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Writers:
Lance Lindsay (story) and
Eric Woster (story) ...
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Release Date:
April 1986 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
...In Space scientists have discovered a new life form...they are about to wish they hadn't...
Plot:
Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
C. Juston Campbell ... Roger Campbell
Faye Bolt ... Dr. Adrian Kimberly
John W. Smith ... Cal (as John Smith)
Taylor Kingsley ... Sherrie Stevens
Marcia Linn ... Lieutenant Billi Lynn
Eric Moseng
Thomas William
Don Kingsley
Robert Allen
Emily Longstreth
Lisa Goulian
Charles Linza
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Randall England

Directed by
Lance Lindsay 
 
Writing credits
Lance Lindsay (story) and
Eric Woster (story)

Lance Lindsay (screenplay)

Produced by
Robert Badger .... associate producer
Thomas Frantz .... associate producer
Charles Linza .... executive producer
Don E. Porter .... associate producer
Frank Rhodes .... executive producer
Eric Woster .... producer
 
Original Music by
Doug Katsaros 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Caramico  (as Robert Carameco)
 
Film Editing by
Eric Woster 
 
Production Design by
Steven P. Sardanis  (as Steve Sardanis)
 
Makeup Department
Louis Lazzara .... makeup artist
Blake Shepard .... makeup artist
Kathy Tessalone .... makeup artist
 
Special Effects by
Chuck Comisky .... special effects
Ken Diaz .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Lewis Abernathy .... visual effects supervisor
Jessica Huebner .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lewis Abernathy .... additional cinematographer
 

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Runtime:
91 min | Germany:65 min (heavily cut)
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Certification:
Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (video rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (video rating) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (DVD rating) (2003) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) (video rating) (1991) | Norway:15 | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Stefanianna Christopherson, who wrote and sings the ending theme song "Crystal of the Stars" was the voice of Daphne Blake in the cartoon series "Scooby Doo, Where Are You!" (1969).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Computer readout misspells "neutron" as "nuetron" and "Judaism" as "Judism".See more »
Soundtrack:
Crystal of a StarSee more »

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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Is this for real?, 1 December 2008
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Oh this wasn't good. Far from it! The problem here is that isn't entertaining and it seems to get worse as it goes along, but 'Star Crystal' is a hard one to get your head around. Everything looks bare bones… and it is. But what does it in, is that it just lounging about… aimlessly. It was completely dull and uneventfully drawn out. Wooden performances, drably second-rate sets and vapid dialogues in the mould of 'Alien (1979)'. Truly routine, but a z-grade rehash! We get some tentacle action as the meagre crew are quickly picked off when they encounter the threat. So it's the survival of the fittest, with some minor hopeless diversions. Then it spontaneously changes course in the last 10 minutes (you'll see), and I don't know what the film-makers were thinking. It was so unhinged and ridiculous; you could be mistaken in asking "Was it the same movie?" However talk about cheese… super cheesy and laughable! 'can we just get along?' And wait for the sweetly weeping closing song about crystal… Oh why? Saying it was goofy is an understatement, but hey you can't see this one coming.

The special effects must have received top-billing, (no it did, but scrap the meteor shower sequence) with few icky inclusions and dashes of blood, but it's still a spotty display. The creature is mixture of a slug and fluorescent E.T., as we watch it morph from a puddle that dripped off some outerspace crystal. The score has that dreamy, soft edge that seems to meld in quite well.

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