Trapped in Space

Trapped in Space

Arthur Allan Seidelman (1994)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Based on the Arthur C Clarke short story Breaking Strain, this science-fiction drama could be described as Hitchcock's Lifeboat in space. When a cargo spaceship on a routine assignment is hit by a meteor, the astronauts find themselves condemned to a lingering death in an airless craft. The devastating effect this has on the once-friendly crew members is shown using plenty of nerve-jangling shocks and suspenseful surprise, and there's a completely unexpected resolution. Tautly and teasingly directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, this is an efficient, no-nonsense exercise in chilling claustrophobia and fragmented fear.


A Venus-bound shuttle is hit by an asteroid, leaving only enough oxygen for three people and creating an agonising dilemma for the five-strong crew. Sci-fi adventure, starring, starring Jack Wagner, Jack Coleman and Sigrid Thornton.

Cast & Crew

Chief Engineer McNeil Jack Wagner
Second Mate Grant Jack Coleman
Bosun Palmer Craig Wasson
Engineer Cadet Isaacs Sigrid Thornton
Gillings Kay Lenz
Captain Howard Kevin Colson
Tug first officer Mark Lee (5)
Tug pilot Kevin Copeland
Tug medic Ian Stenlake
Director Arthur Allan Seidelman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some violence and swearing. Available on: video