History Film / Starcrash

23rd Apr '17 11:33:42 AM Cindylover1969
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* SameLanguageDub: Caroline Munro's English voice is replaced by American actress Candy Clark's for the English dub (she was married to co-star Marjoe Gortner at the time).
21st Apr '17 8:32:51 PM rwe1138
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** Zarth Arn, the villain, is much more like Darht Vader, only he's the actual BigBad, not just TheDragon.

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** Zarth Arn, the villain, is much more like Darht Darth Vader, only he's the actual BigBad, not just TheDragon.
20th Apr '17 3:53:14 PM Bissek
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* HarmlessFreezing: Stella gets buried under a snowdrift and makes a complete recovery through a combination of holding L's hand before being buried and Akton demonstrating yet another unexplained superpower.
19th Apr '17 9:12:40 PM DarkStorm
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* ShoutOut: The Imperial warship at the beginning is named ''Creator/MurrayLeinster''. Two of her officers are named [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke]] and [[Creatore/RayBradbury Bradbury]].

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The Imperial warship at the beginning is named ''Creator/MurrayLeinster''. Two of her officers are named [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke]] and [[Creatore/RayBradbury Bradbury]].Bradbury]].
** The giant robot on the Amazon planet is an homage to Talos from ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. They even have similar swords.
19th Apr '17 9:08:51 PM DarkStorm
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* ActionGirl: Stella Star. She's the best pilot in the galaxy, a smuggler, a good shot with a ray gun, and ends up being the hero of the film.

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* ActionGirl: Stella Star. She's the best pilot in the galaxy, a smuggler, a good shot with a ray gun, and ends up being the hero of the film. (That said, she devolves into a FauxActionGirl as the movie goes on, at one point even becoming just a NeutralFemale, but she does regain her ActionGirl chops at the end)
19th Apr '17 8:07:00 PM Mimic1990
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* FollowTheLeader:
** ''Star Wars'' ripoffs were all the rage at the end of the 1970s -- this is the best-known European example.
** 'Zarth Arn' is also the name of the younger son of the Galactic Emperor in Edmond Hamilton's 'The Star Kings'. This is probably coincidence, though that book did include a star system destroying weapon (implied to be galaxy or universe destroying if handled incorrectly).



* VacationDearBoy: Creator/ChristopherPlummer's reason for taking the role.
19th Apr '17 7:54:56 PM Mimic1990
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* FrickinLaserBeams: The ray guns in this film do some weird things. Usually they just create a burst of fire and put a hole through people. When used on the amazons they made them [[DisintegratorRay disintegrate]]. They also cause a door to explode at one point.
19th Apr '17 7:52:39 PM Mimic1990
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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. 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.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.
19th Apr '17 7:51:13 PM Mimic1990
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** Zarth Arn's superweapon is played up like an expy of the Death Star, but is actually pretty lame. It doesn't blow up planets, it projects psychic waves towards ships to make the crash... and it only works on ships that are passing directly by the planet it's on.
19th Apr '17 7:46:45 PM Mimic1990
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** Zarth Arn, the villain, is much more like Darht Vader, only he's the actual BigBad, not just TheDragon.
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