Friday, January 6, 2017

Weird Double Feature: Dark Star & Prometheus

I know this appears to be the strangest double feature ever, but consider that Dark Star was penned by Dan O'Bannon, who later wrote the script for Alien, with the beachball alien from "Star" in mind.  Also several aspects of the John Carpenter directed comedy Sci-fi feature from 1974 have shown up in subsequent film in the Alien franchise (see, for example, the finger skipping scene with ice pick in "Star" and shows up in Aliens with Bishop).  Recently the most striking aspect for me is the communication with the cryotube in "Star" that we see David engaging in with Wyeland in Prometheus. So thought a comparison was in order.  Besides, my 14 1/2 year cat loves this stuff!

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