This film, which is a debut film of John Carpenter, is quite preposterous. First, before this film, there is a masterpiece of SF film which is a Stanley Kubrick¡»s work ¡░2001: A Space Odyssey¡▒. Compared with Kubrick¡»s, it is a directly opposite style. Contrast to Kubrick¡»s carried weight and is very difficult, this film is funny and absurd. It is a feature of Carpenter¡»s films; there are many funny scenes, which transcend an imagination. The plot of this film is nothing special. The spaceship crew who have a mission, but their life is a continuity of boredom, so as to their acting is very funny. Childish pranks of the crew and a pet alien which looks like a beach ball with claws, Ii makes people cannot help laughing. In addition, this film was made when Carpenter was a student of university. It was a low-budget film, so some special effects were little bit clumsy. Nevertheless, it deserves to watch because it is a comedy film, so it makes people feel funnier. As watching these scenes, I cannot help recognizing Carpenter¡»s imagination is great. Dan O¡»Bannon who co writes screenplay with Carpenter and played one of the crew, after that he created ¡░Alien¡▒. This is also interesting thing. Anyway, this film is quite funny, and more, soundtrack that also matched with film, made well. John Carpenter usually took charge of music in own films as well as this film; he used amusing music for the soundtrack to make a funny scene.