In the mid twenty-first century, mankind has reached a point in its technological advances to enable colonization of the far reaches of the universe. DARK STAR is a futuristic scout ship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermosteller Bombs, it prowls the darkest reaches of space on a mission to seek out and destroy unstable planets ahead of the colonist. But there is one obstacle that its crew members 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!
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Made for a reported $60,000, directed, produced and scored by John Carpenter, from a script by Carpenter and the late Dan O'Bannon (who also stars). O'Bannon would go on to write Alien (pay attention and you'll find elements in Dark Star that were later used in Alien). Props employed by Carpenter include furnace filters, foam packing, muffin tins, and a beach ball with rubber feet (as the ship's pet alien). The bombs are hilarious and not to be missed. Recommended.
The granddaddy of all sci-fi comedies
An interesting period piece.
quirky, fun, bizarre, low budget , characters, 'spaced out, did I say quirky; I enjoyed it. Concepts, music etc has evolved into the modern day sifi classics