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Moonshot (2022)

Moonshot (2022) In the year 2049, a billionaire (Zach Braff - ) has established a human colony on Mars.

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Morons From Outer Space (1985)

Morons From Outer Space (1985) A space podule crash-lands in England. The occupants are three aliens from the planet Blob - Desmond (Jimmy Nail - ), Sandra ( Joanne Pearce ) and Julian (Paul Brown - ). They are the title characters. Like Kaleds in Dr Who and the Daleks , they may have had a parallel evolution. However, that does not explain how they all speak English.

The American government sends in a CIA officer (James B. Sikking - ), who turns out to be a mother-fixated psychopath. Rather than risk an alien invasion, like Invasion of the Body Snatchers , he tries to kill the Blob people. Luckily they are saved by Graham Sweetley (Griff Rhys Jones - ), a journalist who becomes the aliens' manager. Since this is the Thatcher era, the aliens get lots of commercial endorsements and become pop stars.

The fourth alien, Bernard (Mel Smith - ), has been left lost in space. He decides to hitch a lift, like in Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy . This leads to some gender confusion with a non-human alien, mildly reminiscent of a scene in Farscape that is now regarded as transphobic because it challenges traditional gender roles.

This is a little-known film that has fallen down the memory hole. Smith and Jones, best known for their long-running TV show, went on to make more comedy movies such as Wilt. Based on a best-selling book, it was better received by both critics and audience ... and more importantly, it was funnier.

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Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs (1987)

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Space Station 76 (2014)

Space Station 76 (2014) As the title suggests, this is set on a Space Station where everyone dresses as if they were in 1976. It is a soap opera with a light-hearted approach.

Captain Patrick Wilson ( Watchmen ) is estranged from his boyfriend Matthew Morrison (Glee).

The other crew members include:

  • Liv Tyler
  • Kali Rocha
  • Jerry O'Connell ( Piranha 3-D )
  • Keir Dullea ( 2001: A Space Odyssey )

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