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Title:
Silent running
Author:
Gruskoff, Michael.
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A botanist has spent three years aboard the space freighter "Valley Forge" preserving the only botanical specimens left from Earth under huge geodesic domes. When he receives orders to destroy the project and return home, he rebels and hijacks the space craft, killing his fellow crewman and injuring himself. He plunges the ship into the gaseous Rings of Saturn, where he embarks on the loneliest adventure of all with only two drone robots to keep him company.
General Note:
Originally released as motion picture in 1971.

Special features: featurette, The Making of Silent Running; commentary with director, Douglas Trumbull and actor, Bruce Dern; featurette, Silent running by Douglas Trumbull; conversation with Bruce Dern; featurette, Douglas Trumbull: then and now; theatrical trailer; production notes; cast and filmmaker biographies.
Language:
English

French

Spanish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: G.
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ISBN:
9780783255385
UPC:
025192124327
Format :
DVD

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Bruce Dern stars as the caretaker of a greenhouse located on a group of space stations that are sent into orbit. The Earth has been stripped clean of foliage, and the greenhouse contains the last remaining greenery from the planet. Dern's staff includes three human beings and a trio of endearing robots named Huey, Dewey, and Louie. When word arrives, from the powers that be, that the greenhouse is to be destroyed (the space station is more valuable to man when hauling cargo and not "preserving the ecology of the universe"), Dern decides to ignore the order. He also decides to go it alone, "circle the wagons" with his robots, and fend off all outside attempts to eliminate his ecological paradise. Special-effects maven Douglas Trumbull directs, Michael Cimino was one of the screenwriters, and Peter "PDQ Bach" Schickele wrote the musical score. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi