by Alfred Hitchcock
|Written by||Jay Roach |
Alfred Hitchcock (story)
Harry Sylvester (story)
|Directed by||Ron Silver|
|Starring||Ron Silver |
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Scott Brazil|
Richard Barton Lewis
Jay Roach (co-producer)
Joe Montrone (associate producer)
Bob Weber (associate producer)
Robert A. Halmi (senior producer)
|Running time||90 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Trilogy Entertainment Group|
|Original network||Fox Network|
|Original release||June 28, 1993|
Lifepod is a 1993 television film reworking of the Alfred Hitchcock film Lifeboat. It starred Ron Silver, Robert Loggia, Kelli Williams & C. C. H. Pounder, with Silver also directing. It aired on Fox Network in June 1993. Lifepod moved the action from an ocean-bound lifeboat on Earth to a spacecraft's escape pod, with the characters the survivors of a sabotaged spacecraft.
On Christmas Eve 2168 AD, a ship traveling through space suffers a critical malfunction.  Eight guests and crew escape to a lifepod, just before the spaceship explodes, killing all others on board.
The survivors attempt to broadcast a distress signal and wait for rescue. As the days wear on, the lifepod suffers a series of setbacks and malfunctions: air and heat become limited, along with food and potable water. As supplies dwindle, the survivors debate whether, to conserve their supplies, they should prematurely end the life of a critically injured survivor who is consuming a disproportionate amount of supplies.
One morning, the survivors wake up to discover their critically injured crewmate dead. The survivors realize there is a killer hiding among them on the lifepod. Eventually the survivors realize that its possible that one of the people in the Lifepod could have sabotaged the spacecraft, and who wouldn't balk at killing them to keep himself alive.
- "Film: Lifepod". TV Tropes. 28 June 1993. Retrieved 7 September 2015.