THE MADONNA AND THE STARSHIP is a delectable morsel of mash-up gumbo

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Richard at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud reviews the laugh-it-up lark The Madonna and the Starship.

What a lark! (And I don’t mean either the cigarette or the Studebaker.) If you’re old enough to have watched Lost in Space or Star Trek at night, you’ll resonate with this tale’s daffy Firesign-Theater-esque Smothers-Brothers-y energy; if Captain Video crossed your eyestalks as a sprog, a sharp pang of nostalgia will pierce your vitals to add tears to the grins.

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Religion takes its licks…there is nothing on this Earth so satisfying as the mental picture of Jesus arguing that playing god is a bad idea on a show called Not By Bread Alone…but so does rationalism by way of a surrealist romp of acid-trip proportions. Eight-foot-tall blue lobster-women wearing the statue of Prometheus from Rockefeller Center as a necklace tend to fall on the surreal end of my personal story-telling spectrum, don’t know about you.

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The fun that I had reading this delectable morsel of mash-up gumbo made this trim volume a sterling value.

Read the rest of Richard’s review at Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud.

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