Galaxy of Terror
Directed by Bruce Clark Music by Barry Schrader Production Design by James Cameron and Robert Stotak
Despite being a film who’s sole claim to fame was that James Cameron handled the art direction, “Galaxy of Terror” or “GoT,” was a lot more than a low budget Alien knockoff. It had cool spaceships and interesting underlying themes (namely, there exists a planet, Morganthus, where your greatest fears and terrors are made manifest and very, very real, which was done for the purpose of having you face and overcome them, as opposed to killing you just to kill you).
Sure, that was often the end result, though this lead into perhaps the greatest problem with “GoT, which was that it ignored its own rules whenever it was deemed necessary to advance the story.
Earlier I mentioned that the whole purpose of the planet in the film was that your terrors would be made manifest, which leads to the assumption that, if you faced your fears, that they would no longer have power over you.
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