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The Sands of Space

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The Sands of Space is a book by Jeremiah Hargrove that was turned into a film produced by Polystar Pictures.


The Sands of Space
The Sands of Space book.png
Book Information
Author: Jeremiah Hargrove
Genre: Sci-fi
First appearance: "The Clown Stays in the Picture"


Krusty accidentally bought a copy of the book at an adult bookstore. Krusty wanted it to become his next movie. The producers told Krusty that it was famous for everyone being unable to make it into a movie.[1]


The Sands of Space
The Sands of Space film.png
Movie Information
Genre: Sci-Fi
Starring: Krusty the Clown
Country of origin: USA
First appearance: "The Clown Stays in the Picture"


After Krusty put forward that he wanted to make a film based on The Sands of Space, the movie producers tried to talk him out of it, saying that many other people had tried but failed. Krusty stuck by his idea though and they greenlit the film. However, the producers decided to make it on a budget, hiring amateurs and filming in Mexico as it was cheaper. They hired Ford Brackford as the director and many people from Springfield became members of the crew.

Krusty immediately started to have creative differences with the film's director and fired him after realizing that Brackford didn't care about the book or film. Krusty then took over as the director. After having a breakdown due to the stress, Marge comforted him and gave him advice, leading to Krusty hiring Marge as his assistant. Krusty started demanding more and more time from Marge, which left little time for her and Homer to get together during filming. After Marge ignored her job to spend time with Homer, Krusty snapped and got jealous. Eventually, Krusty started to give Homer harder jobs to try and get him killed.

After Krusty sent Homer into the desert to find a lizard, Homer got kidnapped by Mexican thugs. Krusty refused to pay the ransom but the crew of the film went to save Homer, using props. This rescue attempt didn't go well and the Mexicans started shooting at the crew. Eventually, Marge came in and stopped the shooting, offering the movie in place of Homer's life. Krusty tried to stop this deal but gave in after Marge read a quote from the book.

At some point, the Mexicans ended up finishing the movie and released it as El Bozo Loco.[1]

A poster for the film, in Japanese, was seen in Comic Book Guy's apartment.[2]


The crew included: