Awesomely Bad Movies

Spacehunter – Adventures in the forbidden zone are awesomely bad.


Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone was probably the very first time I saw a 3D movie in  the theater. That’s right, I said 3D. The good old blue and red stereoscopic 3D glasses. The kind that came with comic books. I know Spacehunter looks lame … and it is, but trust me, its worth a Sunday afternoon if you don’t have anything else to do. It’s got Peter Strauss, Molly Ringwald, Ernie Hudson,and Michael Ironside! I mean come on;  how bad can it possibly be with Ernie Hudson and Michael Ironside?

Three women are forced to make an emergency landing on a planet plagued with a fatal disease. They are quickly captured by the mutant dictator, Overdog (Ironside). An adventurer known only as Wolff (Strauss) travels to the forsaken world to rescue the trio and encounters Niki (Ringwald), the only earthling left from a failed medical expedition.

Wolf being a perfect gentleman, takes a moment and attends to Niki’s personal hygiene. I guess the girl just smelled really bad. After forcing her to bathe in a muddy pond the two combine their talents. Together, Wolff and Niki attempt to rescue the three surviving women from the clutched of evil Overdog.


Formerly a graphic designer whose "pen & ink sensibilities" have become obsolete in a pixel based profession — I am a life long fan of all the rockets, robots, and rayguns who inspire our dreams of life in an uncertain future.

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