The 1978 sci-fi disaster “Starcrash” is the focus of this episode of MST3K, and it’s boy oh boy, it’s a doozy. A blatant rip-off of “Star Wars” with the production values of “Flesh Gordon”, it stars former evangelical child preacher Marjoe Gortner (subject of the 1972 documentary “Marjoe”) as well as Christopher Plummer and David Hasselhoff, and that’s only the beginning of the weirdness and ineptitude of this low-budget mess. The gang tears into it with glee and notable enthusiasm, and the result is one of the most satisfying episodes of Netflix’s reboot of the cult show.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)
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