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  Dark Star (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dark Star is a 1973 sci-fi motion picture tongue-in-cheek comedy directed by John Carpenter and co-written with Dan O'Bannon, which explores the theme of cabin fever aboard a spacecraft on its 20-year mission to destroy unstable planets.
Four lonely astronauts aboard DARK STAR are adrift in space, have several adventures and find various ways to relieve their boredom.
It is the middle of the 22nd century and the scout ship "Dark Star" has been despatched on a twenty year deep space mission to destroy orbitally unstable planets that could threaten future colonization efforts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dark_Star_(film)   (1807 words)

 Dark Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dark star, a star whose gravity is strong enough to trap light, though mostly superceded by the concept of "fl holes."
RQ-3 Dark Star, a military drone operated by the United States from 1996 to 1999
Dark Star (film), a 1973 film directed by John Carpenter
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dark_Star   (223 words)

 Dark Star
Dark Star is a very funny film, it depicts an all too plausible future where technology has robbed man of any meaningful control over his life.
Starring O'Bannon himself as ultra-neurotic spaceman Pinback, plus a cast of hirsute unknowns, the movies covers the last days in the life of four deep-space stoner garbage men trapped in a rusting starship and lumbered with a brain-numbingly tedious 20 year bombing mission.
A subversive college-boy masterpiece which remains eminently watchable nearly 30 years later, Dark Star foreshadowed the pure cinematic brilliance of Assault On Precint 13 and serves as a sobering testament to Carpenter's pre-schlockmesiter brilliance.
www.geocities.com /j_nada/carp/dark.html   (662 words)

 maytg - Dark Star
For those who don't know what it is about, Dark Star tells the story of five-man space ship on a mission to locate planetary systems with both habitable worlds and also planets which are in unstable orbits.
Coincidentally, the dark areas at the sides and top of the image are from scotch tape residue.
The subplot of Dark Star involving the beach ball alien has been generally accepted as a for-runner for Alien, which was co-written by Dan O'Bannon.
members.tripod.com /~maytg_jedi/darkstar.htm   (1808 words)

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The rest of these Dark Stars are almost certainly fragmentary on the masters of the circulating tapes.
The structure of this Dark Star (a "Live Dead", or "First Stage" Dark Star) is as follows DS theme & jam > 1st vocals > jam > DS theme jam & 2nd vocals > transition > another tune (e.g.
Stephen) The Second Stage Dark Star evolved during the summer of '69 -- primarily by the moderate expansion of the jamming before 1st vocals and the addition of "space" after the 1st vocals.
www.deadlists.com /dlsite/dark_star.txt   (1106 words)

 Dark Horse Comics - Celebrating 20 Years
Dark Horse Comics announces the 2006 Comic-Con International: San Diego Contest, designed to bring a Dark Horse fan to the largest comic convention in North America, July 20-23 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Dark Horse Comics - in conjunction with adidas - is pleased to announce the debut in May 2006 of a very special custom Dark Horse shoe and track jacket.
Dark Horse Comics will be donating all profits ($18,000) of the shoe and jacket sales to the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of First Amendment rights for members of the comics community.
www.darkhorse.com   (334 words)

 The Annotated "Dark Star"
It really holds the spirit of Dark Star, and is a wonderful testament to the originality and depth of the Dead's music through the years.
"Dark Star" was included by Jim Henke, chief curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, on the list of the 500 most influential songs in rock and roll.
As a star is crushed to higher densities in its evolution, the electrons form a degenerate electron gas.
arts.ucsc.edu /gdead/agdl/darkstar.html   (2638 words)

Q:(T)Well,if it (the dark star) were close enough to be illuminated, the obvious is that it would be SEEN.
So, we have these two physical disasters or events, the coming brown star and the comet cluster, but we have been told that this time it is going to be different because this time it is accompanied by a plane convergence.
While the dwarf star is being pulled back in again, returning at the speed it was shot out of the sun when it popping out of a Black Hole, and that left a trail of planets in between it and the sun like all of the stars that popped out of a fl hole.
www.mrinbetween.com /pages/Dark_Star.html   (1117 words)

 Dark Star, by RocketChick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She was a star under this mountain, casting a constant light in the darkest of times, keeping the team together with sheer determination and fierce loyalty.
But like a star that's burned out and collapsed, you'll feel her in her absence.
The star flares outward in one last brief, brilliant cascade of energy and goes dark.
rocketfic.com /fanfic/darkstar.html   (585 words)

 Dark Star (1973)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Welcome to the deep-space cruiser Dark Star; charged with the objective of destroying unstable planets and filled with a top-notch crew of dedicated astronauts.
Ordinarily the crew might have realised the problem but not on the good ship Dark Star - so much is broken or lost that one more breakdown get forgotten under the more pressing situation of having no toilet paper (it was all destroyed when the storage area blew-up).
The most refreshing aspect of Dark Star is that it absolutely refuses to take itself seriously, revelling in a broth of humour, irreverence and stoned apathy.
www.film.u-net.com /Movies/Reviews/Dark_Star.html   (459 words)

 Zones - Star Wars
Here at Dark Horse, Jeremy Barlow, Dave Marshall, and I -- along with creators like John Ostrander, Jan Duursema, John Jackson Miller, Brian Ching, Rob Williams, Brandon Badeaux, and a host of others -- have been working on our twentieth/thirtieth anniversary plans for over a year now.
You've already seen Knights of the Old Republic, and a sneak peek at Rebellion (issue #1 is on sale just a few days from this writing!), and it's almost time for us to let our latest cat out of the bag: Legacy.
Dark Horse, Dark Horse Comics, and the Dark Horse logo are trademarks of Dark Horse Comics, Inc., registered in various categories and countries.
www.darkhorse.com /zones/starwars/index.php   (191 words)

 Amazon.com: Dark Star: DVD: Brian Narelle,Cal Kuniholm,Dre Pahich,Dan O'Bannon,Adam Beckenbaugh,Cookie Knapp,Michael ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Dark Star's crew is on a 20-year mission to destroy unstable planets and make way for future colonization.
John Carpenter once described Dark Star as "Waiting for Godot in space." Made at a cost of practically nothing, the film's effects are nevertheless impressive and, along with the number of ideas crammed into its 83 minutes, ought to shame makers of science fiction films costing hundreds of times more.
The plot of Dark Star is simple; she must make star systems safe for future human inhabitants by clearing unstable planets.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000F169?v=glance   (1882 words)

 Dark Star: The First Carpenter Classic
Comedy is not the first thing that jumps to mind when one thinks of John Carpenter, but back in the early 1970s, it was a science fiction slapstick film that first got the young director noticed.
The final image of Dark Star, an astronaut from Malibu space-surfing on a piece of the ship as he’s pulled to his death by a nearby planet, is oddly haunting.
Dark Star may feel incredibly dated today, but to see two future giants of the science fiction industry making such a silly piece of fluff is quite a kick in its own right.
www.space.com /sciencefiction/movies/dark_star_000718.html   (1051 words)

 Dark Star Theory Brown Dwarf Binary Companion Andy Lloyd Zecharia Sitchin
Dark Star Theory Brown Dwarf Binary Companion Andy Lloyd Zecharia Sitchin
The Dark Star, a warm planetary object larger than Jupiter, was first spotted in 1983 by IRAS scientists.
Read about the 'Dark Star' in my book, available from Amazon.com at a reduced price, or as a signed copy direct from the author.
www.darkstar1.co.uk   (242 words)

 Dark Star Philosophia - Newsletter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The star we see from Earth is Sirius A, but are usually unaware of his companion star, Sirius B. Sirius B is an extremely small star and very dense - astronomers have estimated that a single cubic meter of its matter weighs about 20,000 tons.
A dark star is a star that is either too far away or too dim to be seen with the naked eye.
A star is a creature of light, a source of light.
www.darkstaronline.com /dspcatalog/dspnews/issue02.shtml   (1288 words)

 Binary Stars: Does Our Sun Have a Dark Companion? by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Q: (T) Dark matter, that I have read about, is what the astronomical community calls all the loose stuff floating around out in the cosmos that must exist because of the equations, but they can't see it.
First there was the story of the sun's companion brown star which is apparently approaching the solar system, and I would like to know, if possible, details of its orbit; that is, how far it is, what is its speed, and when it will be first seen.
That is the passing of this brown star, and this comet cluster.
www.cassiopaea.org /cass/twin.htm   (6030 words)

 Dark Star:the movie
Dark Star comes from John Carpenter's final work as a student at University of South California.
Four spacemen, on the wing of spaceship Dark Star, are in charge of sieving the Universe in order to destroy unstable planets so to clear solar systems to colonization.
Twilight fall on NGC-891 by Martin Segundo and the Santella Strings is one of the tracks it is programmed to broadcast for the listening enjoyment of the crew.
spazioinwind.libero.it /thedarkstar/dsmovie.html   (727 words)

 Amazon.com: Dark Star Safari : Overland from Cairo to Capetown: Books: Paul Theroux   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Dark Star Safari the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train.
Dark Star Safari : Overland from Cairo to Cape Town by Paul Theroux
I am not sure what Conrad means to each of these authors, but Theroux's Dark Star Safari seemed to give the best read on Africa as it was for that time he travelled there.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0618446877?v=glance   (3757 words)

 John Carpenter: Dark Star
Mankind has reached a point in it’s technological advances to enable colonization of the far reaches of the universe.
Armed with Exponential Thermosteller Bombs, the scout ship DARK STAR travels out on the very rim of the known universe, far in advance of colony ships, prowling the unstable planets.
The plot follows the misadventures of the four man crew of the Dark Star.
www.theofficialjohncarpenter.com /pages/themovies/ds/ds.html   (251 words)

 LucasArts Entertainment Company | Star Wars: Dark Forces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Explore the virtual Star Wars universe up close and personal
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
www.lucasarts.com /products/darkforces/splash.htm   (180 words)

 LucasArts Entertainment Company | Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II Genre:
In Dark Forces, Kyle Katarn, a young mercenary successfully infiltrated the Empire.
With this knowledge, he must stop seven Dark Jedi from unlocking the powers of a hidden Jedi burial ground.
www.lucasarts.com /products/jediknight/splash.htm   (227 words)

 Bomb #20 learns little phenomenology
In John Carpenter's Dark Star (1974) an asteroid storm and an escaped alien (in the form of a large beach ball with webbed claws) initiate a series of malfunctions on the already dilapidated starship.
And the darkness was without form and void.
And in addition to the darkness there was also me. And I moved upon the face of the darkness and I saw that I was alone.
www2.english.uiuc.edu /cybercinema/bomb20.htm   (554 words)

 Adler Miniatures 6MM Dark Star
Like the larger Denizen figures, Dark Star are designed to be used with any Science Fiction rules system, especially Battletech and Dirtside II.
These work great with Dark Star and all other similar sized miniatures.
Dark Star Miniatures are designed by Adler Miniatures and manufactured under license by Stone Mountain Miniatures.
www.historicalminiatures.com /admasf.htm   (205 words)

 Dark Star Designs
Dark Star Designs believes that truly inspired web design starts as a cooperative effort and we work closely with our clients as a team.
We believe that the design process is as important as the outcome, and we are dedicated to developing close personal ties with our clients to ensure your web site truly reflects your tastes, needs and personality, as well as striving for creative and innovative designs.
Whether you're a small business with a limited advertising budget, or a large corporation looking for extensive and original Web concepts Dark Star Designs can create an Internet solution to suit your needs.
www.darkstardesigns.com   (265 words)

 Dark Star (1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Plot Summary: Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised...
Goofs: Revealing mistakes: In one shot in the airlock, the "laser beams" were not printed in, but the hold-out matte where they were supposed to go is visible.
from NC When one takes into account that this was the first real film venture of John Carpenter and Dan O' Bannon, two incredibly influential and talented movie personas, Dark Star is not all that bad.
imdb.com /title/tt0069945   (424 words)

 Dark Star Detailed Movie Review
The crew of the spaceship Dark Star have a simple mission: cruise the galaxy and detonate dying suns.
For the most part life is simple and tedious, a run in with a beach-ball like alien a minor break in the routine.
Star Wars Revenge of the Sith plot spoilers
www.allscifi.com /Topics/Info_3599.asp   (554 words)

 IGN: Star Wars: Dark Forces
Find out what other IGN readers have to say about Star Wars: Dark Forces.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (PS)
Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (PS)
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 Dark Star
Only members of the dark star alliance can procede to the rest of the website; If you want to be a member then e-mail me, Genie Destroyer with your dark galaxy ingame name and state 'I want to be a member'
Its free and there's no age limit which is nice also.
Haven't got a username and password yet but a member of dark star, email me at the address above with your dark galaxy name, and rank, I will reply with both as quickly as possible.
www.geocities.com /darkstar_official   (200 words)

 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Dark Star at Epinions.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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Dark Star: What the Hell am I Watching?
Additional information on Dark Star or other products.
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 Dark Star - Compare Prices & Reviews at Smarter
Dark Star - Compare Prices & Reviews at Smarter
John Carpenter's low-budget debut feature is a hilarious romp set in the deepest reaches of outer space.
The haggard crew of the dilapidated Dark Star spaceship--Doolittle (Brian Narelle), Boiler (Cal Kuniholm), Pinback (Dan O'Bannon), and Talby (Dre Pahich)--is on an extended mission to seek out and destroy unstable planets.
www.smarter.com /movies-4/product/dark_star-13712   (147 words)

 Hammon Engineering - Recreating the Hagstrom Single Coil Bass Pickup
Check out the bass sounds on Jefferson Airplane's "Crown of Creation" and Grateful Dead's "Live Dead" to get an idea of the Hagstrom pickup sound.
Click here for ordering information on the Dark Star Pickup.
Dark Star Pickups - © Copyright 2004 Hammon Engineering, All Rights Reserved.
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