As a lone spaceship proceeds on its long voyage across space, the crew are surprised to encounter a strange pyramid form. Surprise turns to horror as one by one, they discover that their darkest nightmares are all starting to become real. The pyramid has to be behind it all somehow, but how can they save themselves from its influence? —IMDb
Beyond bad Corman cheapo that rushed into production when the original ''Alien'' became a big hit. Production values serviceable considering budget but the story and acting are just so awful. Moran, King and Zabriskie all vying for the worse performance. Creature effects even for '81 are pretty terrible with absolutely no consistency in look or scope from scene to scene. Being shown in retro at Fantasia '13.
The star of the film is the special effects crew, who stretched 700 grand as far as it would go and made "Galaxy of Terror" look almost as good as a big-budget studio film of its era. Sadly, the script is a simple 'kill by numbers' game, littered with canned dialogue. The production design here will remind you of "Aliens" or even "Prometheus" at times but the story has no such artistic ambitions.