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Battle Beyond the Stars (1980)
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mach7
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just some food for thought:

Budgets

Star Trek TMP- $35 Mil
Star Trek TWoK- $11 Mil
Spacehunter - $14 Mil
Galaxina - $4.5 Mil

BBtS -$2 Mil

I'm surprised at how low thw BBtS budget was
and how high Spacehunter was. It was 3D, but
more than TWoK? Crazy!

More things to think about.

Box office
ST TMP $85 Mil
ST WoK $78 Mil
Space hunter $16.5 Mil
Galaxina $4.8 Mil

BBtS $7 Mil

So BBtS performed better than the other 2 B movies
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read an article that said the the budget for the Star Trek:Deep Space Nine pilot was $12,000,000.

Babylon 5's pilot was $4,000,000.

Both shows were made at the same time.

ST:DSN spent $4,000,000 on their sets. The entire budget for B5.

I am a fan of both series but always found it interesting to see the difference between their respective budgets.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Mark (aka Mach7), that is VERY interesting!

The thing that gives Battle Beyond the Stars a big boost in it's interest level is the fact that it was a version of The Magnificent Seven — which is a remake of Seven Samurai (1954)) — and they even cast Robert Vaughn as a galactic gunslinger who joins the team for the same reason Vaughn's character did in the classic Western he starred in!

The first time I saw this movie in 1980 (at a drive-in with my family and several sci-fi lovin' buddies), we all recognized James Horner's tribute music to Elmer Bernstein's score for The Magnificent Seven when the seven spacecraft approach the planet Akir (a reference to Japanese director Akira Kurosawa), as the two alien henchmen gaze at their ship's scope and count off the spacecraft that have come to fight them!

"One . . . two . . . three . . . four . . . five . . . six . . . seven!"

Those same friends of mine held a "movie night" party a few years later and watched a double feature: The Magnificent Seven and Battle Beyond the Stars!

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