Dark Star

Dark Star

DVD - 2010
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Dark Star is a futuristic scoutship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that its' crewmembers did not count on--one of the ship's thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew.
Publisher: United States : VCI Entertainment, [2010]
Edition: Hyperdrive edition.
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9781557392718
1557392714
Branch Call Number: DAR
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (83 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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Calvacade
May 30, 2017

John Carpenter & Dan O' Bannon's ( he co-wrote Aliens ) first movie which grew out of a student film- this is a low budget cult classic- a funny parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey which subsequently went on to influence such fare as Red Dwarf. There's an accompanying documentary which is quite informative for aficionados of this seminal movie.

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jimg2000
Jun 29, 2014

A space farce with cheesy animations and special effects but relatively good as a USC film school product ... much more schooling for the writers, directors, actors, animators etc to mimic the 2001 a space odyssey film that was in theaters during 1968, years before this. Some rated this 4 stars; 6 or 8 stars for 2001 odyssey or any of the star wars?

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shortrach
Jun 24, 2012

that silver beach ball is gonna getcha. Carpenter's student project -- Lots of fun, very silly.

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jimg2000
Jun 30, 2014

Doolittle talks to bomb, Part 1 of 2:
-Hello, bomb, are you with me?
Bomb: Of course.

-Are you willing to entertain a few concepts?
Bomb: I am always receptive to suggestions.

-Fine. Think about this one, then: How do you know you exist?
Bomb: Well of course I exist.

-But how do you know you exist?
Bomb: It is intuitively obvious.

-Intuition is no proof. What concrete evidence do you have that you exist?
Bomb: Hmm...Well, I think, therefore I am.

-That's good. That's very good. But how do you know that anything else exists?
Bomb: My sensory apparatus reveals it to me.

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jimg2000
Jun 30, 2014

Doolittle talks to bomb, Part 2 of 2:
- Ah, Right! Now, listen, listen...here's the big question. How do you know... that the evidence your sensory apparatus reveals to you is correct?

-What I'm getting at is this: The only experience that is directly
available to you is your sensory data. And this sensory data is merely
A stream of electrical impulses which stimulate your computing center.
Bomb: In other words, all I really know about the outside world is relayed to me through my electrical connections.

-Exactly.
Bomb: Why,... that would mean that...I really don't know what the outside
universe is like at all, for certain.

-That's it! That's it!
Bomb: Intriguing.

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