Spaceballs is an 2017 comedy parody film and a remake of the 1987 film of the same name. It is directed by Seth MacFarlane, written by Mel Gibson and produced by Clint Eastwood. It stars Seth MacFarlane, Jonah Hill, and Mike Myers


Planet Spaceball, led by the incompetent President Skroob, has wasted all of its air. Skroob schemes to steal air from the planet Druidia by kidnapping Princess Vespa, the daughter of King Roland on the day of her pre-arranged wedding to the narcoleptic Prince Valium. Skroob sends Dark Helmet to complete this task with Spaceball One, an impossibly huge ship helmed by Colonel Sandurz. Before they can arrive, Vespa herself abandons her marriage and flees the planet in her personal Mercedes spaceship along with her Droid of Honor, Dot Matrix.

King Roland contacts mercenary Lone Starr and his mawg (half-man, half-dog) sidekick, Barf, offering a lucrative reward to retrieve Vespa before she is captured. Lone Starr readily accepts, as he is in major debt with the gangster Pizza the Hutt. Lone Starr and Barf, in their Winnebago space ship (Eagle 5), reach Vespa before Spaceball One, rescue both her and Dot, and escape into hyperspace. Spaceball One tries to follow, but Dark Helmet foolishly orders the ship to "ludicrous speed", causing it to overshoot and lose track of the escapees, who then run out of fuel and are forced to land on the nearby "desert moon of Vega." They find their way to a cave occupied by the wise and old Yogurt. Yogurt introduces Lone Starr to the power of "The Schwartz". Yogurt also introduces the audience to the film's merchandising campaign, which becomes prevalent throughout the rest of the film. During their respite on the moon, Lone Starr and Vespa begin to flirt, but Vespa insists she can only be married to a prince.

Spaceball One, by breaking the fourth wall (by obtaining a VHS copy of the film and fast-forwarding to the part where the heroes crash-land), tracks down Lone Starr, captures Vespa, and returns with her to planet Spaceball. The Spaceballs threaten to reverse Vespa's nose job, forcing Roland to give over the code to the shield that protects Druidia. Dark Helmet takes Spaceball One to Druidia, and transforms the ship into Mega Maid, a giant robotic maid with a vacuum cleaner that begins sucking the air from the planet. Lone Starr, after repairing his ship and training in the Schwartz with Yogurt's help, races to planet Spaceball to rescue Vespa, and then returns to Druidia, using the Schwartz to reverse the robot's sucking action and return the air to the planet. Lone Starr and his allies enter the Mega Maid to attempt to destroy the robot. Lone Starr is forced to fight against Dark Helmet near the ship's self-destruct button, and manages to beat him, causing Dark Helmet to accidentally strike it himself. Lone Starr and his friends escape the ship, while Skroob, Dark Helmet, and Colonel Sandurz fail to reach any escape pods in time, and are left stranded aboard the robot's head as it explodes. They land on a nearby planet, much to the regret of its ape population.

With Lone Starr's debt to Pizza nullified after the gangster's untimely death, he returns Vespa to Roland and leaves, taking only enough money to cover his expenses. After a lunch break at a diner, he finds a final message from Yogurt informing him that he is a prince and thus eligible to marry Vespa. Lone Starr reaches Druidia in time to stop her wedding to Valium, announces his royal lineage, and marries Vespa himself.


  • Chris Pine as Captain Lone Starr
  • Mike Myers as Dark Helmet
  • Emma Roberts as Princess Vespa
  • Alex Borstein as Dot Matrix (voice)
  • Seth MacFarlane as President Skroob and Yogurt
  • Brandon T. Jackson as King Roland
  • Jonah Hill as Barf
  • Hugh Jackman as Colonel Sandurz
  • Patrick Stewart as Commanderette Zircon
  • Michael Cera as Radar Technician
  • Jayma Mays as Dot Matrix (body)
  • Martin Sheen as Prince Valium
  • John DiMaggio as Pizza the Hutt (voice)
  • Michael Douglas as Kane
  • Matt Letscher as Radio Operator
  • Bill Murray as Minister
  • Teddy Sears as Dr. Phillip Schlotkin
  • James Marsden as Captain of the Guard
  • Al Pacino as Waitress
  • Joe Pesci as Prison guard
  • Tony Todd as Trooper
  • Virgina Madsen as Nurse
  • Stan Lee (uncredited) as King Roland's aide


  • Emma Roberts will dye her hair black for her role.


  • Unlke the original film, it is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and comic violence.
  • 12A certificate
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