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Queen of the Galaxy,
This review is from: Barbarella [DVD]  (DVD)
I first saw this movie in a small theater outside West Point, NY in 1968. I remember the theater as it had moths on top of the popcorn in the dispensing machine. The movie was innovative for the time. And one of the characters is Duran Duran the inspiration for the band by the same name.
In the 41st-century astronaut Barbarella (Jane Fonda) receives a message from the President of Earth (Claude Dauphin) and is tasked with a mission to track down a threat to the earth, the scientist Duran Duran (Milo O'Shea,) inventor of the "positronic ray." On her quest she must go through many trials and tribulations. We get to experience them vicariously. Put your tongue back in.
Will she find Duran Duran before it is too late?
When Jane looks back on her extensive career this will be her crowning performance. She never really re-captured that Barbarella spark.
I think that Barbarella inspired the opening scene of "My Stepmother is an Alien."