Steve Armstrong is a human short-order cook in a fast food restaurant on a "starstation" where the most popular arena fighting tournament in the whole galaxy is held. Members of various alien species fight one on one, often dirty, to become the ruling champions of the galaxy. The restaurant's sole waiter and Steve's boss is Shorty, a short four-armed scheming humanoid alien. When Steve saves Shorty from a particularly unpleasant and violent alien guest, they're both fired by the restaurant's automated A.I. for brawling. Shorty shows gratitude and they become friends. However, without jobs, they'll both be kicked off the space station. Thankfully, Quinn, a human female no-nonsense fighting promoter, who's in quick need of new fighters, hears about Steve's fight with the alien guest and offers him sponsorship. Human fighters have traditionally been defeated easily by naturally tougher alien fighters in previous tournaments and Steve would be a real underdog. Shorty manages to convince ...
For a thousand years no human has been the champion. He wants to be the first.
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Did You Know?
The film is considered to be a loose remake of Star Trek: The Gamesters of Triskelion (1968). See more
Near the end of the movie when Mr. Weasel and Shorty are fighting above the ring Weasel repeatedly calls Shorty a Nebuloid the actual name of Shorty's race is Nebulite.
Correction. As the makeup artist who handled the Weezil makeup, plus stunt doubling the character, I can say this definitely wasn't an error. Earlier in the film. Weezil refers to Shorty as a Nubian. I was on set when this was added and decided to continue the dialogue once I briefly took over the role. See more
Oh, I could stay all night, folks, but I gotta go. A hand for the boys in the band, and remember, I hate your guts!
I Love the Barbarian
Music and Lyrics by Paolo Rustichelli
Performed by Shari Shattuck See more