Earth Star Voyager (1988)

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The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
 Jacob 'Jake' Brown (1988)
 Jonathan Hays (1988)
 Sally Arthur, MD (1988)
Jason Michas ...
 Jessie 'Beanie' Bienstock
 Huxley Welles (1988) (as Tom Breznahan)
Margaret Langrick ...
 Luz Sansone
Sean O'Byrne ...
 Vance Arthur
Peter Donat ...
 Admiral Beasley (1988)
Ric Reid ...
 Capt. Forbes (1988)
Frank C. Turner ...
 Willy (1988)
Dinah Gaston ...
 Lani (1988)
 Dr. Eugene (1988)
Bill Croft ...
 Trager (1988)
John 'Bear' Curtis ...
 Whistlestick (1988)
Stephen Dimopoulos ...
 The Crier (1988)


The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the departing starship gets under way, signs begin to emerge that their mission may unwittingly be part of a larger conspiracy. Written by Ben Hallert <>

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17 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Earth Star Voyager  »

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The ship supposedly catches up with radio waves broadcast from Earth in the past. However, their objective was only 18.7 light years away. Especially since they had only begun the trip, they should not have received any broadcasts older than a few weeks or months old. The broadcasts they received range from 1927 to 1987, which should have been 101-161 light years from Earth by the year 2088, more than five times the distance to Demeter. Also, because light cannot vary speed, they would not have caught up to all the broadcasts at once. The broadcasts would have gradually gotten older as they traveled further from Earth. (Additional note: There is no reason to suspect that the intercepted radio signals were original broadcasts; although that is the aside made in the movie. These could be rebroadcasted (reruns) programs from Earth on the same day in the same spatial direction.) See more »


Jake: [Jake is working out in the gym with the weight gravity devices, small suction cups that can be put anywhere on the body and can be programmed to simulate any weight]
Dr. Leland Eugene: [Leland enters the gym]
Dr. Leland Eugene: Do you have the, uh...
Jake: Yeah, got it right here!
[Jake bends down to grab the control device which allows the weight cups to be programmed. He sets the two on his outer wrists back to zero momentarily]
Dr. Leland Eugene: [Dr. Eugene has already grabbed a couple of weight cups and put them on his inner wrists. He looks to Jake] Can...
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Recorded Off T.V. And Loved It!
12 July 2005 | by (SLC, Utah) – See all my reviews

I was twelve years old when this first showed on T.V. I recorded it on tape and enjoyed the movie. I remember waiting until the next week for the show. I had the tape, but somebody recorded over half of it. I ended up watching the only part I had several times.

I couldn't even remember the name of it until I found it on Google. I could only remember for sure that it was put out by Disney and that it had a rail gun in it. I did a search with those terms and found the movie title! Too bad it isn't on DVD. I am purchasing a copy of Ebay. I'll have to see if it is a good copy. It will be interesting to see what my wife and friends will think of it.

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