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The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980)

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A team of men and women investigate the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.

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Jacqueline Ray ...
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Jackson Bostwick
Stan Wojno ...
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Judith Doty
John Raynor
Terry Kingsley-Smith
Barbara Minkus
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A team of men and women investigate the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.

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First one, then another, and another. Who or WHAT is responsible?

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Not brilliant but not trash
9 July 2011 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

If you can get past the bargain basement costumes and sets, there's the germ of an interesting story here. The premise - an elite team heads to a remote planet to investigate a series of deaths - is a good one; so much so in fact that you wonder why more sci-fi films haven't used it. Admittedly the plot does then develop along predictable lines but some thought at least was given to dreaming up an unusual monster and there's perhaps more science than you'd expect from such a cheapo production. The alien landscape is pretty good too and shows what can be achieved with a red filter, a smoke machine and a bit of imagination.

On the downside, the aforementioned sets and costumes are pretty laughable: everything is red or white, or red and white. Some of the acting is pretty shocking too, although it must be said they don't have much to work with. The last half hour drags pretty badly, after a sprightly opening.

So, in summary, certainly no classic but not a total waste of time either.


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