From the book:

Dark Star BY Foster, Alan Dean

Movie Title: Dark Star

Wikipedia Entry

Movie Year: 1974

Movie trailer: CLICK HERE


Its not the greatest movie of all time, but it is really quirky and in parts laugh out loud funny. A dysfunctional group of spacers with a frozen Captain are search for a planet to blow up so they can go home. (They can't return to Earth until they finish blowing up 20 "unsafe" planets.) On board is an alien pet they picked up - that looks like a mobile pumpkin. And a bomb that has started to think for itself, and is wondering about fulfilling it's destiny.

I enjoyed it. I would tell others to give it a viddy.

Summary from IMDB

Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a "smart bomb" who thinks it is God.
- Written by Alexander Lum