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Supernova

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Movie propaganda

Terror times infinity.

In the early 22nd century, the crew of the medical rescue vessel Nightingale 229 has recently departed for a routine patrol of deep space. On this quiet, lonely ship, it's business as usual for Captain Aj Marley (Robert Forster), co-pilot Nick Vanzant (James Spader), chief medical officer Kaela Evers (Angela Bassett), computer engineer Benj Sotomejor (Wilson Cruz), medical tech Yerzy Penalosa (Lou Diamond Phillips) and paramedic Danika Lund (Robin Tunney).

In these peaceful moments before they are called, the crew has no idea that an alien artefact has been mined out of a rogue moon millions of light years away but when the emergency distress signal finds them, they have no choice but to respond.

Dimension-jumping through space, the ship arrives in the centre of a massive celestial storm and in direct gravitational pull from a blue giant star about to implode. Caught in the powerful cosmic whirlpool of the star, the nightingale must also contend with Karl Larson (Peter Facinelli), the charismatic and mysterious young man they've rescued. Crew members start turning up dead, the survivors must unravel their refugee's secret and escape to their home galaxy before the giant star goes supernova.

Persons of interest

  • Robert Forster .... Captain AJ Marley
  • James Spader .... Nick Vanzant
  • Angela Bassett .... Kaela Evers
  • Wilson Cruz .... Benj Sotomejor
  • Lou Diamond Phillips .... Yerzy Penalosa
  • Robin Tunney .... Danika Lund
  • Peter Facinelli .... Karl Larson
  • Vincent D'Onofrio
  • William Malone .... Screenwriter
  • Daniel Chuba .... Screenwriter
  • Daniel Chuba .... Director

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Theatrical report

To sum up this "potato chip stuck in the couch-springs" film, it's Leviathan in deep space. There's nothing new about it (although I cannot imagine that the way they had sex in space is all that logical). Some big names are in it trying to make a comeback: Lou, Angela, James, Robin, Peter. That's a bucket load of talent but even they can't save a script this dead.

Security censorship classification

M (Medium level violence, low level sex scenes)

Surveillance time

89 minutes (1:29 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 4 July 2001

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