Movies in Outer Space Week Recap

Image banner design courtesy of Mike Delbusso/Splatt Gallery.*

Well, so goes another theme week blow out on movies set in outer space, so let’s round ’em, up, space cowboy. No, we didn’t review that mainstream movie, nor Armageddon or Deep Impact or Geostrorm. Don’t you know the B&S About Movies’ jam, by now? And, why yes, we did go overboard, again. See, you do know our jams.

12 to the Moon (1960)
2+5 Mission Hydra (1966)
Alien Beasts (1991)
Alien Intruder (1993)
The Aliens are Coming (1980)
Attack from Space (1964)
Attack of the Robots (1966)
Beyond the Rising Moon (1987)
Conquest of the Earth, aka Battlestar Galactica III (1980)
Convict 762 (1997)
Cosmic Princess (1982)
Dark Star (1974)
Death in Space (1974)
First Spaceship on Venus (1960)
Flesh Gordon (1974)
Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1990)
Flight to Mars (1951)
Fugitive Alien (1986)
Fugitive Alien II, aka Star Force (1987)
Future War (1997)
Galaxis (1995)
Hyper Space (1989)
Inhumanoid (1996)
Lifepod (1981)
Lifepod (1993)
Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack, aka Battlestar Galactica II (1979)
Mission Mars (1968)
Mission Stardust (1968)
Mutiny in Outer Space (1965)
The Noah’s Ark Principle (1984)
Oblivion 2: Backlash (1996)
The Phantom Planet (1961)
Primal Scream (1988)
Prince of Space (1959)
Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars (1981)
Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
Robotrix (1991)
Solar Crisis (1990)
Space Chase (1990)
Star Crystal (1985)
Star Pilot (1977)
Starship Troopers or: Why I Need to Stop Worrying about the Poor Portrayal of Women in Space Flicks and Just Love This Movie (1997)
Syngenor (1990)
Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)
Time Walker (1982)
Timestalkers (1987)
Within the Rock (1996)

And there’s more movies set in outer space that you can enjoy with these easy-to-use compilation lists from out past “theme week/month” blow outs:

Attack of the Clones: Redux
Ten Star Wars Ripoffs
Exploring: After Star Wars
Exploring: Before Star Wars
Exploring (Before “Star Wars”): The Russian Antecedents of 2001: A Space Odyssey
A Whole Bunch of Alien Ripoffs at Once
Ten Movies That Ripped Off Alien

Phew! And we still haven’t reviewed them all. You know the B&S motto: Never Say Never. We’ll do it again.

* From the Facebook pages of Splatt Gallery, Southeast Michigan’s largest public collection of concert posters, gig posters, lowbrow and street art, about their theme/banner posting:

1978 was the year of the spaceship. The Electric Light Orchestra’s Out of the Blue tour used a stage construction that had the band performing inside a giant spaceship, a prop so massive that the set-up time required ELO to only use it every other show for most of the tour. The band Boston released their second album, again, as with the first, with their signature spaceship illustration by artist Roger Huyssen — the same artist that illustrated the cover for Sky King’s 1975 Secret Sauce album.

The cover art for the Live in London album by Andrae Crouch featured a keyboard transformed into a space craft, and drummer Lenny White released a concept album titled The Adventures Of Astral Pirates. A band from France called Space, who had a disco hit with the song “Magic Fly,” performed in spacesuits.

George Clinton, who had landed a mothership on stage for nearly two and a half years, temporarily parked his spaceship in a hanger and embarked on an “Anti-Tour.” Parliament-Funkadelic’s mothership now resides in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, but it is a smaller replica built in the mid 1990s. The story of the strange fate of the original mothership can be read in an archived post at the Washington Post.

About the Authors: Sam Panico is the founder, Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, and editor-in-chief of B&S About Movies. You can visit him on Lettebox’d. R.D Francis is the grease bit scrubber, dumpster pad technician, and staff writer at B&S About Movies. You can visit him on Facebook.

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