He was only eighteen-years-old at the time. Future director James Cameron worked as Art Director on this movie, but got a big career break when he noted that the director and camera crew didn't produce enough shots. A young James Cameron , who worked as Art Director and Second Unit Director on this movie, would later direct the sequel to its main inspiration: Aliens A lot of the special effects shots involving live actors combined with matte paintings and miniatures, were done in camera. The film was meant to be a rip-off of Alien which had just become a box office surprise, so New World Pictures was eager to jump on the bandwagon. Galaxy of Terror Did You Know?
Paige. Age: 26.
Keith Carradine was also considered for the role of Cabren.
Avalyn. Age: 31.
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Keith Carradine was also considered for the role of Cabren. Sid Haig didn't think the dialogue in the script matched the character of Quuhod, so he asked Roger Corman if he could play Quuhod as a near mute instead. Captain Trantor's name is a reference to the name of a planet in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series. He was only eighteen-years-old at the time.