Today is apparently Star Wars Day!
(May 4th …. may the 4th …. okay, I get it.)
So, it seems appropriate to share a scene that I love from my favorite Star Wars film, Starcrash!
Okay, technically, Starcrash is not part of the Star Wars franchise. This 1978, Luigi Cozzi-directed film is usually considered to be one of the more blatant rip-offs of Star Wars. But you know what? I love Starcrash. I’ve seen Star Wars and I’ve seen Starcrash and Starcrash is a lot more fun. Not only does Starcrash feature Marjoe Gortner, David Hasselhoff, Joe Spinell, and Caroline Munro but it also features the one and only Christopher Plummer as the emperor of the universe.
In the scene, Hasselhoff and Munro inform Plummer that they only 45 seconds before a planet explodes. Plummer, however, has the perfect solution and his delivery of the line “HALT …. the flow of time!” is one of the many things that makes Starcrash one of the greatest films ever made.