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What’s YOUR favorite SciFi parody?

After my last post, I thought it would be good to get back on a positive note by talking about some other great SciFi parody and fan flicks. So here are my top three.

# 3   One belly laugh for Spaceballs.

Spaceballs is a classic Mel Brooks parody that lasers in on Star Wars. Like all Mel Brooks films this one has some great visual images and some very funny zingers. This parody film doesn’t have much rewatchability for me. But I did get some good laughs.

#2   Two droids up for Fan Boys.

Fanboys is not so much a parody as it is a comedic look at the culture of fandom. It is also a very touching story about a group of friends and the shared love of Star Wars that brings them back together after they had begun to fall apart. It is a quest story that will make you cheer and cry. 

# 1   All tentacles up for Galaxy Quest!

Galaxy Quest is by far my favorite of the parody/fan films I’ve seen. It effectively blends a parody of Star Trek with a giggle at the fan culture built up around the franchise. It does that while still treating the fans with respect. The intrepid crew of the NSEA Protector would never have gotten safely back to earth without the help of the fans and their encyclopedic knowledge of the show.

Now it is your turn to weigh in. What is your favorite SciFi parody?

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11 thoughts on “What’s YOUR favorite SciFi parody?

  1. I’ve never heard of Fanboys either, but it sounds like a fun one. I’ll have to see if the local rental place has it.

    I voted for Galaxy Quest. Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman make this film for me. Spaceballs was fun, but I agree its rewatchability is quite low. Which is interesting because I love Mel Brooks and can watch Young Frankenstein or Blazing Saddles over and over.

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  2. I was pleasantly surprised by Fanboys. It is more a Star Wars thing so I thought it wouldn’t be a big hit for me, but there is a nice little war going on with the Trek fans and even a minor role for the Shat. In short if you have a soft spot for geeks you’ll enjoy it.

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  3. I hadn’t heard of Fanboys either. I’ll have to check it out. Good parodies are hard to find. I always thought ‘Enterprise’ was a parody because it strayed so far from the Star Trek universe–and not IMHO successfully.

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  4. Fan Boys was a fun movie, and I do love just about anything by Mel Brooks, but Galaxy Quest was just awesome, and I’ve watched it several times.

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  5. Spaceballs is my favorite followed by Galaxy Quest. I’m a huge Trekkie, but for some reason Galaxy Quest doesn’t really come across all that well for me. Plus, I saw Spaceballs years before I ever saw Galaxy Quest.

    Never heard of Fan Boys.

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  6. What? Galaxy Quest has more votes than Spaceballs? Inconceivable! (Oh, wait, wrong movie.) I think I was about 10 when Spaceballs came out, and I just thought it was hilarious. 😉 The number of lines I can quote should probably be embarrassing.

    ~Lindsay
    P.S. Thanks for adding a link to my blog on your sidebar!

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