Friday Flashback: Dark Star

John Carpenter’s first film also served as a dry run for Alien screenwriter Dan O’Bannon. Dark Star is about a crew of an interstellar ship faced with disaster far from Earth. Though there’s no xenomorph in this one, O’Bannon would transfer many of the themes to his more famous work. And unlike AlienDark Star is a dark comedy in keeping with Carpenter’s subversive mindset.

Leave a Reply