Director: William Sachs
Stars: Stephen Macht, Avery Schreiber, James David Hinton, Dorothy Stratten, Lionel Smith
As much as we'd love to cruelly trash everything about Galaxina, the film's tragic legacy is impossible to ignore. Shortly after the movie opened in June of 1980, sexy star and former Playboy Playmate of the Year Dorothy Stratten was murdered by her husband.
So, for the sake of decency, let's ignore Stratten's unmemorable performance as a mostly silent robot (the Playboy Bunny doesn't even get naked) and focus on how writer-director William Sachs totally misunderstood the concept of "comedy." Hoping to cleverly spoof sci-fi staples like Star Wars and Alien, Sachs approached the light-hearted Galaxina from an in-the-know standpoint. Little did he know, though, that his film would go on to rival more recent creative disasters like Epic Movie and Meet the Spartans in terms of disposable, unfunny lampoon jobs.