A group of humans must explore a vast starship in order to find the controls to save it from destruction.

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...  Devon 16 episodes, 1973-1974
...  Rachel 16 episodes, 1973-1974
...  Garth 16 episodes, 1973-1974
...  Host / ... 16 episodes, 1973-1974
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This very low budget TV show (which was shot on video, as opposed to film, as most regular TV shows are) involved a giant spaceship called THE ARK which was composed of hundreds of domes, each of which (supposedly) contained a sample culture from the planet Earth, which had long since died out due to some thing or other (If memory serves, it was pollution). Any way, this giant space ship had an accident somewhere along the way in an asteroid storm which killed the crew that was piloting it, so now it's careening toward -get this- an UNCHARTED SOLAR STAR ! The character played by Keir Dullea (who was DAVE in 2001) gets forced out of his dome and goes roaming around the ship with his 2 friends, trying to set the course correct so that they don't hit this star. Written by Andrew M. Somers <film@myndex.com>

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The creation of this series was parodied by writer Ben Bova in his novel "The Starcrossed." See more »

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I missed some comments on "The Starlost" for years !!!
19 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

I read a post from someone in the USA that summarizes what I think. How can a awful series could rest vivid in mind of too many people ? The answer is : Because it is good in essence !!! Great job ! I am hoping that some visionary remake "The Starlost", really. This series was presented in Brazil in 1978, and I remember that the boys on my neighborhood liked to discuss the episodes. I remember clearly the first episode, mainly the moment when Devon touched the "sky". Of course that time I did not see this appeal like this, but now I can see that the authors took care to create many dramatic scenes inside the sci-fi movie. As the other person told, nowadays, with such developed special effects, this would be a very interesting remake.


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