This is the film that Lorelai and Rory go to see together, and which Luke and Rachel also attend on a date (another clue that Lorelai and Luke share an interest in vintage science fiction cinema). In the first shot showing the audience filing into the Black-White-Read Bookstore, you can see Todd is one of them; maybe he got a taste for vintage sci-fi at the film he went to with Lane (or is stalking Rory’s hot mother).
Queen of Outer Space is a 1958 science fiction film directed by Edward Bernds. It is about a group of astronauts who crash land on the planet Venus, and find it is run by a cruel Queen Yllana (Laurie Mitchell), who has banished men from the planet in disgust at their wars and violence. Zsa Zsa Gabor plays her courtier Talleah, a scientist who helps the astronauts, as the beautiful women of Venus wish the queen to be overthrown so they can enjoy the love of men as they did before.
Queen of Outer Space received very poor reviews, but is enjoyed as a campy, so-bad-that-it’s-good, fun B-Grade film.
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