Dark star

United States, 1974

Film
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Set in the 21st Century, and influenced by ‘Dr. Strangelove’ and ‘2001: a space odyssey’, “Dark Star” is essentially a serious concept about the condition of humankind. Entertaining and exciting, it also has dry humour and special effects that are out of this world. The scoutship Dark Star travels far in advance of the colony ships, combing the universe for unstable planets which could menace the main fleet. The crew of four men has been in space for twenty years, they must remain in space until all their bombs are gone and their mission is complete. Stars Brian Narelle, Dre Pahich, Cal Kuniholm and Dan O’Bannon.

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Credits

producer/director

John Carpenter

production company

Jack H. Harris

Duration

01:20:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1974

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304236

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

Wikidata

Q506580

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