HARDWARE WARS (1977)
Article 2569 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 4-17-2008
Posting Date: 8-25-2008
Directed by Ernie Fosselius
Featuring Frank Robertson, Scott Mathews, Jeff Hale
This is a trailer for the new outer space epic, HARDWARE WARS, where a young man hooks up with friends to rescue a princess from an evil bad guy.
If you’re going to parody STAR WARS, this is the way to go; keep it cheap, let the jokes come fast and furious, throw in some references to THE WIZARD OF OZ and “Sesame Street”, and get Paul Frees to do your narration. With a running time of less than a quarter of an hour, there’s no time to get bored. My favorite moments: the appearance of the police iron, the message from the animated electrical guy, and the chance to meet Chewchilla. Short and sweet.