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Star Crystal (1986)

Crew members aboard a space ship encounter an alien life form intent on killing them.

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Lance Lindsay

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Cast

Credited cast:
C. Juston Campbell ... Roger Campbell
Faye Bolt ... Dr. Adrian Kimberly
John W. Smith ... Cal (as John Smith)
Taylor Kingsley ... Sherrie Stevens
Marcia Linn ... Lieutenant Billi Lynn
Eric Moseng Eric Moseng
Thomas William Thomas William
Don Kingsley Don Kingsley
Robert Allen Robert Allen
Emily Longstreth
Lisa Goulian Lisa Goulian
Charles Linza Charles Linza
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Randall England
Paul Rawson Paul Rawson
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Storyline

Set in 2032, as missions from Earth are being sent to explore Mars. After two groups of astronauts are mysteriously killed following the discovery of strange artefacts on the martian surface, the crew of the SC-37 go in to try and find out what happened. They soon learn what became of their predecessors when a bloodthirsty space monster begins lunching on members of the crew. Will any of them make it back to Earth alive? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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...In Space scientists have discovered a new life form...they are about to wish they hadn't...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Todesgalaxie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Stefanianna Christopherson, who wrote and sings the ending theme song "Crystal of the Stars" was the voice of Daphne Blake in the cartoon series Scooby Doo, Where Are You! (1969). See more »

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Filmed Entirely in SPACE See more »

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Soundtracks

Crystal of a Star
Music by Doug Katsaros
Lyrics by Stefanianna Christopherson (as Stefani Christopherson)
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Is this for real?
1 December 2008 | by lost-in-limboSee all my reviews

Oh this wasn't good. Far from it! The problem here is that isn't entertaining and it seems to get worse as it goes along, but 'Star Crystal' is a hard one to get your head around. Everything looks bare bones… and it is. But what does it in, is that it just lounging about… aimlessly. It was completely dull and uneventfully drawn out. Wooden performances, drably second-rate sets and vapid dialogues in the mould of 'Alien (1979)'. Truly routine, but a z-grade rehash! We get some tentacle action as the meagre crew are quickly picked off when they encounter the threat. So it's the survival of the fittest, with some minor hopeless diversions. Then it spontaneously changes course in the last 10 minutes (you'll see), and I don't know what the film-makers were thinking. It was so unhinged and ridiculous; you could be mistaken in asking "Was it the same movie?" However talk about cheese… super cheesy and laughable! 'can we just get along?' And wait for the sweetly weeping closing song about crystal… Oh why? Saying it was goofy is an understatement, but hey you can't see this one coming.

The special effects must have received top-billing, (no it did, but scrap the meteor shower sequence) with few icky inclusions and dashes of blood, but it's still a spotty display. The creature is mixture of a slug and fluorescent E.T., as we watch it morph from a puddle that dripped off some outerspace crystal. The score has that dreamy, soft edge that seems to meld in quite well.


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