Outer space is mysterious and fucking huge. Someone once said that there are more galaxies in our universe than grains of sand in our oceans. And like sand, space is rough, coarse and it’s everywhere. It’s a bafflingly immense location where anything is possible. For this reason, I enjoy space movies that take full advantage of the universe’s ability to inspire the impossible. Here are just 5 examples:
Space Camp (1986)
Ah, the movie that started my love of teenage kids fucking up then watching them slowly fix shit and end up being heroes at the end of the day even though they wasted millions of dollars and could have easily gotten themselves killed.
Flesh Gordon (1974)
Flesh Gordon is a sexcellent example of 1950s special effects in a highly sexualized 1970s space movie. Emperor Wang is threatening to nail the Earth with a load of his “Sex Ray” and turn us all into a bunch of wild sex fiends. It’s got some pretty sweet claymation action, non-feminist lesbian queens, gratuitous nudity, and a giant penisaurus. This one is a no-brainer for any space movie aficionado.
The French are masters of brave cinema, inspiring the world with their boundless imagination. No better film exemplifies their art more than Spermula. In order for an alien race to save their planet, they must take over ours. Their plan is to drain men of all their spermatic fluids, leaving them impotent. It also has a super-groovy soundtrack and plenty of real XXX action.
Leprechaun 4: In Space (1997)
It’s too bad that in space no one will hear you scream because that is the only way to proclaim one’s love for everyone’s favorite Leprechaun. Leprechaun 4: In Space, is everything you love about Leprechaun, but in space. Warwick Davis does a hell of a job portraying the mythical Leprechaun in a space environment. Willow was easy in comparison. In Willow, Warwick played a character thrown into a world he did not know, but in Leprechaun 4: In Space, he must play a Leprechaun battling the effects of gravity. How does one prepare for such an unprecedented role?
Star Trek: The One With The Whales (1986)
This is the best Star Trek movie of all time. It’s funny, it’s smart, romantic, and showed the world that whales are cool and not just suppliers of creamy blubber. Spock and Kirk are at their best especially the scenes on Earth where they must learn to deal with our basic technologies.