Like many a young man in those long ago days of the 70's I developed a strong infatuation for the ravishing actress Caroline Munro. The raven-tressed lovely showed up in more than a few creature features from the folks at Hammer as the era of their dominance was closing out.
She was in the last Dracula movie in which Christopher Lee portrayed the benighted Count and she was both damsel in distress and helper to Captain Kronos as he battled vampires in those mythical olden days in England. She popped up in Harryhausen's Golden Voyage of Sinbad and perhaps most famously for those not already in the Munro fan club tried to shoot up Roger Moore from a helicopter in The Spy Who Love Me. Invariably her charm shined through the screen as she flashed her tempting smile and somehow made her eyes twinkle. (How does she do that?)
Whereas Star Wars was intentionally looking for a lived-in universe, StarCrash is attempting the most colorful one it can muster. It's a goofy movie that enjoys itself and offers many a love note to sci-fi flickers of earlier eras, especially those of Ray Harryhausen.