A spacecraft travels to a distant planet to rescue the crew of another spaceship that crashed, but their own craft, damaged in the landing, needs repair. Baelon commands the rescue team formed of his rival Cabren, Alluma, Dameia, Quuhod and the rookie Cos. While looking for but not finding survivors from the former expedition, Cos is murdered; however, they cannot leave the planet due to a projected electromagnetic field. Commander Ilvar joins the team to search for the cause of the interference, while Captain Trantor, technician Ranger and cook Kore stay in the craft. One by one, rescue team members are killed in weird situations materialized from their own fears by an ancient alien pyramid. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / revised by statmanjeff
The film went into production in the spring of 1981 at the Hammond Lumber Co. lot in Venice, CA, where New World's studio facilities were located. Additional sets, including the surface of the planet and the exterior of the pyramid, were built at a soon-to-be demolished Bekins Storage facility. See more »
Quuhod drops his crystal throwing star to remove one of the broken points from his arm. When this proves futile, the throwing star reappears in his hand. See more »
Hesperus... Yes, everyone's forgotten now. Yeah, if I hadn't, uh, kept on the move after that, I'd be an oxer in a breather bar by now.
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End credits roll over the pyramid which glows blue as the wind can be heard blowing. See more »
I loved this film. It's got all the things you could ever want to see in a B-film -- fairly good actors chewing scenery, convoluted but interesting plot, some violence, a fast pace, and the strangest scene of all time! If you can find it, you should definitely check it out.
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