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OLIVIA BARASH & BILLY JACOBY IN 'DR. ALIEN' W/ JUDY LANDERS

year: 1989
If a tree falls in the woods, and no one’s around to hear, does it make a sound? And if a movie’s meant to be awful, is it really? These are two difficult questions to answer but the second’s worth an attempt...

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DR. ALIEN, a low budget science-fiction venture starring the always likable Billy Jacoby as uptight high school student Wesley Littlejohn (Freudian pun intended...

After becoming an experiment for the new, and very sexy, science teacher Judy Landers as Ms. Xenobia (not what she seems), grows a tentacle/antenna on his head and becomes lusted upon by any, and every, female on campus except Olivia Barash, the goody-goody dream-girl he’s been smitten with long before the Interstellar-Romeo morph: And unlike all the groupies, Barash's Leeanne doesn’t dig this “new improved” male slut one bit – until he becomes a rock star in a local band. And the high school sequences were filmed at Cypress College (in Orange County, California), this reviewer’s Alma mater – and perhaps personal nostalgia brings a heartfelt bias to the banal proceedings...

rating: ***
But channeling the many “so bad they’re good” 1950's martian flicks including b-movie b-actor cameos by the likes of Troy Donahue, and while adhering to a 1980's sex comedy template that, while waning by the latter eighties, had become a genre in itself during this decade that has been considered a sort of Neo-1950's... this awesome catastrophe works despite the cheese: And when Landers becomes what she’s been hiding, a space alien with a bloated green noggin who wants to take Wesley home, you'll either go with the flow or suffer the consequences...

Consequences which are at least entertaining unlike latter films by director  David DeCoteau, such as A TALKING CAT?, A TALKING PONY and AN EASTER BUNNY PUPPY making DR. ALIEN aka I WAS A TEENAGE SEX MUTANT, I WAS A TEENAGE SEX MANIAC or, depending where you're at, SOCORRO: ME PERSIGUE UN MARCIANO seem like THE GODFATHER by comparison. 
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