Keir Dullea and Douglas Trumbull worked together on the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey as actor and Special Photographic Effects Supervisors, respectively. They would come together again 5 years later on a television show called The Starlost, which was created by Harlan Ellison. Ellison distanced himself from the production before the first episode even aired on Canadian TV…but there were 16 episodes anyway. Ben Bova served as science advisor.
Here’s the video of Dullea/Trumbull pitching the series…followed by all 16 episodes.
HENRi is a crowdfunded film by Eli Sasich about a derelict spaceship that becomes self-aware and builds itself a mechanical body in order to feel alive. A cool premise that’s been done before, sure, but the director openly cites “his love for the sci-fi films of the ’70s and ’80s, as well as the classic novels of Philip K. Dick and Isaac Asimov” for inspiration.
of meta-interest to SciFi fans is that it stars Supermans Margot Kidder and, as the voice of the AI, Keir Dullea, who played Dr. David Bowman in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Watch the trailer below…