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The Starlost: The Beginning (1980)

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Three farmers in Cypress Corners discover that farm life is not so simple. Discovering a hidden door in the earth, they break through it, discovering they are not on Earth, but in a giant ... See full summary »

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Harvey Hart

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Harlan Ellison (as Cordwainer Bird), Martin Lager | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Keir Dullea ... Devon (archive footage)
Robin Ward ... Garth (archive footage)
Gay Rowan ... Rachel (archive footage)
William Osler ... Computer / Host (voice) (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Barron James Barron ... Garth's Father (archive footage) (as Jim Barron)
John Colicos ... The Governor (archive footage)
Gillie Fenwick ... Old Abraham (archive footage)
Scott Fisher Scott Fisher ... Small Boy (archive footage)
Paul Geary Paul Geary ... The Guard (archive footage)
Kay Hawtrey ... Garth's Mother (archive footage)
Sterling Hayden ... Jeremiah (archive footage)
Dominic Hogan Dominic Hogan ... The Priest (archive footage)
Michael Kirby ... The Captain (archive footage)
Barry Morse ... Shalith (archive footage)
George Naklowyck George Naklowyck ... The Deputy (archive footage)
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Three farmers in Cypress Corners discover that farm life is not so simple. Discovering a hidden door in the earth, they break through it, discovering they are not on Earth, but in a giant Noah's Ark-like spaceship. The spaceship is made up of giant "domes" holding the various cultures of humanity. Eventually, they find the bridge, its crew dead and its computer complaining that the ship is off-course, heading into the path of a distant sun. The three farmers take it upon themselves to travel the ship, contacting the various cultures of humanity in search of somebody who can correct the course of the ship and save mankind. Written by Jeremy Morrow <tashimon@hotmail.com>

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Canada

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Good premise, but bad execution
17 June 2016 | by mavisroadbillsSee all my reviews

I liked the entire concept of the Starlost and some episodes were hood, but it looked horribly low budget and camera/acting at times were very stale. Thats why Spielberg makes the big bucks. Seems like a cheap Canadian production ( yes I'm from Canada so i can say this). I hope someday someone can do a remake. Loved the ship model. They needed to speed up the temp of the show too. So so much potential. If done right, could have been on for years and done well. I googled some of the actors, and to no surprise, many never acted again. Please also make it a US production. Maybe JJ Abrams can help out. One nice thing us they are on YouTube for nostalgia.


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