Watch Battle Beyond the Stars
- 1 hr 45 min
In the year 2790, the peaceful inhabitants of the planet Akir are under threat from the evil warlord Sador and his army of mutants known as the Malmori. With their planet under siege, the Akira people are left with no choice but to seek help from beyond their world. The challenge is taken up by a young farmer named Shad, who sets off in a spaceship to recruit a team of mercenaries to protect Akir and defeat Sador once and for all.
Shad's journey takes him on a perilous adventure across the galaxy, as he meets a variety of colorful characters each with their own unique skills and abilities. Among his team are the reptilian assassin Cayman, the computer-like Navigator, and the Valkyrie warrior Saint-Exmin, all led by the grizzled veteran cowboy, Zed. Along the way they encounter all manner of dangers, including an encounter with a giant space slug and a vicious race of space Amazons.
As the ragtag band of heroes make their way to Akir, Sador becomes aware of their plans to stop him and sends his own starship, the Hammerhead, to intercept them. The two sides engage in a battle in space, resulting in catastrophic losses for both sides. But Shad and his team manage to make it to Akir, where they set about fortifying the planet for the impending attack by Sador and his Malmori.
The final battle between the two sides takes place on Akir, with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance. The Akira people and their newfound allies battle valiantly against the Malmori army, leading to a thrilling conclusion in which Shad and Sador face off against one another in a one-on-one showdown.
Directed by Jimmy T. Murakami and produced by Roger Corman, Battle Beyond the Stars was released in 1980 and has since become a cult classic of the science fiction genre. Featuring a star-studded cast including George Peppard, Robert Vaughn, and Richard Thomas, the film is notable for its blend of action, humor, and fantastical elements. With its epic space battles and heroic characters, Battle Beyond the Stars is a thrilling adventure that captivates audiences to this day.
Battle Beyond the Stars is a 1980 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 59.