Dark Star (1974)

Dark Star
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating G
Runtime 1hr 23mins.
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
John Carpenter Music n/a 120781 8000001
Leslie Shatz Sound sound rerecording 120816 14000002
John Brasher Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000003
Nina Kleinberg Sound sound recording 120816 14000001
Tommy Wallace Art Assistant art direction associate 120974 9000002
John Carpenter Song ("Benson Arizona") 120859 8000003
John Yager Song Performer ("Benson Arizona") 120788 8000004
Dan O'Bannon Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Nick Spaulding Sound Effects n/a 120868 14000004
Dan O'Bannon Special Effects n/a 168 23000002
Jack Murphy Production Associate n/a 120822 25000002
Jim Danforth Other paintings 120795 26000001
Ron Cobb Other spaceship design 120795 26000002
Terence H Winkless Production Assistant n/a 275 25000001
John C Wash Animator special animator 483 23000005
Harry Walton Miniatures n/a 121083 23000003
Bob Greenberg Animator n/a 483 23000004
Gregory Jein Visual Effects modelmaker 419 23000001
Dan O'Bannon Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cookie Knapp Actor Computer 1 1000007
John Carpenter Director n/a 2 2000001
John Carpenter Producer n/a 3 3000001
Miles Watkins Actor Mission Control 1 1000006
Joe Saunders Actor Commander Powell 1 1000005
Dre Pahich Actor Talby 1 1000002
Cal Kuniholm Actor Boiler 1 1000003
Dan O'Bannon Actor Pinback 1 1000004
Jack H Harris Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Jonathan S Kaplan Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Dan O'Bannon Photography special effects photography 120835 6000002
Cliff Fenneman Photography n/a 120835 6000003
Dale Beldin Photography n/a 120835 6000004
Douglas Knapp Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
J Stein Kaplan Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
John Carpenter Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Dan O'Bannon Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Brian Narelle Actor Doolittle 1 1000001
Synopsis
The four astronauts on the Dark Star are on a twenty-year mission to destroy unstable planets in systems which are on their navigation routes. As they near the end of their mission, the ship's computer loses its control over the "smart bomb" onboard which is determined to detonate. Working to stop this calamity is the ship's commander, the late Commander Powell, who is frozen, but can still offer advice.