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Dark Star (movie)

3 Ratings: 3.3
A movie

First shot as a USC film project by John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon.      Several concepts of this movie would be recycled in Alien.      Originally 68 minutes in length; this picture was expanded to 83 minutes … see full wiki

Director: John Carpenter
Genre: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: April, 1974
MPAA Rating: G
2 reviews about Dark Star (movie)
review by . July 28, 2011
These days, $60,000 will buy quite a nice home on the crashing market; in 1974, it was a sufficient amount for John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon to expand a USC student film into a fully-fledged B-movie. In the mid-21st century, the film's titular spacecraft is home and transport to a weary, hapless, stir-crazy crew tasked with the mission of destroying unstable planets with sentient, high-powered explosives. Even by Carpenter's standards, his debut feature is exceptionally crude, but …
review by . April 27, 2009
Dark Star was a student film that John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon worked on while they were in college. They later found a film distributor who asked them to expand it to feature film length. The movie takes place in a small, cramped out of date spacecraft. Several astronauts are on board (who have been around each other to long) trying to complete their mission of destroying unstable planets.  Floating around in space with nothing to do begins to wear upon the crew causing interesting behavior  …
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