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Spaceballs is a 1987 American science fiction parody film co-written, directed by, and starring Mel Brooks. It was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on June 24, 1987, and earned only modest returns, but has gone on to become a seminal cult classic[3] on video and probably Mel Brooks' most popular film. Its plot and characters contain numerous parodies of elements primarily from the original Star Wars trilogy, as well as Star Trek and other popular science fiction films, like Alien.


Plot summary

Planet Spaceball, led by President Skroob (Mel Brooks), has wasted all of its air, leaving the inhabitants to survive off canned oxygen called Perri-air. Desperate to find more, plans for the extraction of all the air from planet Druidia are made. They plan to kidnap the Druish Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga), who is about to marry the narcoleptic Prince Valium (Jim J. Bullock). Resenting this marriage, Vespa runs off from the altar with her Droid of Honor, Dot Matrix (Joan Rivers' voice and Lorene Yarnell's body), and escapes into space, where she is attacked by the Spaceballs under the command of Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis).

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review by . September 08, 2010
Comedy Parody of Mostly Star Wars by Mel Brooks
What was your first impression?  I started watching this expecting it to be dumb but it was truly hilarious.  It is still dumb if you think about it but it is not intended to be thought about and I was too busy laughing to think so it is just hilarious. Plot summary?  Planet A needs air so the president of A decides to steel air from planet B.  Princess of planet B runs away from marriage but gets kidnapped by Dark Helmet who works for Prez A.  Lone Star in flying Winnebago …
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