Director: Douglass Trumbull. Cast: Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin. 89 min. Rated G. Sci-Fi.
Directed by the Oscar-winning SFX supervisor of 2001, Close Encounters, and BladeRunner. But considering the films we've seen, the story of an obsessed botanist who's ordered to annihilate his huge space-greenhouse, but kills his crewmates to prevent this, is incredibly boring. Then again, signs that this may have inspired some of the greatest sci-fi flicks of our time: robots with personalities/feelings (Star Wars), blurring the line between human and robot (BladeRunner), robots uploaded with software to expertly perform procedures (Matrix), and most prominently, the claustrophobia of being alone in a huge spaceship (Alien), are included here. Still, it was boring.