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The greatest funny space movies ever made

Posted by: SuperShuki - Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:52 pm
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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:45 am
Has anyone seen Space Camp? That thing is so dumb that it makes it really funny, if you haven't had alot of sleep...


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:28 am
Yep. No comment except that for that it's a bit of fun for the uninformed, younger portion of the population. The robot was cute and had all the best lines. :)

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Post Re: The greatest funny space movies ever made   Posted on: Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:43 pm
SuperShuki wrote:
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1)SPACEBALLS! (MAY THE SHWARTZ BE WITH YOUOUUOUOUUouUOUouUOUoouuoUoOuoUuouuuuuuu u u uuu u u )
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2) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy theme song (and thanks for all the fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiish!!!)
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4) Star Wars

I need to fill up the rest. Suggestions?


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3) The Right Stuff 8)

Glorious 1983 classic about the Mercury programme. Sam Shepard as Chuck Yeager is a hit. Bit shmalzy for my taste in the scenes at Grissom's home, but otherwise great.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:35 am
Dudes...

The Fifth Element.

That is right up there with Galaxy Quest and its a space movie.

Space Camp: Oddly enough this movie is probably one of the reasons I am into this alt.space stuff. I saw it when I was about six or seven. However the movie wasn't the big deal, at the time I was launching my first (estes) rockets with my father and brother. My father was a professional camera-dude at the time and filmed us launching and retrieving this launch. He then edited together with the footage from inside the 'shuttle' and flight control from the movie space camp and replaced all the external footage with shots of our rocket and spliced it all into a minute or so clip.

Twas enough to blur the 'Nasa is for other people' idea in my young brain. Having the concept of people being launched in a rocket I had built... yeah that will mess you up :)

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:38 pm
How about "Dark Star".

"don't give me any of that inteligent life crap. Find me something I can blow up."

I like the theme song too.

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 12, 2006 10:50 pm
idiom wrote:
Dudes...

The Fifth Element.

That is right up there with Galaxy Quest and its a space movie. :)


Well, I don't know about GQ, but the Fifth Element really was a scorcher. Not much space, but very much fun. Even reruns are enjoyable! 8)

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Post    Posted on: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:25 am
For number 11, I'd have to nominate Mystery Science Theatre 3000 - although it was more of a program than a movie..... Wait, you could Mystery Science Theatre 3000 - The Movie!


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Post    Posted on: Fri Jan 13, 2006 2:47 pm
Ooh, how'd we miss that one?

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Post    Posted on: Fri Jan 13, 2006 4:22 pm
Oh, what about your eponymous film, Steven? Anyone here seen "Space Cowboys?"

Clint Eastwood practices landing stalls in the Shuttle on final... Tommy Lee Jones flies a cluster of nuke missiles (still attached to the orbital launch platform) to the moon and lives to walk around on it?

There was a film with Dennis Hopper called "Space Truckers" that looked like it was probably over-the-top silly, but I never saw more than a short glimpse between channel-surfing stops...


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Post    Posted on: Fri Jan 13, 2006 7:38 pm
The shot from the end of Space Cowboys was stolen from a short story by Heinlein, an epilogue to The Man Who Sold The Moon. But that's beside the point.

I never did see Space Truckers, although it might be mildly amusing (just not enough to make it worth the $4.29 that Blockbuster charges).

For a long time, a lot of people thought I got my name from Cowboy Bebop (They stopped when I began to run out of places to hide the bodies). It doesn't actually come from either film. It's just me.

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Post    Posted on: Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:11 pm
The Black Hole was a good one. A little cheesy with the robots .


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Post    Posted on: Mon Feb 13, 2006 3:19 am
Serenity!


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Post    Posted on: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:37 am
I'll also have to go with "Dark Star"


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jun 02, 2009 5:59 am
Hello, I am new here and I could not help but notice this thread and the movies that have not been mentioned

Now for one I do not know if you mean space only, or with space scenes.
for this particular post I am going to consider space scenes.
these are in no particular order.

Coneheads
Howard the Duck
Men in Black
Mars Attacks
The Adventure of Pluto Nash
Spaced Invaders!(CANNOT BELIEVE THIS WAS NOT MENTIONED!!!)
and Men in Black 2 I suppose.


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jun 02, 2009 6:02 pm
You should include "Starship Troopers" into the list as well imho.
It doesn't take itself too "serious" and there were so many logical faults in it, you just can't stop laughing while watching. (Like starships flying in tight formation so that if one ship gets blown up it takes out at least two others... :D)

The latest Star Trek (with the young crew fresh out of the academy in an altered reality) was also pretty hilarious imho.

But yeah, I agree that nothing can beat "Jam their Radar" Spaceballs. hehe :D

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