Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coming Attractions: DARK STAR (1974) Theatrical Trailer

Not too long ago, I wrote about the Dark Star paperback novelization by Alan Dean Foster. That got me thinking that it was time to watch the movie again, and that reminded me that I hadn't yet posted the trailer to the John Carpenter-Dan O'Bannon sci-fi comedy here on the blog. So... here it is! Enjoy.


  1. Utterly delightful!

    I'd forgotten how funny that movie is. I first saw it decades ago and scarfed up a VHS. I don't think I've ever gotten an upgrade. It might be time.

    The talking bomb! Delightful!

    Rip Off

  2. One of the classic bad SF movies! IIRC "Galaxina" had a similar ball-shaped creature :-)

    I'm trying to trace down one more movie from the pre-DVD time period, though - it took place on a spaceship, and involved a person who was rescued from a "lost transporter beam". IIRC there were some references to the original Alien, and a parody of Mr. Data from the Next Generation.

    I have no idea what the name of it was, though it was pretty funny at the time.

  3. Storm the KlingonAugust 1, 2013 at 5:46 AM

    Man, I love this movie to bits. I saw it for the first time late Saturday night on PBS in S.F. back in '81 or '82; I remember laughing hard enough to wake up my mother.

    Back when San Diego Comic Con was still in our old convention center and had a fraction of its current attendees, the security department (which I was with for 2 years before being with Disabled Services for 10) would still page people you were looking for over the P.A. system. Whenever I was working, I'd put on The Computer's voice, start all announcements with a soft, sexy, "Attention... Attention...", and finish with "...thank you for observing ALL safety precautions..." There was always laughter from the dealer's room.

    Your Pal,

    Storm the Klingon