What’s On Now!?: “SPACE RAIDERS” (1983)

Have You Ever Watched A Flick Where More Than Half Of It Was Pieced Together From The Shots, Used And Unused, Of Another Flick?!?

Well Then, My Peeps…

…You’re In For A Treat!!!

:D

The Flick I’m Eluding To Is…

SPACE RAIDERS

(1983)

…Starring…

VINCE EDWARDS

…And…

DAVID MENDENHALL

…And Produced By The King Of Schlock, Himself…

ROGER CORMAN

!!! !!!! !!!

:D

SPACE RAIDERS

…Is One Of The Few Flicks On V.H.S. I Still Have AND Enjoy.

Most Of The Others Were Either Sold, Or Scrapped, Or Simply Given Away.

I Really Just Couldn’t Part With This One.

It’s A Personal Fave-Fave…

…And In Cherry Condition!

So Why Part With It, Ya Know?!

EXACTLY!!

I Knew You’d Agree With Me!!

;)

SPACE RAIDERS

…Is The Story Of A 10-Year-Old Boy Named PETER (Played By DAVID MENDENHALL) Who…

…During An Intense Battle On His Home Planet…

…Stows Away Aboard The Ship Of The Raiding Party.

He’s Then Considered Their Captive…

…Though, As It Turns Out, All The Raiders Really Want To Do Is Get The Boy Back Home Again

VINCE EDWARDS Is “HAWK”…

…The Leader Of The Raiders!

He’s A Hard-Boiled, Old-School Military Officer Whom Has Taken To Raiding Corporation Sites All Over The Galaxy.

He Knows That Having A Corporation Child On-Board Is Going To Bring Nothing But Trouble, Or Worse…

…So He Decides The Best Thing To Do Is To Just Get PETER Home Again.

However…

…That Ain’t Gonna Be Easy!

Que SCI-FI ACTION And ADVENTURE!!!

:D

SPACE RAIDERS

…Is Honestly A Better Flick Than Anyone Ever Wanted To Admit.

Nearly ALL Of The Secondary Film Shots Were Taken Directly From Those Secondary Shots Of Another ROGER CORMAN Flick…

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS

…No Foolies!!!

Every Scene Showing Spaceships…

…Battles Between The Good Guy And Bad Guy Ships…

…Alien Landscapes…

…Etc Etc…

…Were All Scenes Shot For…

BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS

!!! !!!

The Only Scenes That Were Original Were Those Shot With The Cast Of…

SPACE RAIDERS

…And That’s It.

Everything Else Is Recycled Material.

:D

Yeah.

So You Can Easily Understand Why So Many People Disliked This Flick.

Right?!

RIGHT!!

;)

HOWEVER…

…Regardless Of That Minorly-Major’ish Fact…

SPACE RAIDERS

…Is Still Fun Flick!

Always Remember, Kids…

…When BRADLEY ALAN Watches A Flick…

…He Always Tries To Watch It As Though He’s NEVER SEEN ANOTHER FLICK.

Period.

I Feel That’s The Only Way To Truly Judge AND Enjoy Something.

You Can’t Go Into Any Movie, TV Show, Documentary, Etc, Thinking About All That Has Come Before.

You Just Can’t.

You Have To Take Each One…

…And Then Quietly Observe.

If You Can Manage To Do That, You’ll Find It’s Much Easier To Decided Whether You Do Like Something, Or Do Not.

Most People Hate…

SPACE RAIDERS

…And Refer To It As “RECYCLED JUNK” That Sincerely Should Have Never Been Made.

BUT…

…For ME…

SPACE RAIDERS

…Is A Nifty Little Number That Always Reminds Me Of Being A Kid.

As A Kid, It Was One Of My All-Time Faves.

These Days…

…Yeah…

…Some Of That Wonder And Excitement Brought About From Childhood Has Worn Off.

I Can’t Deny That.

BUT…

…It’s Still Important To Me.

That’s Why I Kept This V.H.S. Edition.

To Remind Me Of What Things Were Like Back In The Day.

Those Memories Are Priceless.

So Even Just Looking At The Tape Itself Is Enough, Sometimes.

Do You Have Anything Like That, My Peeps?!

Something From Your Past That’s Out-Dated And Mainly-Useless…

…Yet Makes You Happy When You See It…

…Or Hold It…

…Or Touch It…

…Or…

…In This Instance…

…Watch It?!

I’ll Bet You Do!!!

PRICELESS, My Peeps.

PRICELESS, Indeed!

:D

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3 responses to “What’s On Now!?: “SPACE RAIDERS” (1983)

    • Honestly, Mr. Bill, I’m Not Surprised You’ve Not Seen It.
      No One Really Has That I Know Of.
      Just My Brother and I.
      It’s Cool…
      …Ya Know…
      …If You Enjoy Film Recycling hehehe

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