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The Dark Side of the Moon (1990)

R  |   |  Action, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  30 May 1990 (USA)
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Flynn Harding
Will Bledsoe ...
Giles Stewart
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Paxton Warner
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Lesli
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Philip Jennings
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Alex McInny
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Dreyfuss Steiner
Ken Lesco ...
Michael C. Gotier (as Kenneth R. Lesco)
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It is the year 2022. A mysterious systems failure causes the crew of a spaceship to be stranded on the dark side of the moon, while rapidly running out of fuel and oxygen. They are surprised to discover a NASA space shuttle floating in space, and board it in the hope of salvaging some supplies. One by one, the crew is possessed and killed, and it is up to Paxton Warner to find the links between the dark side of the moon, the Bermuda Triangle, and the Devil himself. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@postoffice.utas.edu.au>

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666 il triangolo maledetto  »

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Lesli the android/computer refers to "The Holy Bible. The Book of Revelations." It is in fact, the "Book of Revelation" (singular). See more »

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Title Card: The year, 2022. The maintenance ship SPACECORE 1 is on a routine "refab" mission. The refabs are fixers. Their purpose is to repair nuclear-armed satellites orbiting high above the earth. Due to the atomic capabilities of these satellites, refabbing is considered dangerous... Very dangerous.
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The Bermuda Triangle Meets Outer Space
27 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is the year 2022. A mysterious systems failure causes the crew of a spaceship to be stranded on the dark side of the moon...

While this is by no means one of the great science fiction films of our generation, it is unfortunately not easily obtained (although it is on Netflix). Some concepts here are rather clever, most notably the idea of bringing together the Bermuda Triangle and space travel... and then, even throwing in Satanic references, and still having it all make some kind of sense.

The gore was also quite good, though I was confused by the robot (Lesli). I understand she is sort of like the ship's computer and there to answer questions, and I think that makes sense (it sure seems to be common enough in science fiction). But I was confused why she had to be humanoid rather than just built in to the ship. If all she does is sit and talk, why have legs or arms, or even a face?


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