The Starlost is a Canadian-produced science fiction television series created by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV in Canada and syndicated to local stations in the United States. The show's setting is a huge generational colony spacecraft called Earthship Ark, which has gone off course. Many of the descendants of the original crew and colonists are unaware, however, that they are aboard a ship. The series experienced a number of production difficulties, and Ellison broke with the project before the airing of its first episode.

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  • The Starlost is a Canadian-produced science fiction television series created by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV in Canada and syndicated to local stations in the United States. The show's setting is a huge generational colony spacecraft called Earthship Ark, which has gone off course. Many of the descendants of the original crew and colonists are unaware, however, that they are aboard a ship. The series experienced a number of production difficulties, and Ellison broke with the project before the airing of its first episode. (en)
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  • The Return (en)
  • Voyage of Discovery (en)
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  • CTV Television Network (en)
  • Glen Warren Productions (en)
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  • Canada (en)
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  • Gordon Stoddard (en)
  • Bernie Clayton (en)
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  • The Starlost (en)
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  • William Davidson (en)
  • Douglas Trumbull (en)
  • Ed Richardson (en)
  • Jerome M. Zeitman (en)
  • Gerry Rochon (en)
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  • Devon discovers his people live on a huge spacecraft and is sentenced to death for heresy when he states this. He escapes, and his betrothed Rachel and friend Garth follow him on his journey. (en)
  • The trio visit a science installation where a scientist has bred giant mutant bees. (en)
  • Thinking they have found the backup bridge of the Ark, the trio discover a module occupied by children who believe that they have been piloting the Ark since it left Earth. (en)
  • A computer desires to become autonomous and tricks the trio into completing its programming. (en)
  • Oro returns... as commander of Earthship Ark. He tells the trio and their temporary companion that his home world can support the people from Earth, but Devon discovers otherwise when a robot is asked the correct questions. (en)
  • The trio visit a biosphere where a despotic servant to the leader terrorizes the population with pain produced from mandatory implants. (en)
  • The trio find their way past a mysterious high-security biosphere entrance and discover a distrusting, power-mad ruler who tries to assure them of his peaceful intentions while he pollutes his city to produce armaments. (en)
  • An alien sent on a reconnaissance mission has crashed into the Ark and is now harvesting parts to repair his ship to return home; Garth falls for a woman who must leave with Oro in order to survive. (en)
  • After Devon is injured by radiation, a medical ship that orbits the Ark comes to his aid, but the doctor who can help him is too intrigued by the possibility of helping aliens who have signaled for help. (en)
  • A disillusioned man triggers the self-destruction of the Ark but intends to escape; he and Devon must undergo miniaturization to stop the detonation. (en)
  • While Garth is held by "cavemen" descendants of the service crew, Devon and Rachel awaken one of the ship's engineers from suspended animation to help repair the Ark. (en)
  • A scientist intent on breeding a hardier race of humans tries to prove that man is too selfish. (en)
  • A scientist alters the Ark's course to pass through a comet's tail so he can study it; Devon must make an EVA to rewire a panel so the service reactors can be fired again; cometary debris damages the biospheres. (en)
  • The trio visit a biosphere populated only by men, whose governor desires to marry Rachel, who resembles a goddess worshipped in the community. (en)
  • Garth decides to return to Cypress Corners, but he is recruited into the inter-ark police force by an officer intending to take a flight to assist in resolving an interplanetary conflict. (en)
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  • The Beginning (en)
  • The Beehive (en)
  • Gallery of Fear (en)
  • Space Precinct (en)
  • The Starlost (en)
  • The Starlost: The Beginning (en)
  • And Only Man Is Vile (en)
  • Astro-Medics (en)
  • Children of Methuselah (en)
  • Circuit of Death (en)
  • Farthing's Comet (en)
  • Lazarus from the Mist (en)
  • Mr. Smith of Manchester (en)
  • The Alien Oro (en)
  • The Goddess Calabra (en)
  • The Implant People (en)
  • The Pisces (en)
  • The Return of Oro (en)
  • The Starlost: Deception (en)
  • The Starlost: The Alien Oro (en)
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  • Harlan Ellison (en)
  • Martin Lager (en)
  • Norman Klenman (en)
  • George Ghent (en)
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  • Douglas Hall (en)
  • Martin Lager (en)
  • Norman Klenman (en)
  • Alex C. James (en)
  • Alfred Harris and George Ghent (en)
  • Arthur Heinemann and Norman Klenman (en)
  • Douglas Hall and Don Wallace (en)
  • Helen French and Martin Lager (en)
  • Jonah Royston and George Ghent (en)
  • Mort Forer and Marion Waldman (en)
  • Paul Schnieder and Martin Lager (en)
  • from a story by Alfred Harris (en)
  • from a story by Arthur Heinemann (en)
  • from a story by Jonah Royston (en)
  • from a story by Ursula K. Leguin (en)
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  • The Starlost is a Canadian-produced science fiction television series created by writer Harlan Ellison and broadcast in 1973 on CTV in Canada and syndicated to local stations in the United States. The show's setting is a huge generational colony spacecraft called Earthship Ark, which has gone off course. Many of the descendants of the original crew and colonists are unaware, however, that they are aboard a ship. The series experienced a number of production difficulties, and Ellison broke with the project before the airing of its first episode. (en)
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  • The Starlost (en)
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