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Moontrap (1989) Review

Moontrap is an American science fiction film released in 1989. The film stars Bruce Campbell as a United States astronaut who is sent to investigate a mysterious signal coming from the moon. When he arrives, he discovers a crashed alien spacecraft and its pilot, who is still alive. The astronaut then must help the alien repair its ship so it can return home.

Moontrap is a fun and exciting science fiction film that is sure to please fans of the genre. The film features excellent special effects and a great performance by Bruce Campbell. The story is simple but effective, and the film is sure to entertain. If you are a fan of science fiction, then Moontrap is a film you will not want to miss.


The year is 2020. The Earth is being invaded by an alien race known as the Ba’al. In order to defend the planet, a team of astronauts is sent to the Ba’al’s home world in order to stop them.

The team consists of Commander Peter Brandt (played by Bruce Campbell), pilot Sarah Ryan (played by Lana Parrilla), and scientist Alex Landon (played by Michael Paré).

They are successful in stopping the Ba’al, but at the cost of Sarah’s life. Afterwards, Brandt and Landon return to Earth, where they are hailed as heroes.

However, Landon is haunted by Sarah’s death and the knowledge that there are other Ba’al out there. He becomes obsessed with finding and stopping them.

Brandt, meanwhile, has returned to his life as an astronaut. He is married and has a daughter.

One day, out of the blue, Landon shows up at Brandt’s house. He has information that he believes will help them find and stop the Ba’al.

The two men team up and begin tracking down the Ba’al. They are eventually successful in stopping them, but not before Landon is killed.

Brandt is left alone, but he is content knowing that he has saved the Earth from the Ba’al.

Movie Details

Director: Robert Dyke
Writer: Tex Ragsdale
Actors: Walter Koenig, Bruce Campbell, Robert Kurcz, Judy Levitt
Release Year: 1989