Dark Star is episode 336 focusing on the 1974 film of the same name and the inaugural episode of the They Podcast miniseries on the films of John Carpenter. Posted August 8, 2021.
Our long-awaited John Carpenter series kicks off with his ultra-low budget oddity debut DARK STAR. Ben goes Hollywood (actually, “Hosleywood”) to record with Emily Yoshida - the Mother of Blankies herself - *in person* in Los Angeles, and the gang debates possible names for the series. We landed on “They Podcast” - which is a departure from Griffin’s far sweatier suggestions. Join us as we set the table for Carpenter’s filmography, and go deep on this film, which could also just be called “Space Dirtbags,” per Emily. 
Milestones and Ephemera
- Emily likes this as a proto-Carpenter movie, but really likes it as a proto-Alien movie.
- Dark Star Rd. in Benson, AZ.
- The Future Home of Blank Check Studios
- Dark Star on Audioboom. Retrieved August 8, 2021.