===Story=== Not everyone will have the patience for ''Solar Crisis''; in many ways, it lands on the not-so-good end of the B-movie spectrum. Possibly something got lost in translation between the American crew and the Japanese producers. The premise: a giant solar flare is threatening to end all life on Earth. Our only hope is an antimatter bomb launched into the sun to trigger the flare prematurely. A greedy corporate concern (headed by Peter Boyle as a somewhat doofy antichrist) sabotages the mission. Meanwhile, the mission leader is under additional pressure--his admiral father (Charlton Heston) has descended to the near-apocalyptic Earth to rescue his son (Corin Nemec) who has gone AWOL from his military academy. Jack Palance gives the best performance in the film as a half-crazy desert dweller who rescues the son from the cruel environment and the corporate goons. Story sound a little complicated? Wait till you get to the "intelligent bomb" subplot. This movie has high hopes and some interesting moments, but can't make up its mind whether it's a ''Mad Max''-style end-of-the-world movie, an ''Outland''-style space thriller, or a ''Blade Runner''-style "soul of the robot" meditation. It's none of the above. Best viewed after midnight. ''--Grant Balfour''
|Tim Matheson||Steve Kelso|
|Charlton Heston||Adm. 'Skeet' Kelso|
|Peter Boyle||Arnold Teague|
|Annabel Schofield||Alex Noffe|
|Corin Nemec||Mike Kelso|