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4.0 out of 5 stars Starlost, but found again
Wow;

Thought this show was gone and long forgotten Great to be able to watch 1973 Canadian Sci Fi again. Hard to believe this show is now 36 years old.

Comes in a nice box set with a glossy informational insert about the series. The prints are in reasonable shape and are as good as can be expected from a show shot in 1973 with video tape. Even looks...
Published on Feb. 7 2009 by Doppleganger

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2.0 out of 5 stars Starlost Potential
This series is legendary in Canadian Science Fiction (yes, there is such a thing) as a potential lost. As a Canadian watching it there is a certain bitter sweetness. When you compare it to series at the time like Dr. Who and (yes) Star Trek it had production values, as good as, and in some cases better, than those legendary series.
After the first few episodes, you...
Published on June 27 2009 by Fuzzy Rixard


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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Starlost, but found again, Feb. 7 2009
This review is from: The Starlost - The Complete Series (1973) [Import] (DVD)
Wow;

Thought this show was gone and long forgotten Great to be able to watch 1973 Canadian Sci Fi again. Hard to believe this show is now 36 years old.

Comes in a nice box set with a glossy informational insert about the series. The prints are in reasonable shape and are as good as can be expected from a show shot in 1973 with video tape. Even looks quite good on the big screen TV.

A must for anyone who enjoyed watching this show back in the good old days. Some of the guest stars are well known from other sci fi series. (Barry Morse, space 1999 and John Calicos, Battlestar Galactica)

A cult classic worth picking up..enjoy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Original Canadian Sci-fi classic, Sept. 27 2009
This review is from: The Starlost - The Complete Series (1973) [Import] (DVD)
While the stories of how the creater of the show thought it was SO bad that he would only allow a Pen Name to be used in the Credits; the show is actually not that bad; and the theme is still kinda catchy today. It boasts a number of actors from other Sci-fi series (Walter Koenig & John Colicos from Star Trek; Barry Morse from Space 1999) and Canadian actors (Llyod Bochner & Trudy young) to name a few. The series made a wonderful transfer to DVD in both sound and picture (unlike the reviews of the VHS episodes). It's well worth the price for the nostalgic Sci-fi buffs. The ARK was somwhat inspired from the models used in Silent Running. Silent Running (Widescreen)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superb Classic SciFi, July 12 2009
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Dr. Keith W. Wilson (New Brunswick, Canada) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Starlost - The Complete Series (1973) [Import] (DVD)
Totally missed this from my childhood: was delighted to finally see it released on DVD. Some very familiar actors on the show will be known to this generation. The quality is really quite good given the age of the series!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Soo low budget, Such high ideals, Feb. 17 2012
This review is from: The Starlost - The Complete Series (1973) [Import] (DVD)
Ok, so a rebel, a pretty girl and an Amish guy run off in the night.
Oh wait. They`re all Amish. On a spaceship. With green foam accents *everywhere* (it must have been on sale).

I watched this as a kid and remember wishing it was made better because the storylines and concepts were so good.
I sat down to watch them as an adult and was pleasantly surprised. Yeah, the production is cheesy (did I mention the green foam) but it was really an enjoyable watch. The worst thing I can say is that it gets a little draggy in places because they didn`t seem to understand the concepts of space-adventure or action-sequence very well. The concepts behind the stories, and some of the special effects even, were really interesting. I spotted plotlines and even a few set designs that were lifted and used by later sci-fi series.
If you remember this one fondly at all, or are interested in early sci-fi,
I`d recommend it.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Starlost Potential, June 27 2009
This review is from: The Starlost - The Complete Series (1973) [Import] (DVD)
This series is legendary in Canadian Science Fiction (yes, there is such a thing) as a potential lost. As a Canadian watching it there is a certain bitter sweetness. When you compare it to series at the time like Dr. Who and (yes) Star Trek it had production values, as good as, and in some cases better, than those legendary series.
After the first few episodes, you start seeing how the private producers of the series "mickey moused" on the already slim budget. It was a pity that writer Harlan Ellison withdrew from the series in disgust, insisting that his pseudonym Cordwainer Bird be used, but I can't blame him. His talents would later be put to better use on the series Babylon 5.
That said, it was a good piece of science fiction. It also featured some internationally known Canadian actors, Barry Morse & John Colicos. It also featured actors known only within Canada. This is decent Science Fiction for the time when it was produced, particularly the early episodes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Canadian Sci Fi Favourite., Dec 19 2013
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William A. Stonier "Reader of many" (In a raindrop B.C.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Starlost - The Complete Series (1973) [Import] (DVD)
This Canadian made sci fi series Starring Keir Dullea was a favourite of mine in the 1970's. Author Harlan Ellison wrote the original screenplay but would only allow his alias Corwainer Bird to appear in the credits after withdrawing from the project.. Plagued by budgetary and technical difficulties this tv series still managed to have many famous Canadian and US actors playing roles. Sadly it only went on for two seasons. Rumours abound about the story being turned into a movie. Sony Pictures was apparently the last to option the film rights but there has been no word since. With the 2 extras, a short making of piece starring Dullea and Douglas Trumbu of Silent Running fame and a 16mm shot promo piece this is a must have for any Starlost fan. I think it really is time for a Canadian remake but this time with proper scripts and a decent budget.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy., Nov. 28 2013
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Surprisingly good for a 1970's Canadian TV production. The show is an obvious Silent Running rip off(used the same models). The quality of the DVD is very good
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5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Canadian SF show ever forgotten, Oct. 19 2013
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I loved this show growing up. Sure, the effects are cheesy and the pacing is maple syrup slow. When you realize it was filmed in a local tv studio by inexperienced staff and written by authors selected for their ability to work for minimum wage, it all makes sense. However, like all good SF it does make you think, and then the extraneous stuff doesn't matter so much.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good show, July 21 2013
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I was about 10 when I first watched this show and was very pleased to be able to get this DVD
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4.0 out of 5 stars the starlost, Feb. 22 2013
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for years we kept talking about this show that we'd seen when we were kids, and fifteen minutes on google followed by three seconds on amazon, we found the dvd copy. I wouldn't say it's for everyone, but if you like old style science fiction then this is definitely something you'd enjoy.
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