Film (1988). Weintraub/A Franklin R Levy/Ronald Parker Production/Catalina. Directed by Richard Benjamin, starring Kim Basinger, Dan Aykroyd, Alyson Hannigan. Screenplay Jericho Weingrod, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris, Jonathan Reynolds. 108 minutes. Colour.
This charmless and leaden-footed Sex comedy tells of an Alien woman (Basinger), fully human in appearance, who comes to Earth to learn the operation of a Galaxy-penetrating beam accidentally invented by an oafish Scientist (Aykroyd). The running gags are all infelicitous variations on the theme of cultural misunderstanding, often sexual (> Women in SF), between alien and human. [PN]
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