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  1. June answers your questions, Stella and Elle’s romance explained, and more on this week’s mini-sode! Paul opens up the Explanation Hope Line, goes through Corrections and Omissions for Starcrash, and shares deleted scenes from the Starcrash episode. Plus, find out which movie we will be watching next week!

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  2. Yes, Akton’s Dollar General brand lightsaber was offensive, but I had far more issues with the weapon Stella Star wielded for the majority of the movie. It was essentially an entire rifle made out of a bayonet. The logistics of firing such a weapon are beyond me. It seems to me as soon as you pulled the trigger, the recoil would slice your space fingers right the fuck off.

    (I could post a screen shot, but this image is far better.)


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  3. 10 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    I don't feel bad at all for those people and you know why? They were not innocent. She's working at a penal labour camp which means presumably all the other people their working were other criminals as well. Least we forget at the start of the movie Stella is a straight up criminal running away from the space police. That couple she talks to looks nice but who is to say they didn't space murder their children? I mean I doubt space is beyond white collar prisons so if they had done something as harmless as space embezzling they wouldn't be doing hard labour. To be sentenced to work like a slave I image your crime would have to be as big as evading arrest and smuggling and robbery like Stella. So while those prisoner's died in her escape and the death of any alien or human life is sad, these people's backstory is unknown and maybe they shouldn't have been saved.

    Yes, but space Jean Valjean might also be in there because he stole space bread for his family. How do you feel about that?

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  4. 25 minutes ago, gigi-tastic said:

    I have a very silly, embarrassing, and ( in my mind) hilarious confession to make. When I heard the name of the movie I misheard Paul and my brain autofilled in what it thought he said. So instead of Starcrasher *I* heard Starchaser. This is funny because for some reason I can't explain I was convinced that was the name of what might be Disneyland's worst ride ever Superstar Limo.  No matter how many times I am told it's not I can't seem to grasp that. I basically thought that this was a Pirates Of The Caribbean scenario based on terrifying C list celebrity puppets stuck in a neon hellscape.

    I went full June you guys. 

    I went FULL June.

    I’ve mentioned this before, but back when they announced Rhinestone, my brain heard “Rhinestone Cowboy,” which turned it to Urban Cowboy. Anyway, I watched most of that depressing turd before I realized what I had done - lol

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  5. Was anyone else upset that in the process of escaping the slave pits, Stella Star basically got a ton of innocent people killed? Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy she escaped a life of slavery, but it might have been nice if our hero had helped at least one other person get away. At the very least, it would have been cool if her casualty count hadn't been quite so excessive. 

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  6. 33 minutes ago, taylorannephoto said:

    Is anyone else unable to react to posts right now? Trying to troubleshoot my browser to make sure it's not on my end but every time I try to like Cameron and Smigg's posts it tells me a big fat NAH BRAH 😭


    (I can’t “like” anything either. Nor can I add a hilarious gif :( )



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  7. I’ll be the first to admit, I might not have caught everything that was going on in this movie, but if I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure Emperor Edelweiss’ plan at the end of the movie is to fake the death of his entire fleet, but then immediately attack so as to blow any kind of tactical advantage such a ploy might offer. I’m really not sure how that plan accomplished anything other than weakening their own space navy.

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  8. Regarding the name “Elle,” in the Star Wars novelizations, the droids’ designations are similarly written phonetically. So R2-D2 is spelled Artoo-Detoo and C-3PO is See-Threepio. This is also true in a lot of Star Wars media if you watch with closed captioning. I would guess this is to give their characters “proper” names rather than just serial numbers to help the audience better identify them as beings rather than things. 

    So I think the hosts are correct and “Elle” is supposed to be the phonetically spelled version of the letter “L” - although he must have been one of the first off the production line to have a one letter serial number. This explanation makes even more sense if the screenwriter was only familiar with Star Wars through the novels. He was following a precedent.

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  9. 18 minutes ago, AlmostAGhost said:

    Same, but I take horror breaks for Unspooled and HDGTM (and if I feel like going to a theatre).

    If The Godfather movies weren’t so long, I probably would too. Together they’re almost 6 1/2 hours! That’s basically half the Halloween franchise!

    HDTGM I can justify a little better. I’ve already seen Star Crash and I’m guessing that the Friday the 13th live episode they did will be the Halloween episode.

  10. 23 minutes ago, ol' eddy wrecks said:

    I'm binging horror movies this month and probably won't be able to follow the movies on the podcast.

    Same. I watched AG because it was relatively short, but The Godfathers are a bit long. Maybe I’ll rewatch them next month.

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  11. 23 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

    I disagree with the idea that a movie has to grab you the first time. I've definitely grown to appreciate movies I dismissed the first time. Sometimes I'm not ready for them. Sometimes I've misinterpreted the movie. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood for a particular film.

    Right, which is why I said it sometimes helps. My point was more, and perhaps I didn’t explain it as well as I should have, if you watch a movie and it doesn’t work for you, you shouldn’t have to keep watching it until it does. 

    Like if I don’t like a movie,  I don’t want someone to say, “Yeah, but on your third or fourth rewatch it starts to get good!” If I don’t like it, or it didn’t “grab” me for whatever reason, I’m not going to devote 6-8 more hours of my life watching it again and again until it finally does. I don’t have the time for that. It’s like if I don’t like a television show and someone says, “It starts off slow, but it gets great at episode six!” Fuck that. I’m not going to waste my time sitting through something mediocre with just the promise it might get better. If it’s capable of being good by episode six, then it was capable of being good with the first episode.

    Like I said to Taylor, I only rewatched it for the podcast, and the reason I asked if she rewatched it was to see if her opinion stayed the same.


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  12. 2 minutes ago, taylorannephoto said:

    I couldn't agree more.

    And I bet in 20 years when the next gen of kids finally all start seeing Dazed & Confused I bet they would say the same thing and just be like, "Seriously? That's it?"

    Absolutely! It’s all just nostalgia porn.

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  13. 11 minutes ago, taylorannephoto said:

    I've only seen it the once, and it was definitely so hyped up that I was expecting something amazing. Even my mom was like, "Oh my god you've never seen it before!?" And so when I watched it I kinda had the thought of, "That's it?"

    I give it a solid 3 out of 5. There are parts I like, and parts I don't like which makes it solidly okay lol. But tbh I'm not sure if I want to sit through it again lol.

    No, I totally get that. The only reason I watched it again was for Unspooled, and I was super apathetic about the prospect. :) I really wouldn’t recommend watching it again if you don’t have the mind to. In my mind, a “good” movie shouldn’t require multiple rewatches. I mean, sometimes it helps, but in my opinion, if it’s truly good, then it should grab you the first time.

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  14. 30 minutes ago, taylorannephoto said:

    I have a confession... I thought this movie was very mediocre...

    Had you seen it before? I only ask because I was thoroughly unimpressed the first time I watched it, but for some reason I was really into it this time. I’m not sure what clicked for me, but I was far more receptive to it on this watch through. On Letterboxd I bumped it from something like two stars up to four.

    But, yeah, I totally hear you, and I get it.

  15. Paul & Amy cruise through 1973's George Lucas coming-of-age comedy American Graffiti! They discover why Lucas decided to make a film inspired by his teenage years, learn about the real Wolfman Jack, and watch the trailer for the bizarre sequel. Plus: Candy Clark, who plays Debbie in the film, talks about creating her character.
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  16. 7 minutes ago, tomspanks said:

    But didn't he at one point get fixated on her neck as if to bite?  Granted, he stopped himself in time, but maybe he was afraid he wouldn't be able to once he turned full vampire?  Speaking of which, how come Sara didn't want to bite his neck, especially if she was turning into a vampire faster?

    Yeah, but like you said, he controlled himself. He clearly doesn’t want to hurt her. Rather than acting like a goof, he might as well Just tell her what’s going on and she can help him resist temptation.

    I think the gender politics of the movie are pretty jacked up in general.

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