This film might have been foreign, not sure. The spoken language was not english, and the version I saw was subtitled. It was a feature film — not an episode of a T.V. serial.

Most of the film takes place aboard a ship on a long journey. They reach a planet, finally, which turns out to be earth.

What was the name of this film?

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    Was it live action or cartoon? What characters do you remember? Were they alien, did they look human? What kind of technology did they have? Any idea when it was made or how long ago you saw it? What makes you think it might have been foreign? – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Jul 12 '12 at 11:02
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    Must... resist... urge... to... say... Battlestar Galactica. – Mr Lister Jul 12 '12 at 12:38
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    What's that you say, the answer rhymes with Mattletar Shalactica? – John O Jul 12 '12 at 13:57
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    Battletruck Compactica – Gorchestopher H Jul 12 '12 at 20:05
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    Define "foreign". – Beta Jul 13 '12 at 19:08

Sounds like Ice Pirates.


  • No. Not Battlestar Galactica. It was a FILM not a tv show. I saw it, projected, in a theater. It was somewhat artsy, maybe foreign (again, not certain). – Arthur Fingle Apr 17 '13 at 23:57
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    @ArthurFingle: Note that the original series Battlestar Galactica was heavily condensed into what appeared to be a small number of feature-length tv movies in some countries. As such, the difference may not seem as obvious to some posters as it does to you. – O. R. Mapper Mar 6 '16 at 14:18

Without trying to make a habit of answering questions with HHGTTG, this sounds familiar from two distinct incidents in that series.

Note that the tv series is roughly 30 years old.

From the second book/sixth tv episode

It could be the "middle ship" of the Golgafrinchans which eventually crashes on earth and turns out to be the actual origin of humanity.

From the fifth book

Or it might be the ship of the Grebulons, who are stranded near earth, monitoring and visiting it, to eventually invite the alternate version of Tricia McMillan to help them with their star charts.


gonna have to definitely with first answeer the movie has to be battlestar gallatiga , the 80s movie starring lorne greene sadly missed and also not to be confused with the tv series of same name , that was the spin off to the above movie .

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