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An alien spaceship is being sought by various factions on Earth. A female cyborg and a rogue trader team up to stop evil forces from taking over the ship. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tracy Davis ... Pentan
Hans Bachmann ... Harold Brickman

Michael Mack ... John Moesby
Ron Ikejiri ... Takashi Kuriyama
Rick Foucheux ... Robert Thorton
James Hild ... Kyle
Reggie Vaughn ... George
Judith Z. Miller ... Promethian Captain
Charles Lunsford ... Mr. Beaufusse (as Charles R. Lunsford)
Rick Sabatini ... Tebrook
Norman Gagnon ... Promethian Helmsman / Trooper #1
Philip Fidandis ... Norwegian Interworld Courier #1 / Trooper #3
Michael Genebach ... Norwegian Interworld Courier #2 (as Michael L. Genebach)
Richard Lee Rutherford ... Sparring Partner
Gary Cooper ... Trooper #2
Angela Judy ... Rachael
Jon Trapnell ... Ian Borge
Victoria Eves ... Kuriyama's Computer (voice)
Wayne Keyser ... Spaceport Announcer (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John R. Ellis ... Col. Krueger (uncredited)

Directed by
Philip J. Cook  (as Philip Cook)
Writing credits
Philip J. Cook (written by) (as Philip Cook)

Produced by
Philip J. Cook .... producer (as Philip Cook)
John R. Ellis .... producer (as John Ellis)
Pamela Hoeft .... associate producer
Original Music by
David Bartley 
Cinematography by
Philip J. Cook 
Film Editing by
Philip J. Cook 
Production Design by
John Poreda 
Set Decoration by
Norman Gagnon 
Dale Alan Hoyt 
Costume Design by
Nancy Handwork 
Makeup Department
Charles Lunsford .... makeup artist
Special Effects by
Philip J. Cook .... special effects
Norman Gagnon .... model & prop maker
Visual Effects by
John R. Ellis .... visual effects producer
Kevin Bedgood .... stunts
Norman Gagnon .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Vasilas .... assistant camera
Norman Gagnon .... grip (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Marc Wielage .... telecine colorist

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Also Known As:
"Outerworld" - USA (DVD title)
"Star Quest: Beyond the Rising Moon" - USA (video title)
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Germany:84 min
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Continuity: During the landings on the found planet, debris blows toward the landing craft or else there is no debris blowing. Debris would blow away from a landing craft's engines, not toward.See more »
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John Moesby:Since the initial discovery of the alien spacecraft in 2054 by the Antigen Corporation, we have located no other remnants of the Teserand culture. Why they abandoned the vessel? What do they look like? Where do they come from? Where did they go? All we have is a tantalizing piece of machinery, and damned few answers.
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
"The Special Edition" is "special" all right..., 6 June 2015
Author: Nardac Blefscu from London, England

Originally released in 1987 as "Star Quest: Beyond The Rising Moon", this movie is a minor indie triumph with ambitious and charming old school, "Space:1999"-style model work and effects supporting stiff performances, pedestrian direction, and a derivative, predictable screenplay. That version is currently available on Youtube.

The "Outerworld" version now on Netflix and other sources is an appalling attempt to update and revise the film a la George Lucas's tweaks to the original STAR WARS trilogy and is about a thousand times less successful (and Lucas attempts were abject failures). No attempt has been made to mesh the original effects with the tacky and immediately-dated 2005 CGI and the film source appears to come from a very dated, late 1980s master. At the very least, a new film scan should have been struck and the original, unadulterated version made available to exist along side this "special edition" abortion but that is not the case. Ugh.

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