History Film / BattleBeyondTheStars

6th Sep '15 10:52:45 PM derry667
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* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy. And as stated above, Creator/RobertVaughn is playing essentially the same character that he did in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' just RecycledInSpace!
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* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy. And as stated above, Creator/RobertVaughn is playing essentially the same character that he did in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' just RecycledInSpace!
6th Sep '15 10:51:56 PM derry667
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* CaptainErsatz: Gelt is essentially Lee from ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' RecycledInSpace, with Robert Vaughn reprising his role in all but name.
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* CaptainErsatz: Gelt is essentially Lee from ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' RecycledInSpace, with Robert Vaughn Creator/RobertVaughn reprising his role in all but name.

* [[Expy]]: George Peppard's portrayal of Space Cowboy is almost exactly the same as the way he'd play Hannibal Smith on The A-Team a few years later.
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* [[Expy]]: {{Expy}}: George Peppard's portrayal of Space Cowboy is almost exactly the same as the way he'd play Hannibal Smith on The A-Team a few years later.

* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy. And as tated above, Creator/RobertVaughn is playing essentially the same character that he did in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' just RecycledInSpace!
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* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy. And as tated stated above, Creator/RobertVaughn is playing essentially the same character that he did in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' just RecycledInSpace!
6th Sep '15 10:19:47 PM derry667
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* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy. And Creator/RobertVaughn is playing essentially the same character that he did in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' just RecycledInSpace!
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* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy. And as tated above, Creator/RobertVaughn is playing essentially the same character that he did in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' just RecycledInSpace!
6th Sep '15 10:18:57 PM derry667
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* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy.
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* RecycledInSpace: This film is clearly based on ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''. Also Cowboy as a SpaceTrucker and SpaceWestern cowboy. And Creator/RobertVaughn is playing essentially the same character that he did in ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' just RecycledInSpace!
25th Jul '15 11:29:24 AM Drcynic24
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* [[Expy]]: George Peppard's portrayal of Space Cowboy is almost exactly the same as the way he'd play Hannibal Smith on The A-Team a few years later.
18th Jun '15 4:42:05 AM Odon
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'''Yago:''' They are a proud form!\\
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'''Yago:''' [[HonorBeforeReason They are a proud form!\\form!]]\\
18th Jun '15 4:15:02 AM Odon
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'''''Battle Beyond the Stars''''' (1980): [[BigBad Sador of the Malmori]] and his crew of {{mutants}} roam the galaxy in a [[StarshipLuxurious huge spaceship]] armed with a Stellar Convertor, the most powerful weapon [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale in the universe]]. When Sador claims the [[TechnicalPacifist peaceful farming planet]] of Akir as a colony, young Shad volunteers to take SapientShip Nell and seek out mercenaries who are willing to fight him. They find Gelt (a ProfessionalKiller who just wants to live on a planet where [[ContractOnTheHitman no-one's trying to kill him]]), SpaceTrucker Cowboy of [[HumansAreWarriors Earth]], Nanelia (a MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter), Saint-Exmin of the [[ProudWarriorRace Valkyrie]] (a [[ActionGirl warrior woman]] looking to [[BloodKnight prove herself in battle]]), Nestor (a HiveMind seeking new experiences) and [[TheReptilians Caymen]] of the Lambda Zone, who'd like to [[{{revenge}} settle accounts with Sador]] for [[TheLastOfHisKind destroying his species]]. Counting Shad that makes seven. [[TheMagnificentSevenSamurai Sound familiar?]]
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'''''Battle Beyond the Stars''''' (1980): [[BigBad Sador of the Malmori]] and his crew of {{mutants}} roam the galaxy in a [[StarshipLuxurious huge spaceship]] armed with a Stellar Convertor, the most powerful weapon [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale in the universe]]. When Sador claims the [[TechnicalPacifist peaceful farming planet]] of Akir as a colony, young Shad volunteers to take SapientShip Nell and seek out mercenaries who are willing to fight him. They find Gelt (a ProfessionalKiller who just wants to live on a planet where [[ContractOnTheHitman no-one's trying to kill him]]), SpaceTrucker Cowboy of [[HumansAreWarriors Earth]], Nanelia (a MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter), Saint-Exmin of the [[ProudWarriorRace Valkyrie]] (a [[ActionGirl warrior woman]] looking to [[BloodKnight prove herself in battle]]), Nestor (a HiveMind seeking new experiences) and [[TheReptilians Caymen]] of the Lambda Zone, who'd like to [[{{revenge}} settle accounts with Sador]] for [[TheLastOfHisKind destroying his species]]. Counting Shad that makes seven. [[TheMagnificentSevenSamurai Sound familiar?]]
16th Mar '15 6:54:54 PM Rabukurafuto
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* CaptainErsatz: Gelt is essentially Lee from ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''....InSpace, with Robert Vaughn reprising his role in all but name.
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* CaptainErsatz: Gelt is essentially Lee from ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''....InSpace, ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'' RecycledInSpace, with Robert Vaughn reprising his role in all but name.

* MadScientist: Weapons manufacturer [[HollywoodCyborg Dr. Hephaestus]], though he's senile rather than evil. He does however have a [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter beautiful daughter]].
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* MadScientist: Weapons manufacturer [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Dr. Hephaestus]], though he's senile rather than evil. He does however have a [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter beautiful daughter]].

* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: Saint-Exmin, although Shad doesn't take her seriously because she has a tiny ship, until she soundly beats them in a ship-to-ship fight. Even then, he doesn't accept that there is such a thing as a beautiful death in battle, as her race's motto proclaims, until he sees her die.
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* [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior Race Girl]]: ProudWarriorRaceGuy: Saint-Exmin, although Shad doesn't take her seriously because she has a tiny ship, until she soundly beats them in a ship-to-ship fight. Even then, he doesn't accept that there is such a thing as a beautiful death in battle, as her race's motto proclaims, until he sees her die.
30th Dec '14 8:42:26 PM nombretomado
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After ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' became a surprise hit, [[FollowTheLeader studios rushed to cash in on]] the public's sudden hunger for "ScienceFiction" with a flood of bad SpaceOpera. Exploitation king Creator/RogerCorman had no intention of being left behind, but he showed more intelligence than most film executives by ripping off [[Film/SevenSamurai a good plot]] as well. When SFX companies presented outrageous quotes for their work, Corman [[IndustrialLightAndMagic took a leaf from]] Creator/GeorgeLucas' book and created his own special effects (under the charge of Creator/JamesCameron who got his "big break" with this film, along with producer Gale Anne Hurd, composer JamesHorner and screenwriter -- later independent filmmaker -- Creator/JohnSayles). Corman being Corman, he made sure to get his money's worth by recycling the StockFootage in countless other low-budget sci-fi movies; Horner's score was also [[RecycledSoundtrack used in other Corman productions]] (a case of HilariousInHindsight, given the composer's own recycling tendencies).
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After ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope'' became a surprise hit, [[FollowTheLeader studios rushed to cash in on]] the public's sudden hunger for "ScienceFiction" with a flood of bad SpaceOpera. Exploitation king Creator/RogerCorman had no intention of being left behind, but he showed more intelligence than most film executives by ripping off [[Film/SevenSamurai a good plot]] as well. When SFX companies presented outrageous quotes for their work, Corman [[IndustrialLightAndMagic [[Creator/IndustrialLightAndMagic took a leaf from]] Creator/GeorgeLucas' book and created his own special effects (under the charge of Creator/JamesCameron who got his "big break" with this film, along with producer Gale Anne Hurd, composer JamesHorner and screenwriter -- later independent filmmaker -- Creator/JohnSayles). Corman being Corman, he made sure to get his money's worth by recycling the StockFootage in countless other low-budget sci-fi movies; Horner's score was also [[RecycledSoundtrack used in other Corman productions]] (a case of HilariousInHindsight, given the composer's own recycling tendencies).
17th Nov '14 4:48:26 PM StClair
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* MarsNeedsWomen: Several different takes on this -- Shad finds himself being held captive by Nanelia's senile dad because he wants them to make babies. Later Caymen cheerfully admits he could sell Nanelia for a good price... but it turns out he's going to [[ToServeMan sell her as food instead]]. Tembo and Kalo kidnap a bride and rape her; this backfires badly when they need to concentrate on fleeing from Gelt and she runs into the control room and starts [[TheDogBitesBack pushing buttons at random]].
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* MarsNeedsWomen: Several different takes on this -- Shad finds himself being held captive by Nanelia's senile dad because he wants them to make babies. Later Caymen cheerfully admits he could sell Nanelia for a good price... but it turns out he's going to he means [[ToServeMan sell her as food instead]].food]]. Tembo and Kalo kidnap a bride and rape her; this backfires badly when they need to concentrate on fleeing from Gelt and she runs into the control room and starts [[TheDogBitesBack pushing buttons at random]].
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