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. Written by
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In the "elevator" sequence the bottom of the elevator is actually rolling on the floor. The device used to roll the elevator base was actually a Moviola camera dolly normally used on the small sound stage in the old USC Cinema building (itself once a horse stable). The steering end of the dolly can be seen as part of the "elevator" underside. See more »
When Doolittle is talking to Bomb #20, the stars in the background change between shots. See more »
[Sgt. Pinback aims a tranquilizer gun at the alien]
Now it's time to go sleepy-bye you worthless piece of garbage.
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It all started out as a short film made at film school made by the now legendary John Carpetenter, but then they wanted to make a longer version, however they couldn't get money to remake it, so they simply added extra scenes in the middle (example, the beach ball alien).
The story is this, on a ship where the captain is dead (but you can unfreeze to ask him questions) and the rest crew are going basically crazy they have problem. One of their bombs has become sentient and is busy contemplating the nature of existence.
The effects are OK, and who would have thought the beach ball would become the inspriration for the movie Alien.
Over all one of the great classics of science fiction and of low budget film making.
I heard of this movie a long time ago and it took me over 10 years before I finally found it in my local video shop. Great and amazing movie.
What will bomb number 20 do, now it is intelligent...watch the film and find out.
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