Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical...
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Supernova chronicles the search and rescue patrol of a medical ship in deep space in the early 22nd century and its six-member crew which includes a captain and pilot, a co-pilot, a medical officer, a medical technician, a search and rescue.
Geoffrey Wright, who was originally hired as director, walked away from the project two months before principle photography due to the "creative differences." Apparently, he had a idea about shooting the entire movie in zero gravity, but MGM disagreed. Vincent D'Onofrio was originally cast as computer tech but when Wright was fired, D'Onofrio also walked out. See more »
When Kaela is using the VR unit to control Flyboy, she uses one hand to flip off Karl, but Flyboy uses the other, even though she is supposed to have complete and exact control over his body. See more »
Look at it! We don't even know what the hell that is. It can be just a light or a bomb or...
Or a sexual object; when you look right down to it, it looks like a...
[Nick interrupts immediately]
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DVD version contains 20 minutes of deleted scenes that include an alternate ending. The scenes are:
An alternate opening where Captain Marley gives a philosophical speech about space.
Vanzant makes an entry to his autodiary.
Dr. Evers performs an autopsy on a recently died crewmember (a propulsion engineer named "Lucky" Chow Li who drank too much alcohol).
Captain Marley tells Vanzant to visit Dr. Evers for a medical examination, because he doesn't want to lose another crew member.
Captain Marley gives Vanzant some advice on how to get the respect of the crew.
Sweetie tells Vanzant about the computer on Titan 37, whose name is George.
George gives Vanzant a few background informations about Titan 37.
Vanzant searches the operational level for fuel.
Vanzant finds a lifeform in the operations housing. Later he discovers that this lifeform is the real Troy.
A more violent version of the fighting scene between Karl and Yerzy. Here Karl crushes Yerzys head and his eyes pop out.
An extended version of the scene where Vanzant enters the ship. When the hatch turns around Karl shoots, but instead of Vanzant he shoots at the already dead Troy (who died before on Titan 37). The hatch turns again and Vanzant comes out.
When the Observation Dome exploded Karl doesn't die but is only hurt.
An alternative ending where Karl reenters the ship and tries to destroy the isolation chamber with Vanzant and Evers. But before he can do this he is killed by the effects of the dimension jump. Another change is that Sweetie doesn't tell Evers that she is pregnant. Instead Sweetie tells them that the supernova will not be sufficient to extinguish the combustion created by the alien object. It will extinguish after all available three-dimensional matter has been combusted (the entire universe) and will reach earth within 257 years.
If they left this movie alone, then it would've been one of the greatest sci-fi movies I've ever seen
Supernova is a perfect example of a studio screwing up everything. MGM had their minds on a 'sexy and hip' type movie while director Walter Hill was making a dark, 'logical' sci-fi movie. After the studio screwed with his movie, he took off. The movie was then taken charge by such directors as Francis Ford Coppola, and Jack Sholder (The Hidden). Well to make a long story short, MGM directed this movie, not as they say in the credits, 'Thomas Lee'. The movie ended up being about an entire crew doing nothing but screwing each other (literally), while bad stuff happens around them. That's it.
I highly recommend everybody who has seen this movie to check out the DVD. There they can see all the deleted scenes that the studio cut out. Check them out, then you think about it. Would you like to have seen the type of movie portrayed in the deleted scenes, or in the current turd that was released to the entire world? IMHO, I'd like to see the movie in the deleted scenes. Let's just hope that MGM has learned it's lesson with such flops like this and Rollerball.
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