Show Business: Star Trips

Cinema sci-fi takes off

With Star Wars fast becoming the biggest moneymaker ever (box office receipts are $12 million a week), the movie industry is wasting no time jumping onto the spacewagon. 20th Century-Fox is already plotting its first Star Wars sequel, and other film makers are rushing to make their own sci-fi flicks before the fad wears thin. Judging from some of their plans, that may not take too long.

This month End of the World will come to 200 Southern and Midwestern theaters. The film tells of an earthling scientist who comes upon...

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