“Astro Bastards” Trailer

James / December 26th, 2016

The Angry Video Game Nerd has a holiday surprise for you. Sit back and watch this epic trailer for a lost vintage sci-fi film. It’s better than Star Wars.


  • Weldin Dunn

    December 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Somewhere, Ed Wood’s ghost just orgasmed.

    • December 22, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      I dont mean to sound negative or picky but well, I just didnt find it funny. I mean, special effects were awesome, great editing and everything else was just fine but its missing the most important thing: the humor. I think that in the recent years, AVGN has been prioritizing production quality over content and humor and that makes me miss his older projects that were so simple in a production context but so ingenious and funny they were awesome. And not that he hadnt made really elaborated episodes in the past either because the Nightmare on Elm Street and SMB 3 episodes were quite complex but kept that AVGN charm.

      I hope AVGN can return to his roots some day soon.

      • Mogy Wang

        December 22, 2016 at 9:54 pm

        I hate to say this, but I sort of agree.

      • xeoneex

        December 23, 2016 at 12:07 am

        Ya… I honestly couldn’t find the humor in it :/. I wanted to like it because the title is funny but the overemphasis on the cliche` jokes detracted from it. I wanted to like it, hell it did remind me of the old classics like Flash Gorden, but I mean the fact he had to force alot of that humor sours it. I miss the old stuff from like 2004-2007. Not to say the later stuff isn’t good but I just can’t like this at all -_-.

      • Joker83

        December 23, 2016 at 8:57 am

        If you just want to watch someone play a video game and make jokes, head to YouTube to find thousands of people doing what James did a decade ago. I like that James has grown and evolved creatively with these videos

      • December 24, 2016 at 1:30 am

        agree, agree. James Rolfe, you must go back to your roots. Grassroots are asking you.

      • Hanglyman

        December 24, 2016 at 2:32 am

        Me agree. Appreciate James try, but not funny, just crude- much like site force me to type. Production good, humor fall flat.

      • December 27, 2016 at 10:05 am

        Agreed, i couldnt get into it either 2 people in the video i just cannot stand even if you gave me a million dollars, dont get me wrong great production on it and effects but dick jokes get old after awhile …

      • Nicholas Demos

        December 27, 2016 at 9:30 pm

        And I’ve said it a million times already.
        The IDEAS were much better when the production values were far lower (or non existant)

      • December 28, 2016 at 11:54 pm

        Wow this is bad…..i don’t even know what to say. The only part I even found remotely funny was when the computer had to update itself yet again. I don’t know how anyone can find this work humorous. Maybe I’m the wrong type of person for the intended audience.

    • frostare

      December 23, 2016 at 2:42 am

      Indeed he did

  • December 22, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I LOVE B&W sci-fi’s from the 50ies!

    Please do a ‘Sitting in the coach talking about carpets from the 80ies’ with Mike as you watch the extremely underrated ‘It! The Terror from Beyond Space”~<3

  • TheSpectre

    December 22, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    Glad to see James is having fun for the holidays

  • mrgerrit

    December 22, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    When does the kickstarter go live so i can throw my money on it! I need to see…. NO! The world need to see this movie! We must recreate this masterpiece!

  • Rakket

    December 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! That was brilliant!

  • December 22, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Re: “It’s better than Star Wars”
    – Well, if you’re talking about the post-Disney acquisition era Star Wars I’d have to agree. Then again, anything short of films by Uwe Boll and Michael Bay would fit that description.
    – James, will this be a full feature someday? Or is this simply a one-off for amusement? If the former, I would definitely watch it…shit is hilarious dude. Nicely done.

    Merry Christmas,

  • Fred . Fuchs

    December 22, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    I’m surprised they’re not using an Atari 5200 controller as a phone.

  • December 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Is the trailer the movie or is this out in theatres!?

    • The Kaleidoscopic God

      December 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      The trailer IS the movie, indeed. He made a similar “fake” trailer some months back for Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (the NES game), in case you missed it.

  • bud

    December 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    What can I say? That was amazing. I have no words.
    Both this and the Jekyll and Hyde trailer were brilliant. Bring on more short films like these!
    I always knew ALF was an astro bastard.

    • bud

      December 22, 2016 at 6:04 pm

      Also, this begs for the MST3K treatment.

  • Satnav

    December 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    This was completely silly, insane, crass and hilarious–loved it! Classic Cinemassacre! πŸ˜€

  • Pablo1989

    December 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    As someone said about The Three Stooges in Sega Activator video.

    There you go f…….nuts πŸ˜€

  • December 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    James That Was Funny As HELL I Hope That IN 2017 You Will Make it Up To AVGN Episode 150 You So Must Make it Up To 150 This Coming Year IN 2017.

  • December 22, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    Hope you add these to some future dvd set.

  • Luke Campen

    December 22, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Make “Flying Fuckernauts vs. the Astro Bastards” AVGN movie a reality!

    Luke Campen
    to Jesse, Jess, Samantha, +4
    4 hours agoDetails
    Hey everybody!

    I just started the petition “Make the film “Flying Fuckernauts vs. the Astro Bastards” a reality! ( AVGN )” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name. We’re not looking for anything too long and intricate–just a cheap internet short spoof film.

    Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support–so spread the word!! You can read more and sign the petition here:




  • ToadRoad

    December 22, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    I have a sneaking suspicion the only reason this is introduced by the nerd is so he can include “AVGN” in the episode title on YouTube.

  • Chris Day

    December 23, 2016 at 12:17 am

    fucking awesome

  • DMM_poo

    December 23, 2016 at 12:53 am

    Now THIS was awesome.

  • December 23, 2016 at 1:34 am

    That had a classic Cinemassacre feel. always been a huge fan of the Original fims, Love the all.

  • frostare

    December 23, 2016 at 2:43 am

    Just… AMAZING! Was this shot in Fuck-o-Scope?

    • Chris Day

      December 23, 2016 at 6:54 pm

      No, but definitely in ‘smell-o-vision’. Asses must be smelt, farts must be dealt, and faces will melt – and its all boming to a theater near you.

      • frostare

        December 23, 2016 at 11:43 pm

        With a pitch like that, I’m sold!

  • frostare

    December 23, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Also, nice move having the AVGN present it! This is a masterpiece made by a great team that does not deserve to go unnoticed. Me? I’m mesmerized with the puppets. I shall find out the name of all 10… besides ALF and Appa from The Last Airbender… and the robot.

  • Mark Gurtler

    December 23, 2016 at 4:51 am

    Great trailer. Keep it up James. A whole trailer and hopefully short film based on a line from episode 20. FUCKING LOVE IT!

  • Wandall

    December 23, 2016 at 7:18 am

    AWESOME STUFF!!! Like always =) Though I also wish to see more AVGN despite the Sega Activator Interactor Menacer episode was GLORIOUS!!!! ^^

  • The Wicker Man

    December 23, 2016 at 7:33 am

    All three movies need to be made! But i’d change the one title to something like, “The Fucking Monkey From Outer Space”.

  • Jamiesonofabitch

    December 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Good thing you didn’t release this during the Ghostbusters 2016 shitshow: “It’s not soft sexism, it’s HARD SEXISM!”
    I loved it, great job.

  • December 23, 2016 at 8:47 am

    WTF!? This was awesome!! ahhahahaha Munky Fuck ahhahaha I love you guys!! Merry Christmas to you all πŸ™‚

  • December 23, 2016 at 9:44 am

    It looks like the title came from a line in the Atari 5200 episode. See the transcript: http://avgn.wikia.com/wiki/Transcript_of_AVGN_episode_Atari_5200

  • calmLIKEaBOB-OMB

    December 23, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Monkey Fuck needs to happen.

  • December 23, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Seriously like really???? This is why avgn is so boring like what type of shit is this. DO A GAME OR JUST GIVE UP!

    • Chris Day

      December 23, 2016 at 6:50 pm

      Not sure what the hell you were watching, but “boring” was the last thing you could use to describe that. Also, games or no; james does this as much for his creative enjoyment as supporting his family – so hes not going to ‘give up…hes be doing this is WHOLE LIFE!

  • MrCredibility

    December 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    “Drawings / fucking city in ape suit” is probably the best movie credit I’ve ever heard in my life. I somehow just knew it was Mike in that suit, even before the credits, hahaha.

  • Gregorydale

    December 23, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    I’m not sure why he used his AVGN persona for this. Seems more fitting if he did headlined this as himself.

  • Daniel Hurst

    December 24, 2016 at 2:26 pm

    That has to have been fun to made. I bet the bloopers are funny.

  • FinallyGAF

    December 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    It is so great to be an anonymous internet commentator, who hasn’t accomplished anything, but here is my unwanted review:
    I see all the dislike here, and there is stuff to criticize, but get it together, guys.

  • FinallyGAF

    December 24, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    There is genuine awesomeness at work here. The production design is top notch and dazzeling to just think about what work went into even minor details. Shout out to Kyle Justins performance, who could be more often in anything.

  • FinallyGAF

    December 24, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Applicary, Rolfe and Walker also did decent acting jobs, their make up and costumes, again, top notch. Now for the bad parts:

  • FinallyGAF

    December 24, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Funny ideas, but was it felt like it was the fiiihrst draft. This is present in many of the more ambitous AVGN Episodes, and later Board James Episodes: James is a very talented guy, but for GOD’S SAKE, SOMEONE NEEDS TO CUT SOME OF HIS CONTENTS. Best example: AVGN Movie. He is the guy who drawed all the viewers into this Cinemassacre phenomenon, but he really needs some creative restrictions. See Geroge Lucas. He is a genius, but if you just let him do his things without any filter, you’ll get Episode 1. Don’t take it too personal, I mean, who am I, anyway. Just my two cents. Merry Christmas, that’s all.

  • joysynthesis

    December 24, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    this is AMAZING

  • joysynthesis

    December 24, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    btw, that laser gun that Kyle shoots (with the sword thing) is a toy I owned in the late 80s/early 90s. I was like three toys in one. The gun came apart into smaller parts, and the sword was detachable.

  • December 24, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    The whole time I was watching this I was thinking: “This is awesome, but how come Mike’s not in it?”. Cut to a guy in an ape costume fucking a city: “Oh, there he is.”

  • December 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Well, comedy is a tough beast. Mainly having an absurd promise with absurd characters in an absurd scenario will most likely never work. You have to vary, that balance and contrast will provide the successful humorous result. The Maestro says it clear in this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fhjx4dhmsc

  • heyitsadam

    December 25, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I don’t get it, Nerd.

    I guess they all can’t be Brando in “Streetcar.”

  • December 25, 2016 at 8:37 pm

    wasnt to bad, i thought it was pretty funny. should actually maybe make some episodes to that. you have my vote haha

  • December 27, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Fucking fantASStic James, you guys really put the BANG in this movie, loved all your guys roles / costumes!

  • yazooligan

    December 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Monster Madness got the axe in favor of this? What a shame.

  • December 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    After James ran out of Seanbaby’s jokes to use on the early Nerd videos, it just hasn’t been the same.

  • sakari

    December 29, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    i love james rolfe and avgn, but please, no more keith.

  • December 29, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    I want to see the MYST3K episode on all 3 of those!
    Especially MonkeyFuck! I want to see it all!!! this is fucking awesome!

  • February 3, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    you know what I find it awesome, and after I watched the making of the video i liked it even more, keep on doing amazing videos ou fellas

  • Michael Williams

    December 17, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    This was mentioned in an old AVGN. I don’t remember which though.

  • kurraz86

    June 9, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Who else but the awesome mother fucker mike to portrait a giant monkey literally fucking up a city?,no one!!
    Love your work guys,have you consider making a short zombie movie with the help of some fans?

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