Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile. Written by
The Amazing Story of the Boldest Adventure Dared by Man!
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The free-wheeling "beds" that support the occupants of the acceleration tubes should turn so that they are oriented away from the axis of rotation due to the centrifugal force. Instead they always hang "down", even when the tubes are shown to be spinning rapidly. See more
Referenced in Back to the Future Part III
from Forbidden Planet
composed by Bebe Barron
and Louis Barron
heard during the scenes on board the rocket See more