The Starlost (1973– )

TV Series  -   -  Sci-Fi
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 287 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 14 critic

A group of humans must explore a vast starship in order to find the controls to save it from destruction.

Creator:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 06 Mar 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 08 Jan 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 18 Sep 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Starlost" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Starlost (1973– )

The Starlost (1973– ) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Starlost.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1974   1973  
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Moonbase 3 (TV Mini-Series 1973)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The adventures of David Caulder and his crew stationed on Moonbase 3 on the moon's surface. In the 21st century, representatives of many of the world's governments live in bases on the moon... See full summary »

Stars: Donald Houston, Ralph Bates, Fiona Gaunt
The Questor Tapes (TV Movie 1974)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Project Questor is brainchild of the genius Dr. Vaslovik: he developed plans to build an android super-human. Although he's disappeared and half of his programming tape was erased in the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Robert Foxworth, Mike Farrell, John Vernon
Star Maidens (TV Series 1976)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

TV series of British/German origin, and set in the "present" Earth of the 1970s. A planet from another solar system drifts into Earth's system and is detected by some Earth scientists who ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Harrow, Christian Quadflieg, Christiane Krüger
Quark (TV Series 1977)
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The misadventures of an outer space garbage collector and his crew.

Stars: Richard Benjamin, Tim Thomerson, Patricia Barnstable
Jupiter Moon (1990–1996)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ilea is an old space craft cruising around the Jupiter system, and functioning as a university. This is the story of its crew and students.

Stars: Anna Pernicci, Nicola Wright, Charlotte Martin
Star Cops (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The adventures of the International Space Police Force, led by Nathan Spring. The Star Cops are made up of officers from all over the world, including Aussie Pal Lenzy, Russian Alexander, ... See full summary »

Stars: David Calder, Erick Ray Evans, Trevor Cooper
Logan's Run (1977–1978)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a futuristic society where reaching the age of 30 is a death sentence, a rebellious law enforcement agent goes on the run in search of Sanctuary.

Stars: Gregory Harrison, Heather Menzies-Urich, Donald Moffat
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Scott, a smug Montreal lawyer, searches for the girl of his dreams whom he met briefly four summers previously, when she was in a sports car on a tiny ferry going to an island in the St. ... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender
Stars: David Selby, Maud Adams, Gay Rowan
Earth II (TV Movie 1971)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Story of the daily operations of a space station called Earth II.

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Gary Lockwood, Scott Hylands, Hari Rhodes
HENRi (2012)
Short | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A derelict spaceship becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive.

Director: Eli Sasich
Stars: Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Zoe Reheem
The Starlost: Deception (TV Movie 1980)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Directors: Joseph L. Scanlan, Ed Richardson
Stars: Keir Dullea, William Osler, Gay Rowan
Luxor Live (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Stars: Michael Corbett, S.A. Griffin, Marjorie Harris
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Devon (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
Gay Rowan ...
 Rachel (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robin Ward ...
 Garth (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
William Osler ...
 Host / ... (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
Edit

Storyline

This very low budget TV show (which was shot on video, as opposed to film, as most regular TV shows are) involved a giant spaceship called THE ARK which was composed of hundreds of domes, each of which (supposedly) contained a sample culture from the planet Earth, which had long since died out due to some thing or other (If memory serves, it was pollution). Any way, this giant space ship had an accident somewhere along the way in an asteroid storm which killed the crew that was piloting it, so now it's careening toward -get this- an UNCHARTED SOLAR STAR ! The character played by Keir Dullea (who was DAVE in 2001) gets forced out of his dome and goes roaming around the ship with his 2 friends, trying to set the course correct so that they don't hit this star. Written by Andrew M. Somers <film@myndex.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 September 1973 (Canada)  »

Also Known As:

The Ark  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(16 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

16 episodes aired, but there are 2 unaired episodes ("God That Died" and "People In The Dark"). See more »

Connections

Edited into The Starlost: The Beginning (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

This idea's time has come.
29 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, so everyone thinks the production values were terrible, then why after 35 years, does this series still exist as clear as a bell in my mind? It was amazingly thought out and the possibilities for plots were infinite like any good sci-fi series. Of particular interest were the "bounce tubes". A travel method that involved jumping into a tunnel that had no gravity and being sucked to the other end. I couldn't wait for each time the characters did that! The show was filled with "wow" moments like the view of the destroyed command center, and the view out the the window at the incredible length of the ship. Note: The ship in this series was recycled a few years later as the ship in the movie, "Silent Running".

I desperately hope that there is a television producer out there that is looking for an idea to remake. With modern computer animation and a cast of a few talented young stars this could easily be the Star Trek of the new century.


14 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
We need Starlost on DVD! Mandemus
Remake this series as a movie. larryman
DVD differences Banjo_oz
footage used from 'Silent Running'? bradhig
The Starlost AutumnClark2
Which episode? colin-69
Discuss The Starlost (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?