Archive for January 1, 2019

New Year, New Podcast

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2019 by dcairns

Happy New Year!

Fiona, myself, and Momo the spacecat venture into the trackless voids of interstellar space in our latest podcast, proving that the space between the stars will MAKE YOU CRAZY. Examples include George Pal’s CONQUEST OF SPACE, Jindrich Polak’s thoughtful Czechoslovakian Stanislaw Lem adaptation IKARIE XB-1, Bernard Knowles’s goofy but ambitious Brit nonstravaganza SPACEFLIGHT IC-1: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE, and John Carpenter and Dan O’Bannon’s existential comedy DARK STAR.

Take your protein pills and put your helmet on.

New Year

Posted in FILM, Science with tags , on January 1, 2019 by dcairns

Title card from SPACEFLIGHT IC-1 (1965). And they say science fiction never accurately predicts the future. Come on, they’re only four years off, that’s not bad.

They also have John Cairney (left), which is uncannily accurate, and a guy who’s just a head in a bubble, which I’d argue counts as half right.

SPACEFLIGHT IC-1: AN ADVENTURE IN SPACE (good thing they added that subtitle or we might not know where the spaceflight is happening) is one of the films under discussion in our new Shadowcast, cheerily entitled SPACE MADNESS. Coming soon. Very soon.