Film Review: When Worlds Collide (1951)

SYNOPSIS: “David Randall is a carefree ladies man and skilled pilot who finds he has been let in on the greatest and most terrible secret in the world when he is paid to deliver some mysterious pictures from one eminent astronomer to another. The recipient, Doctor Hendron, confirms the awful findings of the sender: the star Bellus will collide with Earth and wipe out all of humanity. Despite widespread disbelief, two philanthropists give Doctor Hendron … Continue reading

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Film Review: Conquest Of Space (1955)

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SYNOPSIS: “A team of American astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain’s religious beliefs may get in the way.” (thanks to IMDB for that elaborate synopsis) REVIEW: Hungarian-born filmmaker George Pal became an American citizen after emigrating from Europe. For seven consecutive years his short animations were nominated for Academy Awards and he received an honorary Oscar in 1944. As an animator, he made the Puppetoons series during … Continue reading

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Film Review: Destination Moon (1950)

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SYNOPSIS: “After their latest rocket fails, Doctor Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, General Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation construction firms to help build a rocket that will take them to the moon. Together they gather the captains of industry and all pledge to support the goals of having the united States be the first to put a man on the moon. They … Continue reading

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