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Writer Tex Hauser and director Doug Miles are the team behind the comedy spoof Don't Ask Don't Tell, a re-dubbed parody using footage from the science fiction B-movie Killers From Space. The original film was directed by W. Lee Wilder in 1954, starring Peter Graves as a scientist monitoring atomic tests. Director Miles has replaced the soundtrack with campy dialogue and added a few new scenes to make the film about a group of aliens who want to turn the whole world gay. In this version, Graves (with the voice of Erik Frandsen) is portrayed as a Dr. Fartin, a scientist involved in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In execution, this clever idea is far less funny than the original, Killers From Space."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"harmless at worst and at best a good time"
‑ Jake Euker,
"Employing low grade dubbing, cheesy special effects, additional scenes with actors rescued from fast-food dinner theaters, plus the worst dance number this side of an Oscar broadcast, Don't Ask Don't Tell is a nonstop guffaw fest for fans of early John Wa"
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Overall tomfoolery like this is a matter of taste."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's a gag that's worn a bit thin over the years, though Don't Ask still finds a few chuckles."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"...every once in a while a true rib-tickler will jam into you and wake you up."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"One gets the impression the creators of Don't Ask Don't Tell laughed a hell of a lot at their own jokes. Too bad none of it is funny."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"A surprisingly thoughtful social film."
‑ Erin Meister, Boston Globe
"It's the kind of satire that you either love or hate."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The overall effect is so completely inane that one would have to be mighty bored to even think of staying with this for more than, say, ten... make that three minutes."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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