Saturday Afternoon Masterpiece Theater: John Carpenter's "Dark Star" From 1974

Submitted by: thezigrat 7 months ago in Entertainment Funny


Carpenter's dark comedy, and his original version of 'Alien' made on a $60,000 budget. Watch as the Haggled crew of the Dark Star as they go about their business of blowing up planets while dealing with hostile aliens and lack of toilet paper.

From IMDB: Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonized. 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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Male 40,584
Classic film I never could get into.  Just dull to me. But it had a link to KRUL so that's what I watched instead.
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Male 6,302
Gerry1of1 I love the Crystal Spider scene
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Male 40,584
thezigrat Yeah, Francesca Annis.... most beautiful woman in the world. She also played the mother in DUNE
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Male 6,302
Gerry1of1 Ever see the two Sci Fi TV Mini series Dune and Children of Dune? Both VERY GOOD (Although Children also covers Dune Messiah as well)
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Male 40,584
thezigrat Never saw it. But I saw Sharknado and that was cool
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Male 6,302
Gerry1of1 I wounder who keeps down voting our posts?
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Male 603
like OG futurama, 10000 years of human progress, and you're still probably gonna hate most things about your life.
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Male 6,302
thething911 Lack of toilet paper might cause anyone to hate their life
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Male 41,611
It really shows its low budget in many scenes... but who cares! Lolz!
A terrific movie, sci-fi fan mandatory viewing!
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Male 1,544
you must teach the bomb phenomenology....if you want to live
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Male 6,302
spanz Time to feed the alien ~opens mouth, points in~
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Male 1,544
thezigrat Beachball Alien tries to tickle Pinback to death in the elevator!  Classic!
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