Earth Star Voyager (1988)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 388 users  
Reviews: 27 user | 2 critic

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5649 titles
created 20 Oct 2011
 
a list of 41 titles
created 03 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 158 titles
created 15 May 2013
 
a list of 2688 titles
created 23 Aug 2013
 
a list of 592 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Earth Star Voyager (1988– )

Earth Star Voyager (1988– ) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Earth Star Voyager.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1988  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Starhunter (TV Series 2000)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The year is 2275. Bounty Hunter Dante Montana and his ragtag crew are commissioned to track and capture dangerous interplanetary criminals, including an evil force Dante believes kidnapped ... See full summary »

Stars: Tanya Allen, Michael Paré, Murray Melvin
Star Crystal (1986)
Sci-Fi | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3/10 X  

Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them.

Director: Lance Lindsay
Stars: C. Juston Campbell, Faye Bolt, John W. Smith
Planet Earth (TV Movie 1974)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man awakens from suspended animation and finds himself in the 22nd century, where he finds that women rule the world and that men are slaves called Dinks. He is captured and sold as a ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Daniels
Stars: John Saxon, Janet Margolin, Ted Cassidy
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

It is 2035 A.D. and the final countdown has begun for a voyage that will reach across the vastness of outer space -- to explore the nearest Earth-Like planet. An international crew has been... See full summary »

Director: Rick Jacobson
Stars: Steven Bauer, Emma Samms, Brenda Bakke
Time Trax (1993–1994)
Sci-Fi | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A cop from the future is sent back to contemporary times to track down fugitives hiding in the past.

Stars: Dale Midkiff, Elizabeth Alexander, Peter Donat
The Tripods (1984–1985)
Adventure | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Sci-fi thriller about the takeover of earth by alien tripods. The conquerers start controlling human minds, but not until after they reach the age of sixteen. Two boys seek to end the ... See full summary »

Stars: John Shackley, Ceri Seel, Jim Baker
TekWar (1994–1996)
Crime | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The year is 2045 and "tek," a highly addictive computer-based reality drug takes the users of the drug into a fantasy world. Jake Cardigan, a cop who was jailed on trumped charges, is hired... See full summary »

Stars: Greg Evigan, William Shatner, Natalie Radford
In the Mood (1987)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Alden Robinson
Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Talia Balsam, Beverly D'Angelo
Joey (1985)
Action | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

When Joey's dad dies Joey is starting to act strange. He's got psychic powers. He can talk to him on the phone! His red toy telephone! But what he doesn't know is that he is not talking to ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Joshua Morrell, Eva Kryll, Tammy Shields
Earth: Final Conflict (1997–2002)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

When an alien species comes to Earth bearing boons to Humanity, a few suspicious humans seek to learn and resist the newcomers' true designs.

Stars: Von Flores, Leni Parker, Anita La Selva
Plymouth (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

The residents of a town displaced by an industrial accident agree to take over a failing mining base on the Moon as their new place to live and work. Their first big test comes in the form of a wave of radiation from a massive solar flare.

Director: Lee David Zlotoff
Stars: Cindy Pickett, Richard Hamilton, Perrey Reeves
Generation X (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A group of young mutants--humans with a genetic variation that gives them superpowers and makes them feared by the population at large--begin training at a school for heroes. Their studies ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Sholder
Stars: Matt Frewer, Finola Hughes, Jeremy Ratchford
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Jacob 'Jake' Brown (1988) (unknown episodes)
Edit

Storyline

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 <hallert@mediaone.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 January 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Csillagutasok  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jessie 'Beanie' Bienstock: [after the OTZ Assembly is destroyed, Beanie looks to Huxley]
Jessie 'Beanie' Bienstock: And you said the rail gun wouldn't work!
Capt Jonathan Hays: Ha Ha Ha! That's right!
Capt Jonathan Hays: [clicks the intercom button on his command chair console]
Capt Jonathan Hays: Come on up Jake, I think Huxley may want to apologize!
Jake: [no response from Jake]
Huxley Welles: Well, it looks like some people are too well mannered to gloat!
Capt Jonathan Hays: Heh Heh! You hear that Jake?"
Dr. Sally Arthur: [Sally comes to sit next to Jonathan on the arm of the command chair] .
Jake: [still no response from Jake]
[...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining, humorous movie of its era
13 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering what it was up against, with a low budget and science fiction being so new in the television world, Earthstar Voyager is an extremely good B movie. We taped it off of TV years ago and even though we didn't tape the beginning of the second part, it still remains a family favorite. Why? It has an exceptional plot, considering what it had to work with (No aliens, no ultra, clichéd bad guys) it's hard to find excitement in space without those, but the movie is able to keep a good pace. Most of this is because of the script, which is very clever, and a cast that was able to click and be believable. Duncan Reghre excels and I must admit that Huxley's character is one of my favorite sci-fi characters ever. Add to these good parts the humor that just being a B movie can add (The exact same shot of the ship used every time, the outfits that the bad guys wear looking like they raided a costume store, etc.)and you've got a pretty fun movie. Unfortunately, unless enough people remember it, it will go down in the vaults as one of "Disney's failures" and never be re-released even on television. If they were to re-release it, however, I see it holding the possibility of becoming quite a cult classic.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ESV on DVD HERE!!!! StevieTdrill
A new goal for this Board... jademasters
Where to buy this movie? TheNovaZone
What do you remember about ESV? SCOTIA276
found it on DVD Maxk68
Desperately wanting a copy of this movie Ngioiello
Discuss Earth Star Voyager (1988) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?