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Originally intended to be a 68 minute student film, Dark Star was the creation of University of Southern California film students John Carpenter and Dan O'Bannon. It is the twenty-first century story of four bored astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a ''smart bomb'' who thinks it is God...
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The story concerns the Dark Star's crew who are on a 20-year mission to destroy unstable planets and make way for future colonisation. The smart bombs they use to effect this zoom off cheerfully to do their duty. But unlike Star Trek, in which order prevails, the nerves of this crew are becoming increasingly frayed to the point of psychosis. Their captain has been killed by a radiation leak that also destroyed their toilet paper. "Don't give me any of that 'Intelligent Life' stuff," says Commander Doolittle when presented with the possibility of alien life. "Find me something I can blow up." When an asteroid storm causes a malfunction, Bomb Number 20 (the most cheerful character in the film) has to be repeatedly talked out of exploding prematurely, each time becoming more and more peevish, until they have to teach him phenomenology to make him doubt his existence. And the film's apocalyptic ending, lifted almost wholly from Ray Bradbury's story "Kaleidoscope", has the remaining crew drifting away from each other in space, each to a suitably absurd end. --Jim Gay
Got this to replace ny other copy that developed a fault. Classic SF so funny . My kids are also now into this film.Published 13 days ago by Mr. James F. Forrest
A cult Sci-Fi film. What its about is well enough described in a lot of places. The quality of the video is less than we expect in a modern film and as its only 30 yrs or... Read morePublished 19 days ago by JMK
A film I remember from my childhood. Not a great film but amusing how they have to persuade a nuclear bomb not to blow them up.Published 20 days ago by Neonant
At first I thought nah this is stupid and it has aged badly but I stuck with it and started to see the funny side of it. When you meet the ALien then you get it or you don't. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Tweetiti
have always loved this film it is so weird. Delivered really quicklyPublished 26 days ago by nannaraine
A Great Debut from John Carpenter about a The Crew of A Spaecship slowly going a bit nutty due to their long space flight on top of the fact they have to contend with An Angry... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
Well I love this movie, one of my favourites.
So I was going to like it.
Pleased with the material, extras, packaging etc.. Read more