History Film / Starcrash

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.
24th Jun '17 11:27:31 PM Mimic1990
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* SmugSnake: Thor, so damn hard. Even before [[spoiler:his FaceHeelTurn]] he just ''oozes'' smugness with every line.
24th Jun '17 11:15:09 PM Mimic1990
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* GenreBusting: Aside from ''Star Wars'' the movie's primary influences seem to be SwordAndSandal flicks, like ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. Director Luigi Cozzi specifically referred to the film as "science fantasy instead of science fiction."

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* GenreBusting: Aside from ''Star Wars'' the movie's primary influences seem to be SwordAndSandal flicks, like particularly ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. Director Luigi Cozzi specifically referred to the film as "science fantasy instead of science fiction."
24th Jun '17 11:14:37 PM Mimic1990
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* GenreBusting: Aside from ''Star Wars'' the movie's primary influences seem to be SwordAndSandal flicks, like ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts''. Director Luigi Cozzi specifically referred to the film as "science fantasy instead of science fiction."



* 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.

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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 (so that he could use his systems to regulate her body temperature) and Akton demonstrating yet another unexplained superpower.
13th May '17 11:20:29 AM R.G.
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** The Judge presiding over Stella and Akton's trial resembles the Martian Mastermind from the 1953 film "Invaders from mars".
11th May '17 3:48:11 PM Rebochan
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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.
3rd May '17 9:28:09 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ObviouslyEvil: 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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* ObviouslyEvil: ObviouslyEvil:
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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".
3rd May '17 9:27:21 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** As explained in CoversAlwaysLie, L the robot ''looks'' a lot like a low-rent Darth Vader but his personality is basically the complete opposite. He's basically a somewhat less obnoxious [=C3PO=].

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** As explained in CoversAlwaysLie, L the robot ''looks'' a lot like a low-rent Darth Vader but his personality is basically the complete opposite. He's basically a somewhat less obnoxious [=C3PO=].
3rd May '17 9:27:00 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* 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.
** [[spoiler: Akton, maybe. He doesn't come back, but he does promise that he'll live forever, even if this body dies.]]

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* DeathIsCheap:
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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.
** [[spoiler: Akton, maybe. He doesn't come back, but he does promise that he'll live forever, even if this body dies.]]
him.



** RealityIsUnrealistic: There have been actual people named Stella Starr, and at least one Stella Star.
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