G | | Comedy, Sci-Fi
In the far reaches of space, a small crew, 20 years into their solitary mission, find things beginning to go hilariously wrong.
The knife trick performed by Boiler (Cal Kuniholm) is paid homage to years later in "Aliens (1986)" by Bishop (Lance Henriksen). "Dark Star" was co-written by Dan O'Bannon (playing Sergeant Pinback in the movie) who also wrote the story and screenplay for predecessor "Alien (1979)."
Intriguing. I wish I had more time to discuss this.
Doolittle: Why don't you have more time?
Bomb #20: Because I must explode in 75 seconds.
When Doolittle is talking to Bomb #20, the stars in the background change between shots.
Both versions of the film are commonly available on DVD and laser disc.