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The First Men in the Moon (2010)

TV Movie  |   |  Sci-Fi  |  19 October 2010 (UK)
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In 1969 the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that,in 1909,as ... See full summary »

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In 1969 the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that,in 1909,as a struggling writer,he met eccentric Professor Cavor,inventor of Cavorite,a gravity-defying substance which they used to build a sphere,which took them to the Moon. Captured by ant-like Selenites,Bedford was anxious to make his escape but Cavor was happy to stay and communicate with the Moon-dwellers. Back on Earth Bedford hears via wireless that Cavor was forced to kill himself and the Moon-dwellers to prevent them from invading Earth. As Jim watches the Apollo landing with his parents back in the present he sees a Selenite,hiding behind a lunar rock,peering at the astronauts. Written by don @ minifie-1

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As they approached the moon, an alarm number 1202 occurred and Cavor said "I'd ignore it". This is a reference to the "1202 Alarm" that the Apollo 11 LEM encountered when it approached the lunar surface in 1969. The astronauts on Apollo 11 similarly ignored the alarm as it was related to a radar system overload, and ground control believed they would have sufficient processing capacity to land anyway. See more »

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When they are in the pod and it has lifted off they suffer G-force but as the pod is covered by carvite no force would be able to affect anything inside. See more »

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24 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

The First Men in the Moon is a delightfully slow-paced, contemplative science fiction drama with enough depth to keep the viewer intrigued for the full 1 hour 30 minutes. The CGI wasn't great but this didn't really detract from the story, and the cheap animation actually seemed to make it more charming - it certainly has a hint of Harryhausen, as a previous reviewer pointed out. There was enough in common with the 1964 adaption to satisfy aficionados but also definite refinements - the 'apple' Cavorite scene, for instance, was far classier than the same scene from the previous version (which involved a chair). There was also a wonderful sense of innovation and quirkiness throughout; the Le Voyage dans la Lune style dream sequence did seem a little disconnected but was a great touch, and very avant-garde. Overall, watching The First Men in the Moon is an enthralling and thoroughly original experience.


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