The 1967 film Mars Needs Women, starring Tommy Kirk and Yvonne Craig, makes many of the lists of Worst Films Of All Time. While it is not as amazingly pretentious as Plan Nine From Outer Space, it does have all the elements that put it the running for all time stinker. The film's auteur Larry Buchanan made many horrible films in the sixties and beyond from his home base of Houston, Texas. He's kind of like Ed Wood without the cross-dressing or the foolish hope that he was making important art.
Knowing that seriously geeky boardgamers are among the fondest fans of sci-fi both good and bad, a game was published this decade called Venus Needs Men! I have not played the game, but I decided to print a reproduction of the board game box cover art.
Why did you do that, Matty Boy?
Well, hypothetical question asker, here is a list of the exciting elements in the picture, and you can decide which one made it worthy of being posted here at Lotsa 'Splainin' 2 Do.
a) ray guns
b) personal jet packs
c) space ships with fins
d) mini-skirted eight foot tall amazons
e) plexiglass helmets with purple speakerboxes
f) a panicked populace of guys wearing hats
g) mini-skirted eight foot tall amazons
Choose carefully. There may be more than one correct answer.
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