Sure, Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out next week. But here at B&S About Movies, we’d much rather discuss the films that are inspired by, well, more like completely ripoff Star Wars. All next week, we’ll be sharing these films:

The Humanoid: Jaws from James Bond! Ivan Rassimov as Darth Vader!  A robot dog who pees on stormtroopers, wearing the costumes from Yor, Hunter from the Future! It’s everything great about movies!

Message from Space: Vic Morrow and Sonny Chiba appear in what was, at the time, Japan’s most expensive film ever made. If you love space disco, well, you may want to call the day off work to enjoy this one.

The Black Hole: One of the darkest Disney movies ever — a haunted house in space that has the gateway to Hell inside, guarded by demonic robots!

Starcrash: Faith healer Marjoe Gortner, a young Hasselhoff, Caroline Munroe, Joe Spinell and a ton of stop motion rule my childhood.

Battle Beyond the StarsThe Magnificent Seven in space, featuring George Peppard, John Saxon and Sybil Danning? Is there any wonder this is one of my favorite movies of all time?

I can’t wait to share my insane ramblings on these movies, some of my favorite films of all time! Sure, other people can debate midi-chlorians and why people have a certain color light sabre. Who cares! It’s time to embrace the ripoff side of the force!

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