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Title: Now Available - Starship Invasions
Post by: Pak-Man on January 06, 2018, 01:21:52 AM
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Do you ever stop to wonder what it would be like if Canadian Ed Wood directed Star Wars with a bunch of pages from The Happening randomly inserted into the screenplay? You do??? Please seek help immediately!

Now that those parties are receiving the medical help and/or electroshock therapy they need, the rest of you can enjoy Starship Invasions. The action starts when an obese septuagenarian farmer is abducted so a seductive alien can harvest his bodily fluids, and it barely lets up after that! By “barely lets up” we of course mean “many characters communicate via telepathy because it was way cheaper to shoot without worrying about lip sync.”

When the abducted earthlings start offing themselves in increasingly comical ways, The Intergalactic League of Races grow frustrated with the leader of the aliens, played by Christopher Lee with his head stuck in one of the arm holes of his leotard. Will war break out somewhere in the stars? Is the League of Races underwater pyramid the crappiest set we’ve ever seen?? Will Lemon Drink be eyed??? Find out when Mike, Kevin, and Bill riff Starship Invasions!

Head writer
Mike Nelson
Additional contributors:
Conor Lastowka - Senior Writer
Sean Thomason - Senior Writer

Contributing Writers: Molly Hodgdon, Jason Miller, and Mike Schuster
Title: Re: Now Available - Starship Invasions
Post by: eegah on January 06, 2018, 05:59:01 PM
How did Christopher Lee end up in this? I know he's been in some stinkers, but this one looked like a high school video club project.

Interesting trivia from IMDB: the spaceship is the same one used in another Rifftrax: Dr. Who: Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.
Title: Re: Now Available - Starship Invasions
Post by: V.E.R.A. on January 09, 2018, 09:26:15 AM
How did Christopher Lee end up in this? I know he's been in some stinkers, but this one looked like a high school video club project.

Lee is on record as having appeared in more movies than any other actor - unfortunately a lot of them seem to be like this one.  Like "Castle of Fu Manchu" this looks like natural Riff fodder.
Title: Re: Now Available - Starship Invasions
Post by: Compound on January 11, 2018, 04:05:00 PM
How did Christopher Lee end up in this? I know he's been in some stinkers, but this one looked like a high school video club project.



I recall hearing that he signed on thinking that another famous actor (Not Vaughn) was also in it, only to discover that he wasn't after filming started.
Title: Re: Now Available - Starship Invasions
Post by: Compound on January 11, 2018, 04:07:20 PM
Okay, I saw this in the theater. In fact, I saw it in the same theater that I saw Star Wars in. And over the years, I remember two things about it- 1) That even young kid me thought "Wow. That was not very good." and 2) The scene in the grocery store, which 40 years later is still in my memory.  I'll give them props for that.
Title: Re: Now Available - Starship Invasions
Post by: losingmydignity on January 15, 2018, 04:07:37 AM
I've been hoping for this one for a long time. According to the ACEG was on the shortlist for Season 7.