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Old 08-30-2017, 07:20 PM
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sounds like an interesting movie. from what i'm reading, it was pretty well-received by critics despite being made on a shoestring budget. with time it became a cult classic.

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After its re-release in 1979, Roger Ebert gave the film three stars out of four, writing: "Dark Star is one of the damnedest science fiction movies I've ever seen, a berserk combination of space opera, intelligent bombs, and beach balls from other worlds."

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The "Beachball with Claws" segment of the film was reworked by Dan O'Bannon into the 1979 science fiction-horror film Alien. After witnessing audiences failing to laugh at parts of Dark Star which were intended as humorous, O'Bannon commented "If I can't make them laugh, then maybe I can make them scream."
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