Roger Ebert said of Battlefield Earth: “it is like taking a bus trip with someone who has needed a bath for a long time. It’s not merely bad; it’s unpleasant in a hostile way.”

Battlefield Earth, we feel, has been uncharitably dumped into the dung heap that is: “worst films of all time.”

However, it is never dull and actually holds up quite well! We thought we’d rhapsodize about the notorious flop’s finer points, in this episode of the Really Awful Movies Podcast. Given the choice of revisiting this over say, Manos: The Hands of Fate, we’ll take the embarrassed Mssers Whitaker and Travolta any day.

Grilled rat on the house!