(Not So) Random Movie Mention: BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS (1980)

Never Heard Of "BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS"??? Well Then... Please Allow Me To Name Drop... It Stars RICHARD THOMAS, ROBERT VAUGHN, JOHN SAXON, And GEORGE PEPPARD (among others). It Was Written By JOHN SAYLES. JAMES CAMERON Is The Art-Director. The Score Is BRILLIANT And Done-Up By JAMES HORNER. And The Executive Producer Is The Legendary ROGER CORMAN!!!

“BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS”

…Really Is…

…As…

…It’s Always Been Described By Those Who Brought It To Life.

It Is…

“THE SEVEN SAMURAI”

…Or…

“THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN”

…But…

…In OUTER SPACE!!!

!!!

!!!

The Planet On Which…

RICHARD THOMAS

…And His People Live…

…Is…

FACING IT’S ANNIHILATION!

JOHN SAXON

…Has Parked His Butt In Orbit…

…And He’s Looking To Conquer OR Destroy Said Planet.

So…

RICHARD THOMAS

…Sets Off On A Mission.

He’s After MERCENARIES.

He’s After ANYONE Willing To Help His People FIGHT!

The Result Is A Loose Gaggle Of Peeps…

…All Banded Together…

…To Help Save This One Planet…

…From It’s Almost Certain DESTRUCTION!!!

ROBERT VAUGHN

…And…

GEORGE PEPPARD

…Are Just TWO Of The “Hired Heroes” Willing To Help These Folks Out!

😀

Just So We’re VERY CLEAR Here, My Peeps…

I

LOVE

LOVE

LOVE ME SOME

“BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS”

!!!

Released In 1980…

…It’s A Simple Little Film…

…That Has NEVER Let Me Down!!!

It’s A Helluva BLAST To Watch…

…And A Flick Most Folks Don’t Even Remember EXISTS.

Need Some WONDERFUL…

…WELL CRAFTED…

…ESCAPIST FUN???

“BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS”

…Brings It ALL!!!

I Promise It’s TOTALLY Worth The Watch, My Peeps!!!

And You Just KNOW You Can Trust Me!!!

😉

(Not So) Random Movie Mention: THE BLUE MAX (1966)

Honestly, My Peeps, “THE BLUE MAX” Is A Rather Splendid Oddity Of Sorts. It Takes Place During WORLD WAR I. It’s A Story Told From The GERMAN Perspective. And The Two Main Stars, Both Of Whom Are Portraying GERMAN Military Men, Are GEORGE PEPPARD (An AMERICAN From DETROIT) And JAMES MASON (A Distinguished ENGLISHMAN)!!!

Now, Please Don’t Get Me Wrong. I Love “THE BLUE MAX” And ALWAYS Have. But I’m Also One Who Has ALWAYS Wondered Exactly WHY The Producers Decided To Go With One Of THE MOST AMERICAN Actors Of ALL-TIME (PEPPARD) To Portray A Young GERMAN Soldier-Turned-ACE-PILOT?!?!? It’s The 1966 Version Of The “Kevin Costner As Robin Hood” Syndrome. BUT BUT BUT, Does It Take Away From The Grand-Film That IS “THE BLUE MAX“??? Well… Only If You’re PICKY. 😉