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Beyond the Rising Moon (1987)

An alien spaceship is being sought by various factions on Earth. A female cyborg and a rogue trader team up to stop evil forces from taking over the ship.


Philip J. Cook (as Philip Cook)


Philip J. Cook (as Philip Cook)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Tracy Davis Tracy Davis ... Pentan
Hans Bachmann Hans Bachmann ... Harold Brickman
Michael Mack Michael Mack ... John Moesby
Ron Ikejiri Ron Ikejiri ... Takashi Kuriyama
Rick Foucheux Rick Foucheux ... Robert Thorton
James Hild James Hild ... Kyle
Reggie Vaughn Reggie Vaughn ... George
Judith Z. Miller Judith Z. Miller ... Promethian Captain
Charles Lunsford Charles Lunsford ... Mr. Beaufusse (as Charles R. Lunsford)
Rick Sabatini Rick Sabatini ... Tebrook
Norman Gagnon Norman Gagnon ... Promethian Helmsman / Trooper #1
Philip Fidandis Philip Fidandis ... Norwegian Interworld Courier #1 / Trooper #3
Michael Genebach Michael Genebach ... Norwegian Interworld Courier #2 (as Michael L. Genebach)
Richard Lee Rutherford Richard Lee Rutherford ... Sparring Partner
Gary Cooper Gary Cooper ... Trooper #2


An alien spaceship is being sought by various factions on Earth. A female cyborg and a rogue trader team up to stop evil forces from taking over the ship.

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During the landings on the found planet, debris blows toward the landing craft or else there is no debris blowing. Debris would blow away from a landing craft's engines, not toward. See more »


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John Moesby: Since the initial discovery of the alien spacecraft in 2054 by the Antigen Corporation, we have located no other remnants of the Teserand culture. Why they abandoned the vessel? What do they look like? Where do they come from? Where did they go? All we have is a tantalizing piece of machinery, and damned few answers.
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"The Special Edition" is "special" all right...
6 June 2015 | by NardacBlefscuSee all my reviews

Originally released in 1987 as "Star Quest: Beyond The Rising Moon", this movie is a minor indie triumph with ambitious and charming old school, "Space:1999"-style model work and effects supporting stiff performances, pedestrian direction, and a derivative, predictable screenplay. That version is currently available on Youtube.

The "Outerworld" version now on Netflix and other sources is an appalling attempt to update and revise the film a la George Lucas's tweaks to the original STAR WARS trilogy and is about a thousand times less successful (and Lucas attempts were abject failures). No attempt has been made to mesh the original effects with the tacky and immediately-dated 2005 CGI and the film source appears to come from a very dated, late 1980s master. At the very least, a new film scan should have been struck and the original, unadulterated version made available to exist along side this "special edition" abortion but that is not the case. Ugh.

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1 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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