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Theme from Starcrash

Starcrash is a 1978 film showing what the Italian cinema industry does best: Ripping off American box office smashes with a quick ripoff that has a quarter of the budget. Jonah and the bots have a fine time with this one, especially with the character "Aktor" a space pirate with unexplained on-demand superpowers, a smug attitude, and a frightening resemblance to William Katt, the star of "The Greatest American Hero". Which led me to committing filk again...


"Starcrash Theme" (music: "Believe it or Not")

Look at what's happened to me-e,
I couldn't believe it myself.
My agent signed the contract unseen
Wish it were somebody else!

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    Believe it or not, I'm not William Katt
    He's got far too much digni-ty-y-y
    Wish I could run, from this dog a film
    Who could it be?
    It's not William Katt, it's just me.


It's an Italian Star Wars clone,
With none of the budget or skill
I'm playing a smug, stuck-up  Obi-Wan
With a curly blond perm that could kill.

CHORUS

I'm co-stars with a robot from Tex-as,
And Caroline Munro's massive chest
Hasslehoff's got top billing on screen
For just the fifteen minutes he's seen!

CHORUS
 

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porsupah
Apr. 25th, 2017 04:49 pm (UTC)
I really must make a point of obtaining a copy of both this, as I haven't yet seen it, and its sequel, which I have, and proudly count it amongst cinema's greatest achievements - just not necessarily in the way possibly intended. ^_^ (Highlights of the latter include a villain with a superbly glittery beard, and a soft-lens filter that was visibly someone's tights)

Does the original surpass its sequel? I must know. ^_^
jeriendhal
Apr. 25th, 2017 07:59 pm (UTC)
They made a sequel? Now that's terrifying. The original was weird enough.
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