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Comic 1043 - Ep. 16, Page 78

7th Jun 2012, 4:35 AM in Episode 16 :: Save My Place | Load My Place
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)

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smbhax 7th Jun 2012, 4:35 AM edit delete
I just watched the 1974 sci-fi dark comedy movie Dark Star over on AMC's B-Movies streaming site thing (as I write this, the whole site has gone blank, but eh I'm sure it'll be back by the time you read this >_>).

Dark Star was a student film by John Carpenter, who would go on to horror film fame, and Dan O'Bannon, who three years later did computer special effects for a little movie called Star Wars, and later wrote a bunch of well-known movies, including Alien, Blue Thunder, and Total Recall.

Although Dark Star is an intentionally absurd dark comedy of a highly dysfunctional crew trying to execute a questionable deep space mission on a damaged ship, O'Bannon would rework many of the main themes--an isolated ship in deep space, a mission gone horribly awry, an alien loose on the ship, and AI who don't necessarily act in the best interests of the crew--into the much more successful Alien five years later.


skorpen 7th Jun 2012, 4:58 AM edit delete reply
Dark Star is awesome.
smbhax 7th Jun 2012, 5:16 AM edit delete reply
:D I only just found out about it like a few months ago!
cattservant 7th Jun 2012, 5:40 AM edit delete reply
That's right! Control...Hah!
smbhax 7th Jun 2012, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
I thought he was so convincing! =o
moizmad 7th Jun 2012, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
Not for long Buster!
smbhax 7th Jun 2012, 6:51 PM edit delete reply
Aw pfff! =P