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‘It’s Game of Thrones in space’: Back to the Future and Hollyoaks stars in Starship: Rising

With all the mystery over the next Star Trek movie and the endless conjecture over the new Star Wars films, the cosmos is definitely a place worth exploring.

And now actors from Back to the Future and Hollyoaks are among the cast of a new sci-fi movie called Starship: Rising.

Morphius Films has released the first official production stills from the set of the movie, which is written and directed by Neil Johnson.

Neil previously helmed 2011’s Alien Armageddon.

The cast of Starship: Rising includes Claudia Wells (Back to the Future), genre favourite Brooke Lewis (iMurders), E.J. De La Pena (Jingle All The Way), Marilyn Ghigliotti (Clerks), Darren Jacobs (Hollyoaks) and American pop singer Emii.

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OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

A corrupt planetary federation…

The ultimate weapon of destruction.

One starship captain stands between them….and intergalactic armageddon.

The film is about what happens when a Starship armed to the teeth with missiles gets taken over by a revolutionary.

Neil Johnson describes it as “Game Of Thrones in space.”

Brooke Lewis gave a few more details about her character in the film: “Staris is the pilot of the greatest space vessel in the Federation…. Starship One. When the vessel is mutineered, Staris is torn between her love for a man, and her duty towards the Federation. Staris wants nothing more than to be Captain of her own Starship, and will do anything to achieve this.”

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PHOTO CREDIT: Marilyn Ghigliotti

Pictured top: E.J. De La Pena, Dan Bridges, Director Neil Johnson, Claudia Wells, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lynn Ayala, Darren Jacobs and Brooke Lewis

Pictured above centre: E.J. De La Pena, Claudia Wells, Brooke Lewis

Pictured above: Brooke Lewis as Staris

Link to original article at The Coventry Telegraph’s Geek Files

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