And speaking of Dan O’Bannon…Dark Star is O’Bannon’s 1974 collaboration with John Carpenter, the first feature from both men, made right after they got out of film school. The movie is about the crew of a spaceship that inadvertently picks up an alien that looks suspiciously like a beach ball with feet. Dark Star was written by Carpenter and O’Bannon together, with Carpenter directing and providing the score while O’Bannon starred in, edited, created the special effects (or lack thereof), and did the production design for the movie. Dark Star is essentially a glamourized student film, but it’s essential viewing for fans of both John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon. Check out Dark Star right here at DailyMotion.