History Trivia / Spaceballs

3rd Dec '17 7:20:38 PM Lirodon
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** In Sweden, the film was renamed ''Det våras för rymden'' (''Springtime for Space''), to continue the running gag of the Swedish titles of Mel Brooks' films being snowclones of SpringtimeForHitler (which is what ''Film/TheProducers'' was renamed in Swedish).
22nd Nov '17 12:28:17 PM Lanes17B
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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: In Latin America the movie goes by the title ''¡S.O.S.! !Ay un loco suelto en el espacio!'' while in Spain it's known as ''La loca historia de las galaxias.'' Respectively, the titles translate to "S.O.S! There's a Madman/Crazy person loose in space!" and "The Crazy Story of the Galaxies," likely a play on [[Franchise/StarWars Guerra de las galaxias.]]
15th Nov '17 7:24:18 PM FordPrefect
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** The original idea is the entire movie would just be the ship keep going and going. But [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives]] said no.
** Creator/JamesCaan was the original choice to play Lone Star. Unfortunately he was struggling with addiction issues at the time. Creator/TomCruise and Creator/TomHanks were also considered.

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** The original idea is was that the entire movie would just be the ship keep as it kept going and going. But [[ExecutiveMeddling studio executives]] said no.
** Creator/JamesCaan was the original choice to play Lone Star. Unfortunately Starr. Unfortunately, he was struggling with addiction issues at the time. Creator/TomCruise and Creator/TomHanks were also considered.
17th Sep '17 4:58:06 PM Bissek
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** Dot matrix printing died out in the nineties, making the joke about the Threepio expy's name rather dated nowadays.
24th Aug '17 6:30:19 AM Josef5678
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* OffTheShelfSpecialFX: Spaceballs: The Lunchbox is clearly a bunch of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]] lunchboxes. Whether or not this is a TakeThat against the franchise (TransformersTheMovie came out the previous summer) is up to interpretation.

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* OffTheShelfSpecialFX: OffTheShelfFX: Spaceballs: The Lunchbox is clearly a bunch of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]] of Franchise/{{Transformers}} lunchboxes. Whether or not this is a TakeThat against the franchise (TransformersTheMovie (''WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie'' came out the previous summer) is up to interpretation.
23rd Aug '17 3:57:24 PM Davethe3rd
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* OffTheShelfSpecialFX: Spaceballs: The Lunchbox is clearly a bunch of [[WesternAnimation/TheTransformers Transformers]] lunchboxes. Whether or not this is a TakeThat against the franchise (TransformersTheMovie came out the previous summer) is up to interpretation.
16th Aug '17 2:56:49 PM ClintEastwood
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* DVDCommentary: By Mel Brooks and Ronny Graham... allegedly. You kind of have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take Brooks' word for it]] that Graham is actually there the whole time. (His only contributions are giggling near the beginning of the film and finally speaking towards the end.)

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* DVDCommentary: By Mel Brooks Creator/MelBrooks and Ronny Graham... allegedly. You kind of have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take Brooks' word for it]] that Graham is actually there the whole time. (His only contributions are giggling near the beginning of the film and finally speaking towards the end.))
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: The entire scene where Lord Helmet was playing with the dolls was made up entirely on the spot by Creator/RickMoranis.



* PlayingAgainstType: A slight case for Mel Brooks, as this is the only time he aimed his parody at the contemporary film industry (in this case the huge merchandise-driven blockbusters kickstarted by ''Star Wars'' a decade earlier) rather than the films of his youth.



* PlayingAgainstType: A slight case for Mel Brooks, as this is the only time he aimed his parody at the contemporary film industry (in this case the huge merchandise-driven blockbusters kickstarted by ''Star Wars'' a decade earlier) rather than the films of his youth.
18th Feb '17 2:55:43 PM NWolfman
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* WorkingTitle: ''Planet Moron''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Planet Moron''. It turned out that this was also the name of a French film, however.
11th Feb '17 9:57:53 PM Mineboot45
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* DVDCommentary: By Mel Brooks and Ronny Graham... allegedly. You kind of have to [[TakeOurWordForIt take Brooks' word for it]] that Graham is actually there the whole time. (His only contributions are giggling near the beginning of the film and finally speaking towards the end.)
10th Jan '17 8:53:00 PM Pren
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* PlayingAgainstType: A slight case for Mel Brooks, as this is the only time he set his parody at the contemporary film industry (in this case the huge merchandise-driven blockbusters kickstarted by ''Star Wars'' a decade earlier) rather than the films of his youth.

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* PlayingAgainstType: A slight case for Mel Brooks, as this is the only time he set aimed his parody at the contemporary film industry (in this case the huge merchandise-driven blockbusters kickstarted by ''Star Wars'' a decade earlier) rather than the films of his youth.
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