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Dark Star is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by John Carpenter released in USA on 1 april 1974 with Dan O'Bannon

Dark Star (1974)

Dark Star
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Released in USA 1 april 1974
Length 1h23
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Science fiction,    Thriller,    Fantastic,    Comedy,    Adventure,    Comic science fiction
Rating62% 3.1487053.1487053.1487053.1487053.148705

Dark Star is a 1974 American comic science fiction film directed, co-written, produced and scored by John Carpenter, and co-written by, edited by and starring Dan O'Bannon.

Synopsis

In the mid 22nd century, mankind has reached a point in technological advancement that enables colonization of the far reaches of the universe. Armed with artificially intelligent "Thermostellar Triggering Devices", the scout ship "Dark Star" and its crew have been alone in space for twenty years on a mission to destroy "unstable planets" which might threaten future colonization of other planets.

Actors

Dan O'Bannon

(Sgt. Pinback alias Bill Fruge)
Nick Castle

(Ailien)
John Carpenter

(Talby Voice)
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