When I read the 2018 novel Blueshift by Joshua Dalzelle it seemed very familiar to me, to the point where I knew the ending before reading it. I'm certain it is based on an older movie, does anyone know what it might be?

Astronauts return to Earth after 800 years in space and sleep stasis abroad a private space ship, the Daedalus - they see the earth is dark. They get a signal says "No Earth" as they get close. There are evolved people on Mars that say they will help but they want the human history files aboard the Daedalus. Lot of infighting among the crew. There are human/creatures who think they are Gods from the stars and bring them offerings - deer, etc. Engraved skulls.

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    What is your specific question? Commented Sep 17, 2019 at 3:33
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    @MeatTrademark I'm guessing "what is the movie that has the same plot as the book Blueshift?"
    – DavidW
    Commented Sep 17, 2019 at 3:35
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    What is the name of the movie that has this storyline
    – Sterling
    Commented Sep 17, 2019 at 3:37
  • Could you list some of the plot points that felt familiar? Relying only on the description of "Blueshift", several stories sound similar, including "Earthsearch" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthsearch
    – Abulafia
    Commented Sep 17, 2019 at 9:20
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    Which of those plot points or scenes made you think this is based on an older film?
    – user22478
    Commented Sep 19, 2019 at 4:31


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