Over lunch, I was conversing with some friends about a Sci-Fi movie I saw on TV many years ago (I believe it was in the late 80's, but I'm pretty sure the movie itself was older than this).
I recalled it as a hilariously-atrocious rip-off of Star Wars, complete with lightsabers (or "laser swords," as I think they were called in this movie). Of course, given the popularity of Star Wars at the time, I'm sure there were plenty of similar films churned out; fortunately, I remember a number of specific details about it that have made it stand out in my mind all these years:
- A main character looks alarmingly like David Hasselhoff
- The "Death Star" looked like a giant hand
- The movie's climax featured a shootout on space station with strange assault pods crashing through big windows (really!)
- It featured a heroine named Stella (or possibly Stellar, though this makes less sense)
While I found the movie hilarious, it was not intended as a comedy. It was simply one of those "so bad, it's good" situations.