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Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)
"Ikarie XB 1" (original title)

 |  Sci-Fi  |  25 November 1964 (USA)
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The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zdenek Stepánek ...
Captain Vladimir Abajev
Frantisek Smolík ...
Anthony Hopkins - mathematician
Dana Medrická ...
Nina Kirova - sociologist
Irena Kacírková ...
Brigitta
Radovan Lukavský ...
Commander MacDonald
Otto Lackovic ...
Michal - coordinator
Miroslav Machácek ...
Marcel Bernard
Jirí Vrstála ...
Erik Svenson - pilot
Rudolf Deyl ...
Ervin Herold - pilot
Jaroslav Mares ...
Milek Wertbowsky
Martin Tapák ...
Petr Kubes - biologist
Marcela Martínková ...
Steffa - Wertbowsky's wife
Jozef Adamovic ...
Zdenek Lorenc - coordinator
Jaroslav Rozsíval ...
The Ship's Doctor
Ruzena Urbanova ...
Eva - historian
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A giant spaceship carrying colonists to a new planet runs into unexpected troubles on its journey, ranging from encounters with abandoned alien craft to malfunctioning onboard computers and tensions among its crew and passengers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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The music played on piano after the derelict ship explodes is "Part One: Introduction" from "King David", aka "Le Roi David," composed by Arthur Honegger. See more »

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Referenced in Spaceflight IC-1: An Adventure in Space (1965) See more »

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Part One: Introduction
from "King David" aka "Le roi David," composed by Arthur Honegger. Played on piano in film.
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Cult movie from Lem's Magellan Cloud novel
12 December 2005 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

In my opinion this movie is a basic sci-fi cult. The history of IKARIA is based on the novel "Magellan Cloud" of Stanislav Lem. The distance between the novel and the movie is similar to H.G. Wells "War of the Worlds" and Cruise-Spielberg movie or Lem's and Tarkovskij's "Solaris". According to reminiscence of Lem, this novel was not from his favorites. But at that time (1962) and I think nowadays also it is a remarkable novel and movie also. In interpretation of Soderbergh's and Clooney's Solaris they was finding the heaven or paradise to live there (and at the end Rheya and Kelvin have found it). Interpretation of Ikaria was full of agreements with "new" socialist ideas against capitalist ideas (dead casino in space, criticism of red nail polish, etc.) but in one time "between lines" there is the criticism of socialist reality during fifties and sixties (predestined madness and "no future" impasse: deadly illness from radioactive accident at the end of the Magellan Cloud novel). Mainly I agree with other comments. I hope sometime they will make and we will get the color DVD!


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