New World Pictures | Release Date: October 1, 1981 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 5 Critics
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The plot synopsis bears may a suspicious resemblance to "Alien." [6 Nov 1981, p.23]
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If Corman productions are lacking originality, ideas and expertise, they are at least devoted to the proposition that the attention span of the modern audience is shorter than the time it takes to soft boil an egg, and they are paced accordingly. Galaxy of Terror is one of the few films in existence that actually moves faster than its trailer. [26 Apr 1982]
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What this ill-fated journey is all about are never rationally explained, but then it seems most of the little thought in Galaxy of Terror was put into the special defects, which include a crewmember whose head and tummy snap, crackle and pop; an arm that gets cut off and still manages to spite itself; and a tiny worm that grows and rapes a comely crew member to death. [12 Nov 1981, p.C17]