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Watch: ‘Spaceballs’ Gets The ‘Interstellar’ Trailer Treatment, Matthew McConaughey Says Nolan’s Film “Challenges Mankind”

Watch: 'Spaceballs' Gets The 'Interstellar' Trailer Treatment, Matthew McConaughey Says Nolan's Film "Challenges Mankind"

Iif you can’t roll with “Spaceballs,” we don’t know if we can hang with you. The 1987 Mel Brooks comedy, featuring Yogurt, Barf, Dark Helmet, Lone Starr, Princess Vespa, Dot Matrix, and John Hurt is a fantastic send up of the “Star Wars” series and sci-fi movies in general, and thus ripe for a trailer mashup.

And so The Usual Suspect (via Live For Films) has pulled together paired clips from “Spaceballs” with the music and structure of the Interstellar trailer, and it makes us want to discover the Schwartz all over again. As for Nolan’s movie, according to star Matthew McConaughey, its themes of science, humanity and the spirit of adventure which fueled humanity’s greatest accomplishments are the basis of “Interstellar.”

“Those parts of the film are very relevant today. If you’re looking at NASA, literally. This film challenges mankind, but at the same time has faith in it,” he told The New York Times about Christopher Nolan‘s epic. “It says, ‘yes, there’s something outside there. Call it extraterrestrial, call it God, call it the Prime Mover, whatever.’ But it loops right back and says, ‘guess who’s responsible for getting there, if we’re going to get there? You.’ ”

But those emotional undercurrents don’t come at the expense of science, with physicist Kip Thorne —whose work inspires the movie, and who has seen it develop since the days Steven Spielberg was attached to direct— giving thumbs up to its academic credentials. “The story is now essentially all Chris and [screenwriter] Jonah [Nolan]‘s,” he told Wired. “But the spirit of it, the goal of having a movie in which science is embedded in the fabric from the beginning —and it’s great science— that was preserved.”

“Interstellar” opens on November 7th. Check out the “Spaceballs” mashup trailer and two new TV spots for Nolan’s film below.


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