"Stooges in Space"

Film: Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)

Alias: Alien Tarantula, Space Unicorn, the Supercomputer

Type: Alien

Location: Desert/Civilized area

Height/Weight: From the size of a truck to human-sized.

Affiliation: Good (Unicorn), Neutral (Tarantula), Evil (Supercomputer)

Summary: Everyone's favorite trio of dullards, Moe, Larry, and Curly, is at it again! And this time, they're taking their antics beyond Earth and all the way to the far reaches of space! What could go wrong?

History: The Stooges were a bunch of incompetent janitors working under the thumb of a great rocket facility. However, during a fuel-related mishap, they ended up hiding in a previously failed rocket that blasted off into space and straight into the desert world of Venus. Hoping to find intelligent life, they were instead greeted by a monstrous fire-breathing giant tarantula. Luckily, they found friendliness in the form of a talking unicorn, who lead them to what they assumed was the most intelligent life form on the planet. Unfortunately, that meant meeting an egotistical supercomputer who had destroyed its creators much earlier, and was starting to get lonely.

Notable Kills: None.

Final Fate: The supercomputer is left in the dust after trying to enslave the Stooges, who manage to get the rocket working again with the assistance of the unicorn and even the tarantula, who involuntarily burns the engines into working again.

Powers/Abilities: The tarantula can shoot streams of molten fire at its foes. The unicorn has some mild magic properties. The supercomputer can move anything with its mind, shrink anything with its mind, and is generally omnipotent when it comes to the technology on the planet.

Weakness: We have no way of knowing.

Scariness Factor: 2-The supercomputer looks too blocky and limp to be threatening and the unicorn is just too polite and cute, though the tarantula steps things up a little with its breath weapon. Seriously. GIANT. FIRE-BREATHING. TARANTULA.

Trivia: -Despite what the advertising would tell you, this wasn't the first time the Stooges were on the big screen. That would be "Rockin' in the Rockies" of 1945.

-This wouldn't be the last time the Stooges went into space, as this film was followed by 1962's "The Three Stooges in Orbit".

Image Gallery

The Scientific Community takes a nosedive now.
They're dead. No questions about it.

"You know, songs involving unicorns are gonna become big someday. I just know it."
Unsuprisingly, the Chibi-Stooges didn't sell well.

Deemer's Tarantula has nothing on the new kid.