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Space Mutiny (1988)

Space Mutiny (1988) - IMDb

Viewing Date: 6/4/20

Starring: Reb Brown, John Phillip Law

Plot

In the distant future in deep space, the large colony spaceship Southern Sun travels through the galaxy. On board, the evil Kalgan (John Philip Law) and his men take control of the ship through a violent and explosive mutiny. Kalgan’s plan is to scrap the ship and sell the passengers into slavery. One man, (Reb Brown) decides to make a stand and encourages others to fight against Kalgan’s rebels. Armed with laser cannons and neutron grenades, he leads the Commander’s daughter and a handful of soldiers into a blasting battle to re-take the ship. (via IMDB)

Rules

  • Recycled Battlestar Galactica footage
  • Enforcer vehicles
  • Someone says ‘Enforcer’
  • Evil laughs

Quotes

  • “I prefer to jump!”  “Be my guest.”
  • I’ve got a 6-9’er in progress!”

What We Learned

  • In space, if you wear red, you’re a bad guy, blue means you’re a good guy
  • Similarly, a paintball mask means you’re a bad soldier.
  • Rocket gun explosions cause you to be launched off a trampoline
  • Jazzercize outfits are standard issue during a Space Mutiny, and parties involve hula hooping
  • Rooms with AstroTurf are made for sexy time

Final Take

This movie has gained fame as being one of the more popular features on  Mystery Science Theater 300, for good reason.  It has laughable acting, writing, special effects and wardrobes.  If it wasn’t for the ‘borrowed’ space sequences at the beginning, this could have been taking place just about anywhere.  Practically all action scenes were filmed in some dark warehouse, with the highlights involving low speed chases on the ‘Enforcers’ (golf carts covered in cardboard.  Definitely worth checking out- it lived up to the spirit of Bad Movie Thursday!

 

19
Jun
20

Samurai Cop

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Date Watched: 6/18/2020

Starring: Robert Z’Dar, Mathew Karedas, Janis Farley

Plot: Joe Marshall and Frank Washington are two tenacious police detectives who seek at all costs to stop the Katana, a renegade Yakuza gang composed of violent and sadistic killers who want to lead the drug trade in Los Angeles.

Rules

  • Mentioning “Katana”
  • Mentioning “Samurai” or using a samurai sword
  • Mullets <advanced rule>
  • When you see wig man

Quotes

  • “Oh, it’s up and ready, you just keep it warm.”  –  “It’s warm and ready.”  <wink>
  • “I want him dead!  I want his head on this piano!”  –  “I will bring you his head and place it on that piano.”
  • “I feel like somebody shoved a big club up my ass, and it hurts.  And I’m trying to figure out a way to get it out of there.”
  • “What happened?  You out or in?”  –  “Baby, I’m always in.”
  • “Is that him?”  –  “I guess so… looks like this is his last fuck.”
  • “Well, this one’s dead, too.  Not captured alive.”
  • “Why did you go under?”  –  <crawling under gate> “I’m an undercover cop!”

Viewer Quotes

  • “Is that guy the samurai cop?  He’s kind of a douche.”
  • “Wouldn’t it have been easier just to smuggle in the sword and do it herself instead of smuggling in the guy holding the sword?”
  • “Why is this fight transitioning through completely different scenes?  Sometimes there’s trees around them, then grass, then nothing at all.”
  • “That guy’s pants are too high.  I think we can all agree on that.”
  • “Why is that guy caressing his gun?”
  • “This samurai cop never does anything samurai-like at all.  He’s never even held a sword.”

Things We Learned

  • Samurai’s almost never use swords
  • Cops can kill whomever they want with absolute impunity.
  • Samurai cops are irresistible to women.
  • There’s nothing special about Samurai cops.  They don’t seem to have any real special skills.  The name Samurai may have been a facetious joke by his co-workers.

Final Take: This was a good one.  I think it absolutely took itself seriously at times, which is what you really want in a movie like this.  There was gratuitous violence.  There were soft-core porn scenes that went on way too long.  There was stilted dialogue.  It had everything you’d want.  I definitely recommend it.  I’d also like to watch the documentary about the filming of it, just to find out why that wig was used so frequently.

 




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