Other Movies I Love in Which Things Go to Hell on a Spaceship, in Alphabetical Order

2001: A Space Odyssey
Empire Strikes Back
Moon (which technically happens on a space station, but whatever)
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan


I feel like there must be some I’m forgetting.


  1. Posted June 12, 2012 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    How can you forget John Carpenter’s Dark Star?

  2. adrienne
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I don’t know this one, Jim. I’m adding it to my Netflix queue.

  3. Chad
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed all of those save the first one. I think 2001 is the most boring movie I’ve ever seen in my life. I get sleepy just thinking about it.

    When Empire Strikes Back first came out I saw it every night for two weeks.

  4. adrienne
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    A lot of people feel that way about 2001.

    Empire is one of those movies I can kind of recite, I’ve seen it so many times. I think the first time I saw it, my parents brought me to the drive-in.

  5. momster
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I took you one afternoon to that theater in Brockport.We probably did see it again at a drive-in.

  6. momster
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    That couldn’t have been Brockport,it must have been Rome.They had a wonderful drive-in there too.I remember taking you because I didn’t care much for the film.I liked parts though.

  7. Terri
    Posted June 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I loved the Wrath of Khan – how buff was Ricardo Montalban!

  8. Steph
    Posted June 13, 2012 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    How could you forget the perfectly awful Space Camp with one of my all-time favorite lines: “Whip me, beat me, take away my charge cards… NASA is talking!”???

    I saw 2001 when it first came out and wasn’t at all bored…of course, back then smoking was allowed in movie theaters and I suspect the air was particularly herbal that night.

  9. adrienne
    Posted June 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know Space Camp, either.

  10. momster
    Posted June 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Ricardo Montalban was buff.It made the film all that much the easier to watch!

  11. annette
    Posted June 20, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    do you know _silent running_? hippie sci-fi with bruce dern…things try to go to hell on a spaceship, but bruce dern doesn’t let them. i cry my sentimental 12yo tears just like the first time every time i watch it.

  12. adrienne
    Posted June 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t seen this. I’m adding it to My List.

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