Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical...
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Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue.
Lou Diamond Phillips who plays Yerzy turned down the role first few times when it was offered to him but once Walter Hill was hired as director he called Phillips and sent him 40 pages of his re-written script which Phillips liked and accepted the role. Problems arose when he did a rewrite of the script, not knowing that the president of United Artists was very attached to the script. Hill said the budget of the film was cut halfway through production. When filming started Hill was forced to keep re-writing the script while studio executives were on set watching over him. Hill also heavily re-wrote original script because he wanted to distance the film from Alien (1979), movie which he produced. Phillips also said that once Francis Ford Coppola was called in to re-edit the movie he sent everyone from the cast a letter saying; "All of your work in this film is quite good. It has its problems. I'm going to recut it, hopefully in the spirit of what Walter Hill wanted." But Hill ultimately took his name from the movie. See more »
When Kaela is using the VR unit to control Flyboy, she uses one hand to flip off Karl, but Flyboy uses the other, even though she is supposed to have complete and exact control over his body. See more »
Look at it! We don't even know what the hell that is. It can be just a light or a bomb or...
Or a sexual object; when you look right down to it, it looks like a...
[Nick interrupts immediately]
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VHS/DVD versions run 91 min. and are rated R. See more »
Unbelievably bad sci-fi "thriller" with a curious lack of thrills. This is one of those movies that thinks its audience is really interested in submarine-like sets and cool special effects of space warping instead of proper characterization. The dialog is so technical, and the cutting so confusing, that I had to rely on the music to tell me what was going on.
Truckloads of sex are dumped into the movie in an attempt to make it less sterile than other sci-fi films, but since we don't really know or care about the people involved in these zero gravity hookups, the result is that the movie feels like tacky softcore porn in outer space. Things improve a bit when the villain shows up, but it's a shame that he's played by a petulant brat instead of a proper actor.
Good thing Angela Bassett turned down "Monster's Ball," eh?
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