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White Dwarf (1995)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Sci-Fi  |  23 May 1995 (USA)
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In a distant future New York medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into ... See full summary »

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Dr. Akada
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Dr. Driscoll Rampart
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Princess Ariel
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Never the Shifter / Doug (as Joey Andrews)
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XaXa, Younger Twin
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XuXu, Older Twin
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Guv'ner Twist
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Nurse Shabana, Light Side Clinic
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Lt. Strake
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Lady X, the Immortal Prisoner
Robert Cornthwaite ...
King Joist of the Dark Side
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Morgus, Osh's Assistant
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Dr. Gulpha, King Joist's Advisor
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Emma
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Peter
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In a distant future New York medical student Driscoll Rampart accomplishes his internship at Rusta, a rural planet that doesn't revolve around its axis and therefore is divided into contrasting halves of eternal day vs. eternal night. One is a Victorian-styled colony, the other a medieval kingdom. Both leave Rampart in a state of constant wonder, as he finds his way among humans and aliens, strange dreams and even stranger reality, a dark keep and a red sea, and more universal matters of war and peace, good and bad, love and hate and sickness and health. Written by Swie Tio <sweet_t@dds.nl>

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On a dying planet where a white dwarf sun rules a world divided by dark and light... A legend is about to be born.

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It was supposed to be a prequel to a series that, unfortunately, fell through. See more »

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All: "Two great ladies will catch your fall, they are the ones who catch us all. Their children kept them far apart; the Lady Light, the Lady Dark. Dark broken, light storm, dead spoken, dreams torn... and we will bring you home."
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Kurosawa meets Babylon 5
10 October 2000 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

As many have already commented, this film comes across as a pilot. I have it on good authority that the reason for this is that it WAS a pilot that was never picked up. That is why so much is not really explained or delved into... its job was to establish things to be explored in the series that never was. What many people miss is that White Dwarf, for all of its fascinating sci-fi ideas and set-ups, is actually a re-make of Akira Kurosawa's classic film "Red Beard". Many people I know who love Kurosawa's movies don't even know that one but it is worth seeking out. Unlike many of the other samurai films, it is not about warriors but about doctors at a remote hospital in medieval Japan. The always outstanding Tishiro Mifune plays Red Beard, an iconoclastic doctor who refuses to play political games that would elevate him to the serving at the Royal Court preferring, instead, to remain at his "out in the sticks" hospital caring for the people of his village who need him. Into his world enters a young doctor who wants to do his time so he can then take a prestigious position as one of the Emperor's physicians. The plots of Red Beard and White Dwarf are identical... it is only the settings that are different. Watch them both back to back and you will gain a new appreciation of White Dwarf.


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