I saw this “movie” with my best friends while we were in high school. It was as I remember it. This movie is exceedingly weird to the point of being surreal. It is like a moving Salvaldor Dali painting. Not to guve away the ending but a person needs to watch it all the way through to get to the philosophical discussion between doolittle and bomb #20. As you watch it you’ll notice that the ships slow slide into self- destruction is mirrored in the crews descent into apathy and probable madness. Kudos to john carpenter. This film is like no other sci-fi film/flick i have ever seen. I do believe it is as ground breaking but not as commercially successful as his later film “Halloween” which ushered in the not yet dead slasher film genre. Well that’s my $0.02.