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Dark Star


Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dan O'Bannon, Dre Pahich View All


Dan O'Bannon (Screenplay), John Carpenter (Screenplay), John Carpenter (Director) View All

Release: Apr. 1st, 1974
Runtime: 1 hour, 23 minutes
A group of scientists are sent on a mission to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have to battle their alien mascot as well as a "sensitive" and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.
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Most importantly, though, due to O'Bannon's flustered performance - it's too bad he didn't act more - and his wry dialogue, the movie is quite funny.
And despite the movie aiming for a dark comedy, I am not embarrassed to say that I was kind of moved by the film's last 10 minutes or so.