Campy low budget Spaced Out more like Orgy in Space

When I was about 10 years old, my mom would take me and a friend to $1 movie night at the local movie theater. Usually we'd watch the movie together but once in a while, the movie a couple of 10 year old boys wanted to watch was just too juvenile for an adult, or another movie that was playing was more suitable for an adult. My mom would allow us to watch the movie on our own as long as we behaved, didn't yell "fire" and meet up with her by the concession stand once our movie ended.

So we were allowed to see Spaced Out, a movie my mom thought was a campy but age appropriate Star Wars ripoff. Instead it turned out to be a movie with a horrible plot, unrealistic premise and a whole lot of nudity and sex! That's right this was essentially sci-fi soft porn. My mother would never have allowed me, let alone one of my friends that she was responsible for, watch such a movie. This wasn't a case of Parent Fail, it was a case of the Industry downplaying the level of sexual situations and quantify of nudity in the film. My guess is the film, which was released first in the U.K. (1979) then the United States (1981), wasn't submitted for a rating in the first place (not a requirement, even today).

Unfortunately, my mom realized what kind of film we were watching and pulled us out of the theater -- with about 10 minutes left of the film. So as bad as the plot was, I always kinda felt cheated that I didn't find out how that Orgy in Space ended. My 10 minute search of the internet has only revealed the above trailer with French Subtitles. I recommend you read the reviews on IMDB -- I was surprised to learn Bob Saget did the Stereotypically gay rendition of the ship's computer voice.

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