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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This was John Carpenter's only theatrically-released film that wasn't shot in Panavision, until he directed The Ward (2010) (2010), which was shot in Super 35. See more »
When Pinback says, "Now it's time to go sleepy-bye, you worthless piece of garbage" before shooting the alien, his mouth actually says "worthless piece of crap." See more »
Sorry to interrupt your recreation, fellows, but it is time for Sgt. Pinback to feed the alien.
Awww, I don't wanna do that!
May I remind you, Sgt. Pinback, it was your idea to bring the alien on board in the first place... If I may quote you, you said the ship needed a mascot.
[walking away in disgust]
Awwwwww, I gotta do everything around here...
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John Carpenter's first film. Must be horror you say, but you'd be wrong in that account. Dark Star is a parodied view of future, in where a group of astronauts travel in space, destroying unstable planets in danger of hitting in to the sun, thus making them in to novas.
One would think there's lots of special effects in a movie like this, and one would be right. Those special effects just aren't extremely good in any standard, but they do have lots of charm. And I actually do believe, that if this movie would have any better specials it wouldn't be as funny as it's now.
I won't spoil the movie for you, but if you like sci-fi this just might suit for you then. It gave me couple of laughs.
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