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Lifepod (1981)

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The first interplanetary cruise ship malfunctions halfway to Jupiter, forcing most of the crew and passengers to abandon ship. A handful of people are trapped onboard.



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Complete credited cast:
Fiona (as Kristine De Bell)
Jordan Michals ...
Sandy Kenyon ...
Christopher Cary ...
Main Cerebral (voice) (as Neilson Ross)
Patti Glick ...
Felix (voice)
Doris Hess ...
Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Chain ...
Additional Voices (voice)


The first interplanetary cruise ship malfunctions halfway to Jupiter, forcing most of the crew and passengers to abandon ship. A handful of people are trapped onboard.

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90 million miles in space and the nightmare is just beginning


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According to the advertisement at the beginning of the film, the year is 2191. See more »


As on ships, the bottom of the door frames are raised off the bottom of the floor, so that they can make a perfect seal with the doors, in case of accidental decompression, probably. So the robot with wheels, which is shown on either side of the doors, cannot possibly make it through the doorway. See more »


[first lines]
Commercial Voiceover: Imagine a miracle of space and time. Imagine yourself transported from Earth to Jupiter, four hundred million miles, in just sixty exciting days. Impossible? Not if you're on the new queen of the White Star Lines, the incredible Arcturus. And right now three thousand lucky passengers are on board the maiden voyage to the Jupiter States, but a few openings still remain for the second extraordinary cruise. Won't you join us? Just contact your travel agent or nearest White Star office...
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Cute little Sci-Fi if not a bit on the amateurish side
17 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Life Pod is one of those movies that you just watch and try not to analyze too hard. The acting is rather amateurish, at best. The special effects are obviously low budget, but not too bad. The story line is rather stock, but with an interesting twist. Computer run amok, but not exactly a computer and the running amok is very understandable when the truth is revealed. Still the movie has its moments and is quite watchable. For me, at least part of the allure of this movie is the prominent role of Kristine DeBell. She may not be the greatest actress in the world, but having been a former playmate of the month, she is cute enough. In all Life Pod is much like other low-budget Sci-Fi movies of the 1980s and somewhat predictable.

The White Star Lines bit is cute, if completely inaccurate. The last of the White Star Lines Company stock was purchased by the Cunard Lines 1947 and the last ship to sail under the White Star colors was the Britannic (not the sister of Titanic) which was sold for scrap in 1960.

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