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Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)

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

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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 Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 13 December 2013 (2013) 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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It Was Never in Color
10 May 2004 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I just saw a gorgeous, widescreen, subtitled print of "Ikarie XB 1", also known as "Voyage To The End of the Universe", at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. The print, restored by the Czech studio that originally released it, is in black and white, and was obviously shot that way. Its complete running time is listed in the program notes as 84 minutes, though it may have been a few minutes longer. (I should have checked my watch). Like several others who've commented on this, I first saw this movie as a kid when AIP released a dubbed version in the 60s. Its definitely not a kiddie movie, and is still quite impressive for its effects and production design, as well as its intelligent story.


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