotal in popularizing the genre to mainstream audiences.
No Film Studios were producing such “Space Operas” prior to Star Wars and most (not all) science fiction of the 70s were post-apocalyptic earth-based dramas such as: Logan’s run, The Omega Man, A Boy and his Dog, etc..
Star Wars changed all of that almost instantly, Studios now realized this was an extremely profitable genre and countless film were released over the next decade and a half that tried to capitalize on it’s success; including The Last Starfighter.
John Lennon once said: If there was no Elvis, there would be no Beatles. That’s so true and it can be applied here.
Ok, ok, ok! I’m NOT comparing TLS to The Beatles, it’s more like The Monkees or Strawberry Alarm Clock or something. Um, or maybe I should just shut up. = D
February 29, 2012 at 6:31 pm
I didn’t consider it to be a rip off either until reading reviews after I rediscovered the movie last year. But you’re right in stating the similarities may only be on the surface.
I didn’t think it was a bad movie either, though again my opinion was slightly tarnished when by hearing others’ negative opinions. I had chalked up my liking it to nostalgia of my youth, but I was probably wrong in doing that and being swayed by negativity from others.
February 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm
Hey, I remember the Waltons!
February 27, 2012 at 11:05 pm
Haha such a rip off
Im a DORK 1st VIEW lol
Guess I wasnt 1st Sergio was lol
“Now, they did manage to turn crap in to mediocrity”. Never has such high praise been bestowed.
really good movie. it’s been awhile since I’ve seen it.
I must see it !
I never realised there was so many star wars rip offs
good review motherfucker mike
i love that movie!
February 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm
Keep it up with the sifi flicks!
I think this is on Netflix streaming currently. Looks like I need to watch it.
It’s kinda like Mass Effect…
Mother fucker mike is the man
MF Mike: you missed a perfect opportunity to make an A-Team joke. That was George Peppard, aka Col. Hannibal “I Love It When A Plan Comes Together” Smith.
Also, that thing with the arm in the sling – Napoleon? That’s what it always made me think of: Napoleon Bonaparte.
If they’re going through Star Wars rip-offs, it cannot be long until they reach Starchaser: The Legend Of Orin. That movie was so blatant I’m surprised Lucas didn’t send the lawyers in.
Remember watching this as a kid, would love to watch it again!
Just found this on Netflix and have to watch it on principle
Good review Mike! Keep it up.
this movie sucks.
Hell yeah That, halloween and krull were the first movies i remember watching i still love it..oh yeah and buckaroo banzi…
and ironically lucas sent the lawyers in against battlestar galactica but not starchaser or this??????
This just showed up on Netflix instant streaming!
loved this movie back in the day… and the music still kicks ass!
Please keep these reviews of exploitation movies coming, i freeking love them!!!!