|of German titles:||Dark star - dark star|
|original title:||Dark star|
|production country:||The USA|
|length (PAL - DVD):||83 minutes|
|of source language:||English|
|film script:|| John Carpenter, |
Dan O' Bannon
|cut:||Dan O' Bannon|
Table of contents
the Dark star is for 20 years on the way and destroys unstablePlanet for the following Kolonialisation. The captain was killed before longer time in an accident and lies since then on ice. The four still living, unrasierten and keep-drawn crew members purged to the lethargy and go themselves only mutually on the nerves. In the observation dome sitDoolittle and Talby and sinnieren in each case over the beauty of wave riding and Meteorschwärmen.
Pin-bake by a unfortunate coincidence on the Dark star came, however to the situation resigned himself, he must now with the widerspenstigen extraterrestial Maskottchen trouble, which the crew picked up, „the Exoten “, a kind beach ball with feet (Pinbacks rewriting has: „annoying hopping vegetable “).
Storage water heater makes crude fun and plays gladly with weapons around. Doolittle took over and directs the place of the Captains the Dark star by the emptiness of the area. So it could continue probably eternally,if not with passing a Asteroidenfelds of the communication lasers one had damaged. Consequently the speaking bomb gets No. 20 the instruction for detonation, although the release mechanism is destroyed, so that the ship is in danger.
Doolittle covers its space suit and goes outside, around thoseTo convince bomb on philosophical way not to explode. , The bomb of Decartes' methodical doubt succeeds to it („I think, therefore am I.to convince “). However bomb 20 turns out by the philosophical excursion trained after a considering time to the conclusion that itprobably - equal to that Jewish/Christian creator God alone in the universe is. She quotes the Biblical genesis and explodes with the words „it becomes light! “. The Dark star including storage water heater and pin-bake by the fire ball are destroyed. Talby and Doolittle, which are outside of the ship, survive firstand their dreams fulfill themselves: Talby finds its meteorite swarm, which into the widths of the universe carries him forward and Doolittle surft and glows with a wreck part of the Dark star its last large wave into the atmosphere of a planet.
The melancholische Titelsong „Benson, Arizona “in the Countrystil by Bill Taylor one wrote the text, one composed by John Carpenter and one sang John Yager.
See also: 2001: Odyssey in space
trivia in Dark star for the first time in film history the designation „alien “for an extraterrestial way of life. For thoseGerman synchronisation was translated it however still with „Exot “. Dan O' Bannon - which the role pin-bake plays, cut the film and the film script to the film along-wrote - has and. A. likewise the film script to the film Alien written.
With American versions is the sleep space scenecensored. In the background Pinups from the magazine Playboy hang. These were blurred shown, in order to receive a release for all age groups (“general Audiences “). In Europe this scene was usually unzensiert. The new DVD von Atlantis contains however a censored version.
The Director' s CUT- Version is shorter around some minutes.