The Starlost

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.[1][2]

The Starlost
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GenreScience fiction
Created byHarlan Ellison (as Cordwainer Bird)
Written byHarlan Ellison (as Cordwainer Bird)
George Ghent
Norman Klenman
Martin Lager
Directed byHarvey Hart
Martin Lager
George McCowan
Leo Orenstein
Ed Richardson
Joseph L. Scanlan
StarringKeir Dullea
Gay Rowan
Robin Ward
Country of originCanada
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes16
Executive producersWilliam Davidson
Gerry Rochon
Douglas Trumbull
Jerome M. Zeitman
ProducersWilliam Davidson
Ed Richardson
Gerry Rochon
Douglas Trumbull
Jerome M. Zeitman
EditorsBernie Clayton
Gordon Stoddard
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time50 mins.
Production companies20th Century-Fox Television
CTV Television Network
Glen Warren Productions
Original networkCTV
Original releaseSeptember 22, 1973 (1973-09-22) 
January 5, 1974 (1974-01-05)

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