Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Yukon@K-9 Rocket Tech, Jul 24, 2019.
Nice one! Best soundtrack for a space movie, by far.
(Original) Day the Earth Stood Still *
Astronaut Farmer (was ok)
Enemy Mine with Lou Gosset Jr. (not yet mentioned but good)
Really alot of good to just fun to watch.
* = my personal favorites
I think I remember a made for TV movie with I think it was Billy Bob Thornton who built A Mercury Redstone rocket on his farm with his kid.
I think it was called the Astronaut Farmer?
Anyone remember or am I delusional
Mentioned in the post right before yours. Not made-for-TV; it was a theatrical release.
Thanks guess I saw it on TV after. I can't even remember if it was any good!
Getting old sucks!
I saw Sunshine post a while back. A couple of my favorite in the Space Horror sub genre are:
AS Rocket would say "O - Yeah!" - Vinyl baby!
Heavy Metal was an influence on Flexia and what became InterStellar OverDrive.
Titan A.E. it just reminded me so much of the way I felt reading OMNI at the library.
Ditto! I remember seeing it when it was in the movie theater's as a kid. That and the Apollo program hooked me on this.
Though not technically a "space movie", it is about the early race and interest of space, so I have to give a nod to October Sky as well.
The Last Starfighter
quote "Heavy Metal was an influence on Flexia and what became InterStellar OverDrive."
not a movie but
Not a mention of Apollo 18 or James Michener's Space--the other Apollo 18. A television mini-series.
Just started watching Apollo 18 the other day on Netflix. I think I'm 1/4 to 1/2 way through it. There are some scenes there that give you the willies...
The Day The Earth Stood Still and It Came From Another World.
Yep, the original was fantastic. Black and white film-noir-mood sci-fi with a great plot. The remake absolutely sucked, of course.
Monsters from the id. The animation of the Krell power plant as well as its description was awesome.
Krell Factory Tour: A Behind the Scenes Look at What Makes Krell One of the Truly Great Brands in High End Audio
The company’s name stems from the “Krell,” the extinct race of advanced beings of the planet Altair IV from the 1956 science fiction film, Forbidden Planet. In the movie, the Krell’s scientific prowess and technology has advanced to the point that they were able to build a massive underground machine with virtually unlimited power.
I read the book, so the meaning of the ending became clear. Kubrick, thankfully, didn't want to use explanatory narration.
Hmm, didn't even know about that one. I long ago ran out of better known sci-fi films to watch. Unfortunately, it looks like that one will be hard to see without buying the DVD.
You know, I was afraid to say it because of attacks I might get, but TCM recently had the first Star Wars on and upon re-watching it I have to say I now think it was some pretty juvenile stuff.
Free streaming for Prime Members. I'll have to check it out.
LOL, same here. Too many good choices and my tastes change with time (see my Star Wars comment).
Can't say it was my favorite, but you don't see this one mentioned much and it deserves to be, I think. Don't read about it as there may be spoilers. I happened across and watched it on cable and knew nothing about it before I did:
It's actually "The Thing From Another World".
There were two separate editions of "Marooned" by Martin Caidin -- the first version based on Mercury/Vostok and the second on Apollo/Soyuz.
I'm pretty sure the second version was rewritten by Caidin pretty much coincidentally with the production of the movie in 1968-69.
The second version has a lot of flashback stuff dealing with Jim Pruitt's background as a test pilot, etc etc, and also some fairly lengthy passages dealing with the actual calculations of orbital rendezvous maneuvers.
Might have been fun to see a third version set in the mid-to-late Eighties or Nineties, with a crippled Shuttle, and Soviets coming up in the then-unknown Buran for the rescue.
Not to derail the thread but I wanted to get some attention for my favorite space related song, Telstar by The Tornadoes.
Or the remixed stereo version with some early rocketry footage.
Ronnie Montrose did a brilliant version of Telstar:
Now I thought that was by the Ventures... At least my dad had a Ventures album with that song on it.
A dopey one here with Jerry Lewis, Connie Stevens, Dennis Weaver, Howard Morris, James Brolin, Robert Morley, Brian Keith, Dick Shawn and Linda Harrison Of Planet Of The Apes fame. "Way, Way Out".
That big furry ape looking thing was just really goofy. IMO and the bar scene with all the even more sillier creatures made me want to walk out and do something productive....lol
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