A lot of bad Sci-Fi movies came out in the 80’s. After studios saw that movies like Star Wars and Alien could make a lot of money, they thought that it would be easy enough to make mediocre films that could cash in on the masses’ newfound interest in movies about galaxies far, far away. Galaxy Of Terror (1981) has to be one of those movies, except in this case, it isn’t really mediocre… No, no… It aspires to be mediocre, that’s how bad it really is.
My fondest memory of 900 and 976 numbers was when I was about 10 years old. I was huge into video games, and when I heard a commercial on TV for “action arcade”, I knew I had to put a few quarters into that machine. I ended up calling it about 8 times in a couple days before I realized that there were only 3 different outcomes no matter how many times I called. I didn’t think anything of it, but about a week or two later my mom asked me if I had been calling any phone numbers that I shouldn’t have. The phone bill ended up being $20 more than usual, and I was up shit’s creek with a turd for a paddle. A few years later, Robert Englund turned the 976 number on it’s ear with his directorial debut “976-EVIL“