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Dark Star (1974)
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Brian Narelle Brian Narelle
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Cal Kuniholm Cal Kuniholm
Boiler
Dre Pahich Dre Pahich
Talby
Dan O Dan O'Bannon
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Adam Beckenbaugh Adam Beckenbaugh
Bomb #20
John Carpenter John Carpenter
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Nick Castle Nick Castle
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Cookie Knapp Cookie Knapp
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An average movie

2 years, 1 month ago at Jan 4 22:51
Since this movie was John Carpenter's directing debut, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I really had a hard time to care about the damned thing, probably because I was expecting something completely different. Indeed, with its title and its poster and since it was directed by John Carpenter and written by Dan O'Bannon, I thought it would be some kind of dark vintage SF thrill... read more
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Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a "smart bomb" who thinks it is God.
Release date: 9 February 1979
UPC: 089859820526
Tags: Sci-fi (13), Comedy (10), 1974 (7), Satire (7), Alien (6), Thriller (6), Space (5), Space Travel (5), Asteroid (4), Laser (4), Spacecraft (4), Futuristic (4), Drugs (4), Bomb (4), Cryogenics (3), Exploding Planet (3), Artificial Intelligence (3), 1970s (3), Science Fiction (3), Usa (3)
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