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YMMV: The Star Lost
  • Special Effect Failure: Arguably some of the worst effects in a 1970s SF series. This was caused partially by an innovative motion-tracking Green Screen system invented by Douglas Trumbull for the show which failed to actually work at all, and partially by an effects budget which probably couldn't have bought a week's groceries for a 4-person family.
    • From inside, the curvature of the biodome roofs is clearly visible. The exterior shots of the ship indicate that the domes must be at least hundreds of miles across, far too large for the curvature of the domes to be so clearly visible. In fact, all interior shots of the domes make it look like they're much less than ten miles across.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Although there are at least 53 cultures preserved aboard the ship — presumably selected evenly from all around the Earth — the vast majority of people encountered are white and Western in flavor and appearance. Similarly, the "backup bridge crew" of immortal children in the episode "Children of Methuselah" has no non-white members.


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