A germ warfare lab has had an accident. The first theory is that one of the nasty germs has gotten free and killed several scientists. The big fear is that a more virulent strain, named The... See full summary »
In the Pacific during World War 2, the officers live a comfortable life with good food, good drink and good quarters. To them, war is a game which they know they will win and the common ... See full summary »
Marshal Wyatt Earp kills a couple of men of the Clanton-gang in a fight. In revenge Clanton's thugs kill the marshal's brother. Thus, Wyatt Earp starts to chase the killers together with his friend Doc Holliday.
Dr. Roger Girard is a rich scientist conducting experiments on head transplantation. His caretaker has a son, Danny, who, although fully grown, has the mind of child. One day an escaped ... See full summary »
Harry Orwell is a world-weary private investigator who was forced to leave the San Diego Police Department after a bullet became lodged near his spine. He lived on the beach, and, when not ... See full summary »
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.
After spending several months in an orbiting lab, three astronauts prepare to return to earth only to find their rockets wont fire. After initially thinking they might have to abandon them in orbit, NASA decides to launch a daring rescue. Their plans are complicated by a hurricane headed towards the launch site and a shrinking air supply in the astronauts capsule. Written by
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Was the impetus behind the 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project where American astronauts and Soviet cosmonauts docked in space. See more »
When being advised about making a second attempt at re-entry, spacecraft commander Pruett says that they will do this by firing the RCS - the Reaction Control System. This refers to the 4 sets of thrusters (quads) fitted to the Service Module. He presumably suggests this as the engine from the SPS - the Service Propulsion System - had failed to ignite as planned on the first attempt. However the SPS engine has a thrust of 91 kN, and each of the RCS engines only has a thrust of 100 N. Even with an engine from each of the 4 quads firing together, their combined thrust would only be 400 N, less that 1/200 that of the SPS, and completely inadequate to bring the Apollo Command Module down. See more »
[attempting to contact the Apollo capsule, which has the call-sign "Ironman One"]
Ironman, this is Keith. Ironman, this is Keith! Do you read me?
[He's disconnected his oxygen hose and transferred it to Buzz. Now breathing only cabin air, which is very thin, he's becoming delirious due to lack of oxygen, and starts to ramble]
Purpose... and objective...
[with more insistence]
Ironman One, this is Keith. Do you read!
Purpose and objective.
Ironman, this is Keith. Do you read me?
[starts to giggle]
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For those who still believe in movies without CGI or too fancy special effects, Marroned is your kind of movie. Based in great performances by Gregory Peck, Richard Creena, Gene Hackman, David Jansen and all the great crew, this Apollo-era film is a good movie for entertaining and a short view of the Space Program in the early 70's. When I was reading some of the history of the production, the idea of Philco-Ford to "lend" a replica of the Mission Control Room for the movie (they actually were the creators of the original room in Cape Kennedy, according to the publication) was an exceptional element of accuracy and realism. The space scenes are part of the movie, not the movie itself and, well, was 1970, the chroma effects were still very simple. Still, the acting quality is the best value of Marroned. Please take a look and make your own opinion. I love it!
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