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The Osiris Chronicles (1998)

The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (original title)
In the future, galactic civil war destroys the human space civilization and a new Dark Age begins. On a distant planet, a scavenger looking for his abducted sister teams up with a former general who wishes to rebuild the Galactic Republic.


Joe Dante


Caleb Carr
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
John Corbett ... Justin Thorpe
Carolyn McCormick ... Rula Kor
John Pyper-Ferguson ... Heenoc Xian
Elisabeth Harnois ... Maggi Sorenson
J. Madison Wright J. Madison Wright ... Nova Thorpe
Darryl Theirse ... Wally Price
Marjorie Monaghan ... Jana
Joel Swetow ... Shahklan
Philip Moon ... Valois
Rod Taylor ... General Sorenson
Lilyan Chauvin ... Mashwah
Rhino Michaels ... Baraka
Dick Miller ... Peddler
Rob Elk ... Guard
Dyrk Ashton ... Thief #1


In this failed TV pilot, a shadowy sage figure calling himself the Warlord recalls his role in reshaping the galaxy. In a distant future, a pointless galactic civil war fueled by nationalism and globalism tore apart the progressive human federation that colonized the galaxy. A new Dark Age marked by lawlessness, brutality and failure of most advanced technology began. On a small faraway world, Justin Thorpe, an experience thief and scavenger who grew up after the fall of civilization, agrees to help the elderly General Sorenson, one of the last surviving leaders of the long gone federation army, to restart his powerful starship, the Osiris, and flee the planet in order to try reassembling the scattered remnants of the old federation and build a new alliance which could bring hope to the galaxy and rebuild the Galactic Republic. In return, the general agrees to first help Thorpe find his abducted little sister, Nova. Sorenson's granddaughter Maggi, a spunky teen with a natural talent ...

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All Hell is about to break loose in the Heavens.


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Rod Taylor's role was originally meant for Christopher Lee. See more »


References Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) See more »

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An opportunity for improvement
6 September 2016 | by dsvseaquestSee all my reviews

Like all movies and stories, it has to start somewhere. There is a potential that some will like it and some will not. I for one really liked it. Although the baseline of the story has similarities from other shows, it had it's own uniqueness. What I disapprove of,is that they left it with the pilot instead of at least showing a few more episodes.

If you recall Star Trek (Original Series) also had similar issues - however the movie industry is really fresh out of ideas. The keep remaking the same movies over and over for example Spider Man, Superman, Peter Pan, War of the Worlds, Cape Fear, Bram Stokers Dracula, to name a couple.

The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy has an opportunity to expand beyond Star Trek the Movies - with today's technology it would be Damn Cool! :) I say to the producers - Use Benedict Cumberbatch as Justin Thorpe, Emma Stone as Rula Kor, and John Pyper-Ferguson as Heenoc Xian.

Hell this movie can yield on returns at lease $1.2 Billion... There is a lot of potential.

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27 January 1998 (USA) See more »

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