Deep Space (1987) reviews and overview

  
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‘They created a monster over lunch. Now it’s back for dinner…’

Deep Space – stylized as DeepSpace – is a 1987 American science fiction horror film co-produced and directed by Fred Olen Ray from a screenplay co-written by T.L. Lankford. The movie stars Charles Napier, Ann Turkel and Bo Svenson. Steve Neill (Puppetmaster; The Stuff) provided the special effects makeup. It was released in 1988.

Plot:

A U.S. satellite transporting a secretly engineered creature crashes to Earth near Los Angeles.

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Police officers Ian McLemore (Charles Napier) and Carla Sandbourn (Ann Turkel) are assigned to pursue the escaped mutant beast.

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Along the way, they clash with their superior, Capt. Robertson (Bo Svenson), and the scientists behind the project.

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Psychic Lady Elaine Wentworth (Julie Newmar) also lends them a hand before McLemore uses a chainsaw to battle with the beast in a fight to the finish…

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Reviews [click links to read more]:

Deep Space is one of the better bad movies I’ve seen. Its flagrant ripping off of Alien is quite amusing, and it has quite a few great one-liners. Charles Napier is perfectly cast as the gruff and tough McLemore. The monster itself, what little we see of it, is quite interesting as well.” BadMovies.org

” …this sci-fi/horror meringue is well handled and the screenplay (by Ray and T.L. Lankford) has good characters and dialogue […] Part of the fun is watching character actors Anthony Eisley, Peter Palmer, James Booth and Julie Newmar.” John Stanley, Creature Features

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“The final fight is pretty funny and pretty dumb. Despite some heavy firearms, the creature was ultimately done in with a fire axe, a chainsaw and a jar of Roach-B-Gone from a pest control company. Thankfully, the credits started rolling within a minute of the creature’s death to help numb the pain.” Movies, Films and Flix

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” …pretty solid Fred Olen Ray fare, schlock horror, sci-fi, and action all mixed into one for a fun time; but the thing takes on another level with Napier as the lead. As great as he is as a supporting character, he’s that much better when it’s his show.” Direct to Video Connoisseur

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Main cast:

  • Charles Napier
  • Ann Turkel
  • Bo Svenson
  • Ron Glass
  • Julie Newmar
  • James Booth
  • Norman Burton
  • Jesse Dabson
  • Elisabeth Brooks
  • Anthony Eisley
  • Peter Palmer
  • Fox Harris
  • Michael Forest
  • William Fair
  • Richard Wiley
  • Mohamed Najjar
  • Dawn Wildsmith

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