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Q: What do You Get When You Cross Science Fiction with David Hasselhoff?

A: You get the 1979 train wreck that is Star Crash!

I cannot believe this is the first time I’m finding this out. I’ve struggled for years (years!) over ways to integrate mentions of David Hasselhoff into my science fiction blogging. (Tim and JP can attest to this.) Then, as if in answer to my prayers, along comes a post from Look at This that shows me the way.

What makes this even better is that the movie – and I use that term loosely – stars Marjoe Gortner. For the reason why this is the icing on this particular cake, see my previous moment of surrealism with crazy-eyed Marjoe Gortner.

Here’s a video clip from the movie. Sure, the Hoff has a long way to go before he exhibits the consummate acting skills he portrayed in “Jump In My Car“, but I think you’ll agree that the seeds are there even then.

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8 Comments on Q: What do You Get When You Cross Science Fiction with David Hasselhoff?

  1. Wow. More cheese than a Monty Python sketch.

  2. Fred Kiesche // April 15, 2007 at 7:23 am //

    John, I’m surprised that you were not aware of this piece of dreck. I still have nightmares about it. The film’s only redeeming quality is Caroline Munroe.

    :-$

  3. And then writers wonder why no one takes Sci-Fi seriously. Because we share actors with the “Busty Beach Babe” genre, that’s why!

  4. I think I still have the *Starlog* that ran a story on this up in my attic. Ah, how this takes me back.

  5. Uh, Knight Rider was Scifi — not particularly good sci-fi, but it’s still sci-fi…

    Mmmm…. Caroline Munro, yummy Ali Baba Boobies…

    [Update]

    Mmmm… Caroline Munro, did you say “Sinbad?” Yeah, she’s real baaaaddd!!! Yes, she is!!

  6. >> I think I still have the *Starlog* that ran a story on this up in my attic…

    And the winner is Bill! :)

  7. As a member of the Science Fiction Community *pushes glasses up nose* I do not claim Knight Rider. In fact, I’m going to deny I even know what that is. It’s better for everyone this way. 😀

  8. Fred Kiesche // April 16, 2007 at 6:40 am //

    Pete, on the other hand, as a member of the Science Fiction Community, I do claim Caroline Munro!!!

    😛

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