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"She's too good to be true...and too real to be otherwise."
  • R
  • 1980
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 3.6  (3,370)

Galaxina is a 1980 sci-fi comedy film directed by William Sachs. The plot is set in the year 3008, where the crew of the Infinity spaceship is tasked with delivering a mysterious blue crystal to a far-off planet to save the Earth from a deadly disease. The spaceship is manned by a crew of oddball characters, including Captain Cornelius Butt (played by Avery Schreiber) who is obsessed with sex, Sgt. Thor (Stephen Macht) who is a no-nonsense military man, and Buzz (J.D. Hinton) who is the naive pilot.

But the most unique member of the crew is Galaxina (Dorothy Stratten), a robot who is tasked with maintaining the ship and serving the crew. Galaxina is designed to be the perfect woman, with impeccable looks and a soft-spoken voice, but her programming prevents her from experiencing any emotions or personal desires.

As the crew sets off on their mission, they encounter a series of bizarre and hilarious mishaps. They must battle space pirates, rescue a damsel in distress, and dodge assassination attempts by a traitorous crew member. Along the way, Galaxina begins to develop feelings for Sgt. Thor, and she struggles to reconcile her robotic nature with her growing desires.

The film is a tongue-in-cheek parody of classic sci-fi tropes, with a heavy dose of adult humor and absurdity. The acting is hammy and over-the-top, with plenty of slapstick and one-liners to keep things light. The special effects are cheap and cheesy, but they add to the film's homemade charm. Galaxina herself is a highlight of the movie, with Stratten's natural charisma shining through even in a robotic role.

Despite its flaws, Galaxina has gained a cult following over the years, thanks to its quirky charm and irreverent humor. It's a fun movie to watch with friends, especially if you're in the mood for some low-budget sci-fi silliness. The film also serves as a tragic reminder of Stratten's untimely death- she was murdered by her estranged husband shortly after the film's release, at the young age of 20. In many ways, Galaxina stands as a testament to her talent and her too-brief career.

Overall, Galaxina is a goofy and enjoyable sci-fi romp, with enough laughs to keep you entertained from start to finish. It's not a masterpiece by any means, but it's a unique and fun addition to the sci-fi genre. If nothing else, it's worth watching for Stratten's infectious smile and charming performance as the titular robot.

Galaxina is a 1980 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.6.

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    1 hr 35 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    3.6  (3,370)