Star Wars Droppings: Star Odyssey (1979)

This is the fourth and final film in Alfonso Brescia’s sci-fi series — Cosmos: War of the Planets AKA Year Zero War in Space, Battle of the Stars AKA Battle in Interstellar Space and War of the Robots AKA Reactor — Star Odyssey AKA Seven Gold Men in Space, Space Odyssey, Metallica and Captive Planet is an Italian flavored take on space opera.

In the year 2312, Earth is sold to Kress, an evil ruler who wants to turn humans into slaves. Professor Maury and his band of, dare we call them rebels, set out to win the planet back from Kress and his cyborgs.

Those good guys include a space hero called Hollywood, a swindler named Dirk Laramie who wears a Spider-Man t-shirt who is played by Gianni Garko, Norman the gymnast who does cartwheels all day long and robots named Tilk and Tilly who blew themselves up at one point and constantly have to put themselves back together.

There’s also a wrestling match in the middle of this movie for seemingly no reason. Also — while it claims that the actors are listed in alphabetical order, they are not. Star Odyssey lies. It just lies to you.

You can buy this movie from VCI or watch it on the Internet Archive or Amazon Prime.

Don’t forget: We also reviewed Brescia’s War of the Robots as part of our month-long tribute to the Mill Creek Chilling Classics Box Set — yeah, that’s right, all 50 movies, baby! And we way over thought Brescia’s “Star Wars” movies with one of our weekly “Drive-In Friday” featurettes: “Pasta Wars with Alfonso Brescia.”

Drive In Friday Brescia

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