Although STAR QUEST: BEYOND THE RISING MOON amounts to one small step for the science-fiction genre, it's one giant leap for low-budget, independent filmmaking. This imaginative outer-space tale traverses the galaxy, offering three different planetary environments, aerial dogfights, and
a climactic duel with atomic warheads, all on a production budget of about $175,000--which could buy about half a minute's worth of screen time in TOTAL RECALL. The story begins with a dizzying amount of exposition efficiently presented. By the middle of the next century mankind has made fantastic
technological progress due to the discovery of a derelict alien spacecraft, the only k...