Every frame of this space epic is fit to be time-telegraphed to the early eighties and air-brushed onto the side of a party van with a sound system so cranked it shakes the muffler loose. Combining Backstreet Boys with heavy metal (and Heavy Metal) influences, the self-described 'brilliant' Steven Mertens tells the story of the perfectly-named pilot Tristan Crusade and his co-pilot Memo Rex as they face such dangers as black holes, space monsters and wailing guitars.
Shred on, you crazy diamond. Shred on.
To learn more about Steven Mertens, check out his website. Don't worry. This is not a bait and switch. The website is very consistent with what you just saw.
Ice Block was not involved in the production of this short film.