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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
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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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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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Good Concepts, Average Acting
7 March 2004 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

A brilliant vision of sci fi is brought to the small screen with run of the mill acting. This movie contains some of the most original sci fi concepts in a long time, compelling and unusual. However, the movie is hampered by uninspired acting that at times becomes wooden. The potential of greatest is flattened, but the originality of this movie still shines through.

This "Doc Hollywood" version of the medical outback, gutter of the universe brings the haughty doctor into a whole different growing up experience encountering a fantastic sci fi world full of a native doctor with unusual characteristics, a civil war of literally between light and dark, immortality. But the political intrigue in the movie falls somewhat flat within the ingenuity of the political intrigue of "Dune." Yet what saves this movies is the magnificence of this movie is in its consistent and fantastic world that is created...a truly amazing off-world sensation.

Seven out of Ten Stars.


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