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10 Movie Astronauts You Wouldn’t Want To Be Stuck In Space With
Bad company for when you’re headed to infinity... and beyond!

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Gravity is out this week, featuring George Clooney’s level-headed space veteran and Sandra Bullock’s nervy first-timer. It all got us thinking: if you were lost in space, there are several cinematic crewmen you might not want to find sharing your space capsule... Here, then, are some astronuts to avoid at all costs.

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10 Movie Astronauts You Wouldn’t Want To Be Stuck In Space With | Dark Star (1974)
Dark Star (1974)

Characters: Lt. Doolittle (Brian Narelle), Sgt. Pinback (Dan O’Bannon), Boiler (Dre Pahich), Talby (Cal Kuniholm)

Sent space-crazy with boredom thanks to a long mission and a perpetually malfunctioning ship, this bunch of loons has mostly turned to staring at the stars, building bottle organs, trying some laser cannon target practice or smoking a hefty cigar collection to get them through the dull days of interstellar travel. Oh, and they’re also at the mercy of a chatty, very dangerous bomb. Were this lot part of your crew, you’d probably wish for a quick death, like the fuel specialist who walked into a tank to commit suicide rather than serve with them.

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1 What!
So like... Where was Ash of the Nostromo!? Who made this list? And IBM as a charecter??? Have a better one... More

Posted by centigrade west on Friday November 15, 2013, 19:04

KHANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! More

Posted by DanTDavies on Wednesday November 13, 2013, 10:43

3 RE:
Unbelievable, Burke and Ash not mentioned, maybe even Fifield!!!!! what about Khan? More

Posted by McLovin1981 on Monday November 11, 2013, 21:36

Today I learned that Hal 9000 is an astronaut. More

Posted by loafroaster on Monday November 11, 2013, 11:17

5 Lambert
Lambert from Alien should be in here by dint of being absolutely sodding useless More

Posted by mickybeakes on Sunday November 10, 2013, 01:01

6 As below……..
Where the hell are Ash and Burke! Both defo deserve mentions! More

Posted by guysalisbury on Thursday November 7, 2013, 19:02

7 Solaris - Kelvin not Klein!
Clooney's character in Solaris does not "share a name with Chris Klein" since he's called Chris Kelvin... More

Posted by fiercehairdo on Thursday November 7, 2013, 18:01

8 Burke
Burke from Aliens came to mind when I first saw this More

Posted by deathrow962 on Thursday November 7, 2013, 16:34

9 Ash
Sorely missing Ian Holm's Ash here. More

Posted by Workshed on Thursday November 7, 2013, 13:03

10 Event horizon
I assume Chris wrote this with an obligatory/incessant mention of Event Horizon More

Posted by Matthewmoore1987 on Thursday November 7, 2013, 12:28

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