Sunday, July 31, 2011

Another Minor Classic You've Never Heard Of - Star Maidens

Back in the 80s I heard about a novelty from the 1970s called Star Maiden. The show was sort of a bit on the naughty side with some elements of fetishism thrown in to keep folks coming back to watch it. The show was standard British science fiction ala Dr.Who & such. Produced in 1976 the show is very campy & lots of fun.
According to Wiki : Star Maidens is a British science-fiction television series made by Portman Productions for the ITV Network in 1976. Filmed at Bray Studios and on location in Windsor,Bracknell and Black Park, the series was part financed by a German company, Werbung im Rundfunk.
The series offered a battle of the sexes/role reversal scenario in which two male domestics escape from the female-ruled planet Medusa, land on Earth and are pursued by the Medusan security forces. When the Medusans fail to recapture the two men, they take two Earth hostages - a man and a woman - back with them to their home planet. The thirteen episodes of the series deal with the two groups trying to adapt to life on the different planets whilst brokering an exchange for the hostages.
Regarded as something of a camp novelty, Star Maidens tuned in to the sexual equality revolution of the time, and features some Femdom elements.
Star Maidens & The OSR 

Every universe should have at least one sexist planet to show up the follies of mankind. The show is very fun in its 1970s fashion sense. I do realize that I'm treading on dangerous turf here but its a really fun show & there's lots here to nick. If you like Space 1999 & its ilk then by all means track it down.  The idea of a group of adventurers being captured by an Npc party of warriors from this world might be interesting & entertaining. My only warning is making sure that everyone has fun & the themes here are handled in a mature fashion or not. 
The show has been described as: 

Ludicrous, ambitious, confused, infuriating, cack-handed, staggering, limited, inventive, cheap, hilarious, camp, sexy, lurid fun
. Some of the time.
I simply sit back & laugh

The best site to really get the lowdown on this series is here Star Maidens


  1. Never heard of this one. Dig those future seventies fashions!

  2. Dig those crazy fashions! Didn't know about this one until back in 95 a friend showed me this on a boot leg video tape! Awesome stuff!


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