Starcrash is a low-budget Italian-American 1978 science fiction film, which was also released under the English title of The Adventures of Stella Star (in the US). In a distant galaxy, a starship searches for the evil Count Zarth Arn. Closing in on a planet, the ship is attacked by a mysterious weapon (a red blobby field) which drives the crew insane. Three escape pods launch during the attack, but the ship crashes into the atmosphere of the planet and is destroyed. Meanwhile, outlaw smuggler Stella Star and her sidekick Akton run into the Imperial Space Police, led by robot sheriff Elle.