dark star (1974), dir. John Carpenter
John Carpenter | USA | 83 min
Writers: John Carpenter & Dan O’Bannon
Cast: Dan O’Bannon, Dre Pahich, & Brian Narelle
On a 20-year mission destroying planets to clear a path for navigation routes, the crew of the Dark Star struggles to persuade a self-aware bomb it is time to detonate. Even the dead captain, stored in deep freeze, has little to offer in the way of advice. Possibly the first ever stoner space comedy, DARK STAR is presented in restored HD with the original space surfer (and inventor of the San Diego Chicken), Brian Narelle, the late O’Bannon’s wife Diane O’Bannon and Matt Lohr, co-author of Dan O’Bannon’s Guide to Screenplay Structure.
Full film available here.