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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 »


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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 »

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Csillagutasok See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Jonathan Hays was born in 2067. See more »


The ship supposedly catches up with radio waves broadcast from Earth in the past. However, their objective was only 18.7 light years away. Especially since they had only begun the trip, they should not have received any broadcasts older than a few weeks or months old. The broadcasts they received range from 1927 to 1987, which should have been 101-161 light years from Earth by the year 2088, more than five times the distance to Demeter. Also, because light cannot vary speed, they would not have caught up to all the broadcasts at once. The broadcasts would have gradually gotten older as they traveled further from Earth. (Additional note: There is no reason to suspect that the intercepted radio signals were original broadcasts; although that is the aside made in the movie. These could be rebroadcasted (reruns) programs from Earth on the same day in the same spatial direction.) See more »


Luz Sansone: [Luz is analyzing her readouts on her screen and gets the confirmation of the mysterious follower that has been trailing Earth Star Voyager. She looks up to Jonathan in shock]
Luz Sansone: Jonathan, the blip. It's the Triton Coursaire, it's been the Triton Coursaire, all along!
Capt Jonathan Hays: Admiral, you've been following us?
Adm. Beasley: And despite my best efforts, you lost me. You're very good. I chose you to be the best, but you're even better than I hoped.
Capt Jonathan Hays: Um, thank you.
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Entertaining, humorous movie of its era
13 August 2005 | by HavaGSee all my reviews

Considering what it was up against, with a low budget and science fiction being so new in the television world, Earthstar Voyager is an extremely good B movie. We taped it off of TV years ago and even though we didn't tape the beginning of the second part, it still remains a family favorite. Why? It has an exceptional plot, considering what it had to work with (No aliens, no ultra, clichéd bad guys) it's hard to find excitement in space without those, but the movie is able to keep a good pace. Most of this is because of the script, which is very clever, and a cast that was able to click and be believable. Duncan Reghre excels and I must admit that Huxley's character is one of my favorite sci-fi characters ever. Add to these good parts the humor that just being a B movie can add (The exact same shot of the ship used every time, the outfits that the bad guys wear looking like they raided a costume store, etc.)and you've got a pretty fun movie. Unfortunately, unless enough people remember it, it will go down in the vaults as one of "Disney's failures" and never be re-released even on television. If they were to re-release it, however, I see it holding the possibility of becoming quite a cult classic.

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