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As if the poor crew of the Mir spacecraft did not have enough problems with all kinds of damage and a computer system that crashes daily, a new kind of nightmare may be about to visit them. According to UK tabloid newspaper News of the World, actress Emma Thompson has been offered a role in a Russian science fiction movie which involves ten days filming aboard Mir. Hollywood star Willem Dafoe is lined up as her co-star an an epic which should drain the last dregs of power from Mir. But there must be some doubts as to whether film stars are prepared to put up with the privations of a vessel where the word cut refers more often to oxygen supplies rather than cameras.

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