Picks and Pans Review: Earth Star Voyager Disney Sunday Movie

updated 01/18/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/18/1988 AT 01:00 AM EST

ABC (Sun., Jan 17, 7 p.m. ET)

The year is 2087. Planet Earth is yelling "Uncle!" from overcrowding. A group of super-smart young people are rocketed into space to explore a planet named Demetur that may prove habitable to humans. What sounds like an exciting idea for an adventure-packed show about teenage camaraderie, trust and decision making never leaves the launchpad. (Part II is Sun., Jan. 24, 7 p.m.) The mostly young cast (Brian McNamara, Jason Michas, Julia Montgomery) share their incredible voyage with a sassy computer named Priscilla ("Well, there's never a dull moment around here," she says at one point) who has obviously been misprogrammed. Just...how...slow...is...the...voyage...to...Demetur?...It...seems...to...take...forever...zzz.

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