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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Jason Grant
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Ray Tanner
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Mera
Robert Kurcz ...
Koreman
John J. Saunders ...
Barnes
Reavis Graham ...
Haskell
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Beck
Judy Levitt ...
Intrepid Commander
Reuben Yabuku ...
Intrepid Pilot
Doug Childs ...
Grant's Son
Mariafae Mytnyk ...
Research Assistant
James A. Courtney ...
Lieutenant (as James Courtney)
Tony Abruzzo ...
Soldier #1
Tom Whalen ...
Soldier #2
Pat Carozzo ...
Waitress
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The Space Shuttle returns to earth, but some of the equipment brought back on it begins to behave strangely. Scientists are unsure what is happening, and decide to take all necessary precautions. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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For fourteen thousand years... It waited.

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8 June 1989 (West Germany)  »

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Ksiezycowa pulapka  »

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The soundtrack was sold as a stereo recording, and then converted into mono for unknown reasons. See more »

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The full Earth is visible from the sunlit lunar surface, which is impossible. See more »

Quotes

Col. Jason Grant: A base! It is a god-damned base and we're being invited in.
Ray Tanner: Yeah, but who's throwin' the party?
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Crazy Credits

Near the end of the closing credits, audio is heard of Jason speaking to a NASA official about any possible debris of the spacecraft possibly falling to Earth. See more »

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References Top Gun (1986) See more »

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Gotta Get Next to You
Music by Joseph LoDuca (as Joe Lo Duca)
Lyrics by Rita Cox
Performed by Michael Nehra
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When will there ever be a Moontrap II or Moontrap I revised?... .
5 November 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Although the Romans already stated "de gustibus non disputandum" (you cannot argue about taste), I liked this movie very much! It has the kind of atmosphere I am longing for in a SciFi movie! A lot of mysteries (we are fully kept in the dark about the origins of the moon base and the mysterious old spaceship, which the space shuttles encounters in orbit) and presented as such in a way, that my fantasy can jump with giant leaps during the entire movie! I even don't WANT to know where they came from!!! The "human slashing" is a bit overdone for my taste, but then again...it depends on what you are looking for - I guess. The special effects could be better, but they don't disturb me at all: as a matter of fact they are indeed more accurate than in other comparable movies! At the time it really was timed perfectly: a lot of conspiracy theories were posted about Apollo astronauts hiding secrets from us (secret alien moon bases, UFOs, etc.), which made this film even more believable than normal.

It really is the kind of movie, which deserves a sequel: maybe we can then get more insight into the origins of the unknown people - or even better: run into new mysteries. Of course Walter Koenig is now a bit too old, but a SERIOUS remake of Moontrap - followed by an equally SERIOUS sequel! - would make me very happy indeed!


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