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Earth II (1971)

Story of the daily operations of a space station called Earth II.

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David Seville
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Jim Capa
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Dr. Loren Huxley
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Frank Karger (as Tony Franciosa)
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Lisa Karger
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Walter Dietrich
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Ilyana Kovalefskii
Edward Bell ...
Anton Kovalefskii
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President Charles Carter Durant
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Matt Karger
Diana Webster ...
Hannah Young
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Steiner
John Carter ...
Hazlitt
Herbert Nelson ...
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Serge Tschernisch ...
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In the near future, a space station dubbed Earth II is built for the purpose of scientific research and world peace. However, that peace is shattered when the Chinese send up a nuclear bomb that is orbiting just a few miles away from the station. Can the crew disarm the bomb before it detonates, not only destroying the station but setting off World War III? Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Just 10 seconds . . . to save a dream from becoming a nuclear nightmare

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28 November 1971 (USA)  »

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Killersatelliten  »

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1.33 : 1
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Lifting bodies shuttles from designs being tested by NASA. See more »

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There are sections of the station that have no gravity (zero G). In those locations, nothing would hang. Frank Karger's briefcase would float, as would Lisa Karger's long hair. See more »

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Good SF, bad drama
23 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw Earth II as a Friday Night movie of the week back in 1971 as an eleven year old. The special effects and production design gave this film a great look, but the story charting the establishment of an independent nation on-board an orbiting space station lost me.

Forty years later, I had the chance to see it again through adult eyes. Surprisingly, I remembered several scenes and plot points, but, the entire production was brought down by one simple fact: it's boring. The film has a lot of incident but little action. The cerebral dialog is interesting, but the performances are wooden in the extreme. Only Anthony Franciosa's opinionated character rose above the colorless performances of the rest of the cast.

While I understand this was an effort for an intelligent SF series, the lack of human drama kept that series from happening.


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