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Jarv’s Schlock Vault: Night of the Lepus

Night of the Lepus poster

Having hopped back on the terrible film horse last week with the bloody silly Street Warrior, I thought I’d go back in time in the Vault to dig out one of the absolute classics of rancid cinema. I’m not feeling brave enough for exploitation, or anything remotely rapey, at the moment, which ruled out an awful lot of the obvious choices. Instead, I feel a need to watch something nicer, something fluffier, maybe about an utterly innocuous threat that can be heartily laughed at without feeling ill afterwards. With this in mind, I dug up a long lost “classic”: 1972’s piece of epic stupidity Night of the Lepus.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)

Director: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Christopher Plummer

You could be forgiven for thinking that The Final Frontier had killed Cinema-Trek dead as a Norwegian Blue parrot. But there was a determination within the Trek family not to go out on a bum note. Nimoy got involved in writing and producing and back came Nicholas Meyer. Is it enough to claw back some dignity before the old crew pass the baton…?

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Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Director: William Shatner

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Laurence Luckinbill

The Final Frontier? Could this be the end of the line for Kirk and his gallant crew? Could this really be the last one? No. It’s only a meaty-4. They’re going to keep boldly going, irrespective of an expanding darby or two. The Shat said to Lenny, “Anything you can do, I can do, ner.” Except no, he can’t…

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

Director: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

The 3-part story arc begun in The Wrath Of Khan and carried through The Search For Spock concludes here in The Voyage Home and the divisive ‘time-travel as a deus ex machina’ is given a run-out. The crew are heading for Earth, but not as they know it…

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Star Trek III: The Search For Spock (1984)

Director: Leonard Nimoy

Starring: William Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Christopher Lloyd

He’s dead, Jim. Dead as a door jamb. Look, there, the bloke who plays him is directing, not starring, so… errr, The Search For Spock? You lot shot him out of a torpedo tube; he’s down on that planet pushing up the fungi. No need to search, he’s not going anywhere…

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Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan (1982)

Director: Nicholas Meyer

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban

I can’t believe how long ago I did The Motion Picture. Tempus fugit, innit! Anyway, here’s the un-awaited second instalment, The Wrath Of Khan, a nailed-on favourite of Trekkies everywhere. Uh-oh…

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Director: Robert Wise

Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley

Somebody had to do it. All the Trek movies. I’m not gonna do ‘em consecutively; if I tried doing these back-to-back I’d lose what marbles I’ve got left rolling around the old brain box. Trekkies, cover thine eyes, for the day of reckoning hath arrived – heh, heh… nah, I’ll try to be fair, scout’s honour and all that…

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