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The Starlost: Deception (1980)

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Three adventurers on a quest to save a giant spaceship from destruction encounter resistance from various residents of the isolated pods on the ship.


Harlan Ellison (creator) (as Cordwainer Bird), George Ghent (additional writer) | 4 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Keir Dullea ... Devon (archive footage)
William Osler ... Computer / Narrator (voice) (archive footage)
Gay Rowan ... Rachel (archive footage)
Robin Ward ... Garth (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ed Ames ... Mr. Smith (archive footage)
James Barron James Barron ... Garth's Father (archive footage) (as Jim Barron)
William Clune William Clune ... Captain (archive footage)
Pattie Elsasser Pattie Elsasser ... Secretary (archive footage)
Pat Galloway Pat Galloway ... Trent (archive footage)
Danny Hodgkins Danny Hodgkins ... Monster (archive footage)
Doris Petrie Doris Petrie ... Nurse (archive footage)
Les Rubie Les Rubie ... City Man (archive footage) (as Les Ruby)
Aileen Seaton Aileen Seaton ... Rachel's Mother (archive footage)
Allen Stewart-Coates ... Magnus (archive footage)
Angel Tompkins ... Daphne (archive footage)


Three adventurers on a quest to save a giant spaceship from destruction encounter resistance from various residents of the isolated pods on the ship.

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Originally shown as episodes of the series "Starlost, The" (1973). See more »


Edited from The Starlost (1973) See more »

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Recycled Starlost Episodes from '73.
1 March 2000 | by PhronqSee all my reviews

Starlost: The Deception is the result when Glen-Warren Productions takes two episodes of Starlost from 1973 and glues them together back-to-back. The orignal episodes are titled "Mr. Smith of Manchester" and "Gallery of Fear". In the former, Devon, Rachel and Garth spend time in a highly polluted over-industrialized dome dishing out CTV-Grade wisdom. In the latter, Our heroes encounter Magnus, a computer that causes them to see hallucinations of friends and family. Magnus also has a museum filled with CTV-grade art, and is up to no good.

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