The Starlost (1973– )

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

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 Devon (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
Gay Rowan ...
 Rachel (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
Robin Ward ...
 Garth (16 episodes, 1973-1974)
William Osler ...
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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>

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In an attempt to "liven up" the show, the producers tried to add an "evil alien" to the cast. Their alien was Walter Koenig, wearing Go-Go boots. See more »

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Lost in translation
29 December 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Harlan Ellison's first and only attempt to create a science fiction television series, The Starlost was doomed to failure almost from the start. Ellison had his name removed from the series when the producers decided to make a number of knuckleheaded decisions about the show and its direction.

It's too bad as the series premise itself would make a fascinating weekly series or movie. Science fiction author Ben Bova wrote a parody of the situation that occurred to Ellison with a novel (I believe it's now out of print)entitled Starcrossed.


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