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Earth Star Voyager: Part 1 

The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the ... See full summary »


James Goldstone


Ed Spielman
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Duncan Regehr ... Jacob Brown - Former Commander
Brian McNamara ... Jonathan Hays - Command Specialist
Julia Montgomery ... Sally Arthur, MD - Space Medicine
Jason Michas ... Jessie Bienstock - Computer Sciences
Tom Bresnahan ... Huxley Welles - Navigation (as Tom Breznahan)
Margaret Langrick Margaret Langrick ... Luz Sansone - Communication
Sean O'Byrne ... Vance Arthur
Peter Donat ... Admiral Beasley
Ric Reid ... Capt. Forbes
Frank C. Turner ... Willy
Dinah Gaston Dinah Gaston ... Lani Miyoai - Communication
Bruce Harwood ... Leland Eugene, MD - Psychiatrist
Bill Croft ... Trager
John 'Bear' Curtis ... Whistlestick
Stephen Dimopoulos ... The Crier


The Earth Star Voyager is a spaceship sent to another solar system to prepare it for colonization. Earth itself is horribly polluted, so the mission is vitally important. But as the departing starship gets under way, signs begin to emerge that their mission may unwittingly be part of a larger conspiracy. Written by Ben Hallert <hallert@mediaone.net>

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Release Date:

17 January 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csillagutasok See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Sally Arthur was born in 2064. See more »


The ship supposedly catches up to with radio waves broadcast from Earth in the past. This is impossible as radio waves travel at the speed of light and the ship only near the speed of light. Only an FTL drive can catch something traveling at the speed of light. See more »


Capt Jonathan Hays: [Jonathan has read the readout by Priscilla and Beanie describing the Airlock 3 egress malfunction that killed Captain Forbes. He stands in front of the maintenance team]
Capt Jonathan Hays: Thank you, you're repairs have been confirmed.
[the maintenance team doesn't move]
Capt Jonathan Hays: . You were not responsible, you may go.
[the maintenance team leaves the bridge]
Jessie 'Beanie' Bienstock: [Beanie is at his console, re-checking the readout on the malfunction]
Jessie 'Beanie' Bienstock: I've got it!
Capt Jonathan Hays: [Jonathan moves over to Beanie's station to look over his shoulder]
Jessie 'Beanie' Bienstock: [...]
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Originally shown in two parts See more »

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Inspired me to take up engineering
10 December 1999 | by RokkySee all my reviews

Earth Star Voyager is one of those gems of science fiction television that comes once in a blue moon. The characters and storyline were very believable. I was equally enthralled by the politics that went on aboard the ship as well as the special effects. On the special effects side, they were done with careful precision, although they do seem dated when compared to the computer generated mish-mash of today (i.e., Matrix, Jurassic Park, etc.). I first saw ESV back in Junior High and fell in love with it. I would count this made-for-television movie as one of the inspirations for me to take up engineering in college several years later. I believe we will climb towards the stars someday, just as the crew of ESV did in the movie. I have no doubt.

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