History Film / Starcrash

3rd Nov '17 8:19:36 PM DragonQuestZ
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* CoolStarship: The villain's ship is shaped like a clawed fist.
3rd Nov '17 8:18:26 PM DragonQuestZ
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* {{Fanfare}}: The score by Creator/JohnBarry isn't as bombastic as other ''Star Wars'' homages, but still has plenty of brass and grandeur.

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* {{Fanfare}}: The score by Creator/JohnBarry Main/JohnBarry isn't as bombastic as other ''Star Wars'' homages, but still has plenty of brass and grandeur.
3rd Nov '17 8:17:45 PM DragonQuestZ
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* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler:Thor]]

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* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: Akton [[spoiler:fades into nothing as he dies]], which is either this trope or NoBodyLeftBehind. The film is vague on which trope is used.
* BaldOfEvil: [[spoiler:Thor]][[spoiler:Thor]] betrays the crew, as he's really working for Zarth Arn.



* DeathIsCheap: L the robot dies ''twice''. The first time he's shot in the chest by space amazons, but turns out to be NotQuiteDead. The second time he's literally smashed into pieces by cavemen before bursting into a shower of sparks and smoke and yet there's somehow enough of him left for the Emperor to rebuild him.

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* DeathIsCheap: At least if you're a robot. L the robot dies ''twice''.is smashed and fixed twice. The first time he's shot in the chest by space amazons, but turns out to be NotQuiteDead. The second time he's literally smashed into pieces by cavemen before bursting into a shower of sparks and smoke and yet there's somehow enough of him left for the Emperor to rebuild him.



* {{Fanfare}}: The score by Creator/JohnBarry isn't as bombastic as other ''Star Wars'' homages, but still has plenty of brass and grandeur.



** Zarth Arn has a BeardOfEvil, an OminousOperaCape, dresses his {{Mooks}} in [[PaintItBlack black versions of the Emperor's troop uniforms]] and cannot go five minutes without [[EvilIsHammy monologuing dramatically]] or at least giving an EvilLaugh. Also he straight-up calls his weapon "The Doom Machine".

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** Zarth Arn has a BeardOfEvil, an OminousOperaCape, OminousOperaCape with a HighCollarOfDoom (albeit [[DownplayedTrope not a large collar]]), is RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver, dresses his {{Mooks}} in [[PaintItBlack black versions of the Emperor's troop uniforms]] and cannot go five minutes without [[EvilIsHammy monologuing dramatically]] or at least giving an EvilLaugh. Also he straight-up calls his weapon "The Doom Machine".



* {{Stripperiffic}}: Stella. Apparently, skimpy clothing is perfectly suitable for ''manually moving around radioactive material''. At least she puts on some clothes for the ice planet. To a lesser extent, [[AmazonBrigade the entire population of the planet of Amazons]], ''including their HumongousMecha''.

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* {{Stripperiffic}}: Stella. Apparently, skimpy clothing is perfectly suitable for ''manually moving around radioactive material''. At least she puts on some clothes for the ice planet. To a lesser extent, [[AmazonBrigade the entire population of the planet of Amazons]], ''including their HumongousMecha''.HumongousMecha'', wear very little.
2nd Nov '17 8:01:45 PM PaulA
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** Zarth Arn's name is taken from Creator/EdmondHamilton's ''Star Kings'', although there it was the name of one of the good guys - who did have access to a powerful superweapon, and the BigBad was doing all in his power to get it from him.

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** Zarth Arn's name is taken from Creator/EdmondHamilton's ''Star Kings'', ''Literature/TheStarKings'', although there it was the name of one of the good guys - -- who did have access to a powerful superweapon, and the BigBad was doing all in his power to get it from him.
2nd Nov '17 1:16:21 AM PaulA
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** The Judge presiding over Stella and Akton's trial resembles the Martian Mastermind from the 1953 film "Invaders from mars".
* Zarth Arn's name is taken from Creator/EdmondHamilton's ''Star Kings'', although there it was the name of one of the good guys - who did have access to a powerful superweapon, and the BigBad was doing all in his power to get it from him.

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** The Judge presiding over Stella and Akton's trial resembles the Martian Mastermind from the 1953 film "Invaders from mars".
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''Film/InvadersFromMars''.
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Zarth Arn's name is taken from Creator/EdmondHamilton's ''Star Kings'', although there it was the name of one of the good guys - who did have access to a powerful superweapon, and the BigBad was doing all in his power to get it from him.
1st Sep '17 10:33:44 AM Omeganian
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* Zarth Arn's name is taken from Creator/EdmondHamilton's ''Star Kings'', although there it was the name of one of the good guys - who did have access to a powerful superweapon, and the BigBad was doing all in his power to get it from him.
20th Aug '17 9:50:14 AM mlsmithca
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* InformedAttribute: While we're told what a great pilot and fighter Stella Star is, she doesn't actually contribute much to the missions, never saves anyone, fails to prevent two teammates from dying, and is frequently captured and in need of rescue by her companions. The only thing we see her do is get out of prison, but even that is because other characters arrange for it (whom all drop dead as she runs to save her own skin.) Akton, meanwhile, actually lives up to his build up.

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* InformedAttribute: While we're told what a great pilot and fighter Stella Star is, she doesn't actually contribute much to the missions, never saves anyone, fails to prevent two teammates from dying, and is frequently captured and in need of rescue by her companions. The only thing we see her do is get out of prison, but even that is because other characters arrange for it (whom (and they all drop dead as she runs to save her own skin.) skin). Akton, meanwhile, actually lives up to his build up.



* YouFailLogicForever: "You knew [[spoiler:Thor]] would betray us? Then you can see into the future!"
23rd Jul '17 1:31:38 PM Kooshmeister
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: All of Arn's men abandon him at the end and escape when the Floating City is sent on a collision course with his ship. [[spoiler:''He'' just yells at them for being cowards and insists on remaining, and ends up taking the Floating City in the space.]]
8th Jul '17 3:05:12 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* GreyAndBlackMorality: The Emperor's regime sees nothing wrong with sentencing people to a lifetime of slave labour in radioactive conditions with no protective clothing... and not even hardened super-criminals, but simple smugglers like Stella and Akton who are presented as not really being all that bad. Still, the film portrays them as the good guys because Zarth Arn is pretty much literally a pantomime villain. Their mooks even wear identical uniforms in different colors.

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* GreyAndBlackMorality: The Emperor's regime sees nothing wrong with sentencing people to a lifetime of slave labour in radioactive conditions with no protective clothing... and not even hardened super-criminals, but simple smugglers like Stella and Akton who are presented as not really being all that bad. Still, the film portrays them as the good guys because Zarth Arn is pretty much literally a pantomime villain. Their mooks even wear identical uniforms in different colors.colors (which are actually grey with brown and black.
8th Jul '17 1:21:41 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* GreyAndBlackMorality: The Emperor's regime sees nothing wrong with sentencing people to a lifetime of slave labour in radioactive conditions with no protective clothing... and not even hardened super-criminals, but simple smugglers like Stella and Akton who are presented as not really being all that bad. Still, the film portrays them as the good guys because Zarth Arn is pretty much literally a pantomime villain.

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* GreyAndBlackMorality: The Emperor's regime sees nothing wrong with sentencing people to a lifetime of slave labour in radioactive conditions with no protective clothing... and not even hardened super-criminals, but simple smugglers like Stella and Akton who are presented as not really being all that bad. Still, the film portrays them as the good guys because Zarth Arn is pretty much literally a pantomime villain. Their mooks even wear identical uniforms in different colors.
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