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* BodyHorror: Well, maybe "horror" is too strong of a word, but some time after finding the laser cannon, Billy starts developing a weird metallic growth on his chest. A local doctor removes it and plans to have it analyzed. It's not clear ''what'' it is, but it must be pretty important because the cannon compels Billy to blow the doctor to bits to prevent its discovery.


* RecklessGunUsage: Billy waves the blaster around all over the place, including point both ends at himself at various points, while trying to figure out how to make it work.

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* RecklessGunUsage: Billy waves the blaster around all over the place, including point both ends at himself at various points, while trying to figure out how to make it work.[[note]] To be fair, until he dons the amulet that's required to make the blaster work, Billy has no reason to believe it's an actual weapon, rather than a children's toy or an [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 arm remover]].[[/note]]

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* NerdyBully: The character Froggy was played by Creator/EddieDeezen as the platonic ideal of a HollywoodNerd. Both he and his toady ([[StealthPun get it?]]) constantly taunt and torment the easygoing slacker protagonist. The ''Series/{{MST3K}}'' treatment of the film has the riffers theorize that it takes place in a strange alternate reality where the geeks pick on the cool kids.

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* StealthPun: Our NerdyBully is named Froggy. He also has an equally geeky bully underling who follows him around, otherwise known as a ''toady''.


* TheReptillians: A variant--the aliens look like shell-less humanoid tortoises.

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* TheReptillians: TheReptilians: A variant--the aliens look like shell-less humanoid tortoises.

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* TheReptillians: A variant--the aliens look like shell-less humanoid tortoises.

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* FemaleGaze: The film is replete with lingering rearviews of young men in tight-fitting jeans, most of the fit young men are shirtless, and the very first appearance of Billy shows him rolling out of his bed in his underwear before getting dressed.


* TheSeventies: This was a time when being fit meant you had to be rail thin. Plenty of 70's music, fashion and cars to go around, too.



* TheSeventies: This was a time when being fit meant you had to be rail thin. Plenty of 70's music, fashion and cars to go around, too.



* TakeThat: Billy destroys a ''StarWars'' "billboard" with his cannon. Thanks to this movie's budget, it's not even an actual billboard -- just a sign upon which someone stenciled the ''StarWars'' logo. Yeah, this movie ''totally'' gave StarWars a run for its money.
** Oddly enough, the actor who played Billy Duncan co-starred with [[StarWars Mark Hamill]] in the film ''Corvette Summer,'' which was released the same year as ''Laserblast''. Hamill considers ''Summer'' to be [[SoBadItsGood exactly]] [[OldShame as good]] as ''Laserblast''.
** This may be one of the reasons why, for a brief time, people took ''Laserblast'' seriously, compared it to ''Star Wars'' and discussed which film was better and why.

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* TakeThat: Billy destroys a ''StarWars'' ''[[Film/ANewHope Star Wars]]'' "billboard" with his cannon. Thanks to this movie's budget, it's not even an actual billboard -- just a sign upon which someone stenciled the ''StarWars'' ''Star Wars'' logo. Yeah, this movie ''totally'' gave StarWars ''Star Wars'' a run for its money.
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money. This may be one of the reasons why, for a brief time, people took ''Laserblast'' seriously, compared it to ''Star Wars'' and discussed which film was better and why. Oddly enough, the actor who played Billy Duncan co-starred with [[StarWars Mark Hamill]] Creator/MarkHamill in the film ''Corvette Summer,'' which was released the same year as ''Laserblast''. Hamill considers ''Summer'' to be [[SoBadItsGood exactly]] [[OldShame as good]] as ''Laserblast''.
** This may be one of the reasons why, for a brief time, people took ''Laserblast'' seriously, compared it to ''Star Wars'' and discussed which film was better and why.
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** Oddly enough, the actor who played Billy Duncan co-starred with [[StarWars Mark Hamill]] in the film ''Corvette Summer,'' which was released the same year as ''Laserblast''.

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** Oddly enough, the actor who played Billy Duncan co-starred with [[StarWars Mark Hamill]] in the film ''Corvette Summer,'' which was released the same year as ''Laserblast''. Hamill considers ''Summer'' to be [[SoBadItsGood exactly]] [[OldShame as good]] as ''Laserblast''.


--> '''Crow:''' Goodbye, Mrs. Joe Don Baker.....

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--> '''Crow:''' Goodbye, Mrs. Joe Don Baker.....Baker...


'''''Laserblast''''' is a 1978 low-budget sci-fi movie.

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'''''Laserblast''''' ''Laserblast'' is a 1978 low-budget sci-fi movie.


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Billy is completely corrupted by the cannon's influence and goes on a rampage. The aliens show up, kill him and forget to take back the cannon. ''Again''. The End.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Billy is completely corrupted by the cannon's influence and goes on a rampage. The aliens show up, kill him and forget to take back the cannon. ''Again''.''[[HereWeGoAgain Again]]''. The End.]]


...Well, [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle not exactly]]. See, the bad guy alien was carrying a [[{{BFG}} rather large]] laser cannon with him, which the other aliens neglected to pick up (we get to see their boss flip out at them over this later). Said cannon is later found by put-down teenager Billy Duncan. Billy then starts using the cannon to gain revenge on those who wronged him. The laser cannon turns out to have an evil influence over its user, because Billy not only grows addicted to the cannon's destructive power, he also starts to undergo some kind of strange mutation. Meanwhile, the aliens have realized their mistake and are heading back to Earth to retrieve the cannon...

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...Well, [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle not exactly]]. See, the bad guy alien was carrying a [[{{BFG}} rather large]] laser cannon with him, which the other aliens neglected to pick up (we get to see their boss flip out at them over this later). Said cannon is later found by put-down Billy Duncan (Kim Milford), a teenager Billy Duncan.who's perpetually picked on by bullies. Billy then starts using the cannon to gain revenge on those who wronged him. The laser cannon turns out to have an evil influence over its user, because Billy not only grows addicted to the cannon's destructive power, he also starts to undergo some kind of strange mutation. Meanwhile, the aliens have realized their mistake and are heading back to Earth to retrieve the cannon...

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* DirtyCop: The two cops smoke the weed they confiscate from busts themselves.


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* ScarilyCompetentTracker: Billy is always able to find and kill his perceived enemies, even if there's no logical way for him to know where they'll be at the time he decides to attack them.

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* RecklessGunUsage: Billy waves the blaster around all over the place, including point both ends at himself at various points, while trying to figure out how to make it work.

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