This British production (originally titled Outer Touch but released in the US as Spaced Out) featured a trio of gorgeous female aliens – engineer Partha (Ava Cadell), nurse Cosia (Glory Annen) and the captain, known as Skipper (Kate Ferguson) – who accidentally crash-land their spaceship (replete with a gay-sounding computer) on Clapham Common in South London and try to hide their presence by kidnapping three men and a woman who witnessed the crash.
The girls plan to hold their human prisoners – couple Oliver (Barry Stokes) and Prudence (Lynne Ross), a chauvinist named Cliff (Michael Rowlatt) and Willy (Tony Maiden), a teenage shelf-stacker – onboard their spaceship (whose interior looks like a combination of a set from The Tomorrow People and a swinging 1970s bachelor pad) until they can make repairs and leave.
But of course, this being a British sexploitation comedy, the aliens come from a world where there are no men and find themselves totally fascinated by the strange anatomy of their male guests, who are none too reluctant to demonstrate their “extra limb” – especially young Willy, a self-confessed virgin with acne whose only sexual experience to date has been masturbating to a porno mag called Bouncers.
It’s cheap, juvenile, low-brow and crude and chock-full of big boobs, but the film has an oddball charm and is extremely good-natured, making it an enjoyable way to spend 77 minutes.
The scale model shots of the ship in flight were stock shots taken from the Gerry Anderson TV series Space: 1999.
Ava Cadell was later better known as Dr Ava Cadell, a leading “sexologist” in America.
Norman J. Warren