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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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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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So bad it's bad
25 June 2004 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

Have you ever watched a film that is so bad you end up thinking "If that film got written, funded, produced and made, just how bad would a script need to be to be rejected?" (see: Congo)

Killings at Outpost Zeta will not answer your question, but it does lower the bar for bad film making to an altogether new level.

This film seems to be the result of taking the worst aspects of Dr Who and Space:1999, combining them into some kind of soulless monster and then stretching the already thin premise out to near monomolecular extremes. Imagine a film student's first attempt at a movie, and then take away any spark of creativity.

Just awful. Avoid at all costs.


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