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Deep Space (1988)

An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. ... See full summary »

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Fred Olen Ray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Napier ... Det. Ian McLemore
Ann Turkel ... Carla Sandbourn
Bo Svenson ... Capt. Robertson
Ron Glass ... Jerry Merris
Julie Newmar ... Lady Elaine Wentworth
James Booth ... Dr. Forsyth
Norman Burton ... Gen. Randolph
Jesse Dabson ... Jason
Elisabeth Brooks ... Mrs. Ridley
Anthony Eisley ... Dr. Rogers
Peter Palmer Peter Palmer ... Pike
Fox Harris Fox Harris ... Prof. Whately
Michael Forest ... Hawkins
William Fair ... Michaelson
Richard Wiley Richard Wiley ... Tech #1
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An American satellite with a new biological weapon gets out of control and crashes onto US territory. A slimy monster emerges and manages to escape, killing everyone who crosses his path. Police Lieutenant McLemore gets the job to stop the killing machine. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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They created a monster over lunch. Now it's back for dinner...

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alien - O Terror do Espaço See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$1,750,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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The creature is very similar in appearance to the creature in Alien. It attacks by grabbing onto the mouth of its victim before entering the victim's body. It bursts out of the chest of the victim. When the creature opens its mouth, another extension comes out of the mouth and opens its mouth. See more »

Goofs

In the opening credits Ann Turkel's name is misspelled as "Anne". See more »

Quotes

Jerry Merris: You know the big brown thing? It's gone.
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Referenced in Robot Ninja (1989) See more »

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Features cinema's best (and only) bag pipe seduction scene
19 November 2010 | by udar55See all my reviews

Maverick detectives Ian McLemore (Charles Napier) and Jerry Merris (Ron Glass) find a routine investigation of the death of two teenagers takes a twist when they discover the killer is some kind of mutant alien thingy created by the U.S. Government. Naturally, whatever they do pisses off Capt. Robertson (Bo Svenson, proving he really isn't Napier in real life) and interferes with McLemore's plans on bedding young police woman Carla Sandbourn (Ann Turkel). Just kidding, he has mad bag piping skills that get her to take her clothes off (really!). This low-rent ALIEN rip-off from Fred Olen Ray works mostly due to the lead performance by Napier. He is genuinely funny and totally game for the crazy stuff he is asked to do (chasing mini-aliens around L.A.; chainsawing the monster in the finale). And the aforementioned seduction by bagpipe is truly something you've never seen before. Ray skimps on the gore and nudity (odd for him) but does deliver a nice gooey monster (which apparently comes with its own strobe light). Julie Newmar pops up for a few scenes as a psychic who is always calling McLemore with tips on where the alien is. Nice way to cover your holes, Fred.


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