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Starship (1984)

PG | | Sci-Fi | 4 April 1987 (USA)
Things are not going well on the mining planet Ordessa: the conditions are awful, the workers are disgruntled and the management is cracking down by using killer security robots. Only the ... See full summary »

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Roger Christian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Tarrant John Tarrant ... Lorca
Donogh Rees ... Abbie
Deep Roy ... Grid
Ralph Cotterill Ralph Cotterill ... Jowitt
Hugh Keays-Byrne ... Danny
Cassandra Webb Cassandra Webb ... Suzi
Tyler Coppin ... Detective Droid
James Steele James Steele ... M.P. Droid
Joy Smithers Joy Smithers ... Lena
Arky Michael Arky Michael ... Dylan
John Rees John Rees ... Priest
Peter Morris Peter Morris ... Soufie
Arthur Sherman Arthur Sherman ... Controller
Rod Zuanic ... Lorca's friend
Rebekah Elmaloglou ... Little girl
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Things are not going well on the mining planet Ordessa: the conditions are awful, the workers are disgruntled and the management is cracking down by using killer security robots. Only the underground resistence movement, led by Lorca, has a chance of turning around the brutal regime, but the management has hired Danny the bounty hunter to track him and his followers down. Will any of them stand a chance against the brutal hunter and his robot assistants? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2084 See more »

Filming Locations:

New South Wales, Australia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Lion Of Symmetry
Written by Toyah Willcox and Tony Banks
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A testament on how awful a science fiction film can be
1 February 2012 | by t_atzmuellerSee all my reviews

Holy makerel, how did I end up on this page? Right, after cringing at the dismal career of director Roger Christian, many gleefully bad reviews for "Battlefield Earth" and realizing that Christian was actually responsible for one of my first cinematic epiphanies.

See, as a wee lad, I was convinced that everything Science-Fiction was perfect. Didn't matter whether "2001", "Omega Man" or a Japanese Gozilla film. The good, the bad and the ugly where all good and wholesome to me; until my dad brought me a VHS-copy of "Starship" and for the first time in my long life, I reached for the controller and actually pressed STOP during the second half of a science fiction film! "Enough", reeled my young mind. "Why bother finishing this crap"? A realisation set in that there are films really not worth sitting through.

Honestly, since I've spent many precious hours on utter garbage, b-films cheapos – sometimes regretting, sometimes not – but I've never finished watching the last half of "Starship". And I'm still kinda proud of that.

Let's just hope that "Starship" will never be transferred from VHS, never makes it unto DVD or the internet and will just one day be forgotten in time and space … it's the best it deserves. No points from me although IMDb forces me to give at least one. A


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