Schell, Anthony Perkins, Robert Forster, Joseph Bottoms, Yvette
Mimeux, Ernest Borgine
1979, 97 Minutes, Directed by: Gary Nelson
Description:A space crew travelling the cosmos runs into a
long-missing craft, manned by Dr. Hans Reinhardt. Upon meeting Reinhardt, the
astronauts discover that he is not only insane, but steadfast in his efforts to
travel through a nearby "black hole", an abyss from which no one can escape.
Matters worsen when Reinhardt holds the crew captive, after realizing that they
can help him reach his goal. The squad must now figure out a way to flee from
Reinhardt - before it's too late... —
Produced in the wake of the success of Star Wars, this
space opera produced by Disney feature some innovative special effects and
plot, alas, is quite substandard and serves as little else but
marketable cute robots and laser blaster fights al á
chase scenes in the Death Star aimed at children.
Mad scientists, baddy
robots who can't seem to shoot straight, plenty of explosions, no Valkyries with cleavage, zipper Star Trek-type costumes
and a black hole that turns red at one stage make for something
less fun than the worst exploitation sci-fl flick thrown at us by
the likes of Roger Corman. (Valkyries with
cleavage? Check out Battle
Beyond the Stars).