Tag: space ladies

No Place in Space

To the Stars By Hard Ways (Cherez ternii k zvyozdam, 1981) was based on Kirill Bulychev’s short story, A Difficult Child. In that story, a young humanoid (male, in this case) is found in space, part of a group of similar aliens who have been sent to Earth […]

Chandra Mukhi (1993)

If you like alien princesses, dance routines in bike shorts, and murder by picnic baskets, this is the film for you! The late 1980s and early 1990s were a terrible time in Hindi cinema. The explanation I’ve heard is that more and more people owned VCRs and bought […]

“You’re the first man I’ve ever seen”

At Film School Rejects, Catherine Stratton’s video essay “Fandor presents: Lady Lands” discusses films like Catwomen of the Moon, Fire Maidens of Outer Space and The Queen of Outer Space, in which there are planets of space ladies who seem in charge but are really waiting for earth […]

Fly, Darna, Fly!

Last February, Todd Stadtman and Tars Tarkas invited me on the Infernal Brains podcast to discuss space ladies with them. We covered a lot of films, but I didn’t get to one film Todd suggested we watch, Darna Vs. The Planet Women (1975). I finally did recently and […]