Film Review: The Andromeda Strain (1971)

SYNOPSIS: “When virtually all of the residents of Piedmont, New Mexico, are found dead after the return to Earth of a space satellite, the head of the US Air Force Project Scoop declares an emergency. Many years prior to this incident, a group of eminent scientists led by Doctor Jeremy Stone advocated for the construction of a secure laboratory facility that would serve as a base in the event an alien biological life form was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Star Trek The Motion Picture (1979)

SYNOPSIS: “A strange cloud descends upon Klingon vessels and eradicates them with an energy bolt. The Epsilon IX space station alerts the Federation, but they too are wiped out by the entity. The starship assigned to the case is, what else, the NCC-1701. That would be the registration number for the USS Enterprise, which has been rebuilt. Thus, the entire original crew you knew from the television series returns. Although they are prepared to face … Continue reading

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Film Review: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “When the world is ruled by apes, one particular group discovers a mysterious rectangular monolith near their home, which imparts upon them the knowledge of tool use, and enables them to evolve into people. A similar monolith is discovered on the moon, and it is determined to have come from an area near Jupiter. Astronaut Dave Bowman, along with four companions, sets off for Jupiter on a spaceship controlled by HAL 9000, a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Film Review: Brainstorm (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: Michael and Lillian have just discovered a new scientific breakthrough that could change the meaning of the word communication. The two have designed a prototype machine which actually records everything that a person is going through and allows another person to play back that persons experience and feel as if they are going through it themselves. Their prototype is a success and conviently Michael is forced to work with his ex wife Karen who … Continue reading

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Film Review: Close Encounters Of The Third Kind (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “Cableman Roy Neary is one of several people who experience a close encounter of the first kind, witnessing UFOs flying through the night sky. He is subsequently haunted by a mountain-like image in his head and becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents, putting severe strain on his marriage. Meanwhile, government agents around the world have a close encounter of the second kind, discovering physical evidence of otherworldly visitors in the form of military … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Running (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “Freeman Lowell looks after plants in giant space greenhouses. Back on earth, all the trees have long vanished, so Lowell puts a lot of heart into his work. When orders from earth are received to destroy the greenhouses, Lowell can’t go through with it, and cannot persuade his three colleagues to help him save the plants, so he makes other arrangements.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Films about outer space and space travel were thin on … Continue reading

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