REview: Space Truckers (1996) | How Does This Happen!?

Stuart Gordon’s Space Truckers is by my reckoning remarkable in that so many esteemed people behind the scenes were involved with its production, yet it somehow never managed to come together.

For instance, Brian Johnson, who did the effects work for movies like Space: 1999 (1975), Alien (1979), Aliens (1986), Dragonslayer (1981), and others supervised the special effects and it certainly isn’t of the quality of what typically comes from him.

Or Screaming Mad George, who did the effects work for the brilliant Society (1989) as well as a remarkable set piece from A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988).

And let’s not forget Stuart Gordon himself, who’s known mostly for his H.P. Lovecraft adaptations (Re-Animator (1985), From Beyond (1986), Dagon (2001)) but I’ll always have a sweet spot for RobotJox (1989).

And that’s not to imply that Space Truckers is terrible, because it isn’t.

What it is is an oddity because when so many talented people typically come together to work on a project, the end result tends to reflect that involvement.

Space Truckers? Not so much.


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