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Old 07-03-2015, 05:00 AM   #1
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In 1978, an Italian-made movie called "Star Crash" hit the screens. It was a complete rip-off of Star Wars, but apparently the model-makers ripped off a Space: 1999 Eagle as well. Notice the familiar cockpit module in this screen capture (scene occurs less than 1 minute into the film).
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #2
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There are two of the Eagle engine bells in the same photo. I find it hilarious how they used entire sections of sprue with the kit parts still attached to decorate their models for that movie. Examples of this can also be seen in the same photo.
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Old 07-03-2015, 06:28 PM   #3
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Good find.
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Yes, a good spot! First caught sight of this movie in Starlog way back when - and not even Caroline Munro in the cast was enough to induce me to see this!! Though it has a following, it seems!
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Unfortunately I sat through this and spotted Caroline as well as David Hasslehoff and lots of bad modelmaking
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Agreed, the models were truly awful. Looked like they were built by a bunch of pre-schoolers. Not even amateurish.
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Mr Binome may be aware of a certain cinema in Jamaica Street, Glasgow, and no longer in existence, which in the late 70s and early 80s had a reputation for showing films of, ahem, dubious content. It was in this venue that my brother and I witnessed the celluloid phenomenon that was "Starcrash". The audience on that sunny summer afternoon easily exceeded five. As the visual feast unfolded before our young and disbelieving eyes, and we witnessed indescribable modelwork, heroic robots ( "Circuits, don't fail me now!") and A list actors and actresses (I'm sure they must have featured on a list at some point), we knew we were watching something unique.

As Christopher Plummer started to give his final speech, a slurred Glaswegian voice could be heard at the back of the cinema saying "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse," before bursting into raucous laughter. Never experienced anything like it, and I've never seen it since.

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A lot more fun, too, from the sound of it!

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Mr Binome may be aware of a certain cinema in Jamaica Street, Glasgow, and no longer in existence, which in the late 70s and early 80s had a reputation for showing films of, ahem, dubious content. It was in this venue that my brother and I witnessed the celluloid phenomenon that was "Starcrash". The audience on that sunny summer afternoon easily exceeded five. As the visual feast unfolded before our young and disbelieving eyes, and we witnessed indescribable modelwork, heroic robots ( "Circuits, don't fail me now!") and A list actors and actresses (I'm sure they must have featured on a list at some point), we knew we were watching something unique.

As Christopher Plummer started to give his final speech, a slurred Glaswegian voice could be heard at the back of the cinema saying "A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse," before bursting into raucous laughter. Never experienced anything like it, and I've never seen it since.

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Old 17-03-2015, 03:56 PM   #9
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Yes Patrick - think I saw it in same Cinema - a CLASSIC indeed
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Here's a pic I did a few years ago to highlight some major kit parts !!

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Default Well spotted....

....well they had to get the parts from somewhere I suppose - what would the Italian equivalent of Woolworths have been? To be fair, if I saw the DVD on somebody's pasting table, I'd be in like a shot because I'd love to see it again. To give the producers their due, they did create a heroine (I guess Caroline didn't have much on at the time), as opposed to the stereotypical square jawed leading man. One thing we couldn't help noticing was that, every time a special effect was due, the film went grainier - and that was on the feature's first outing, before the stock started to degrade over time.

Well spotted on the Eagle parts, and well remembered D - the cinema was one, even if the film wasn't......

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