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Spaceflight IC-1: An Adventure in Space (1965)

Unrated | | Sci-Fi | October 1965 (USA)
A spaceship crewman plots a mutiny against the stern leader taking a group of people to settle on a new planet from Earth.

Director:

Bernard Knowles

Writer:

Harry Spalding (as Henry Cross)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Williams ... Capt. Mead Ralston
Kathleen Breck Kathleen Breck ... Kate Saunders
John Cairney ... Dr. Steven Thomas
Donald Churchill ... Carl Walcott
Jeremy Longhurst Jeremy Longhurst ... John Saunders
Linda Marlowe ... Dr. Helen Thomas
Margo McLennan Margo McLennan ... Joyce Walcott (as Margo Mayne)
Norma West ... Jan Ralston
Tony Doonan Tony Doonan ... Dr. Griffith
Andrew Downie Andrew Downie ... Capt. Burnett
John Lee ... Dr. Garth
Chuck Julian Chuck Julian ... Webster
Max Kirby Max Kirby ... Ho-Ho the Holograph Clown
Mark Lester ... Don Saunders
Stuart Middleton Stuart Middleton ... Michael Thomas (as Stewart Middleton)
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Storyline

In the year 2015, a spaceship, the IC-1, travels through outer space looking for a suitable planet to settle on. The commander, Captain Ralston, is stern and brutal in which one cadet, Steven, plots a revolt to turn the leadership of the command over to him. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Astronauts Mutiny in Space! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spaceflight IC-1 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Lippert Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2015. See more »

Goofs

IC-1 is shown passing by twinkling stars several times. Of course in space there would be no atmosphere that causes stars to twinkle. See more »

Connections

References Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963) See more »

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Interesting, timely little movie
27 April 2017 | by kleary1See all my reviews

I stumbled upon this movie and unfortunately missed the beginning, however it was quite easy to catch up on the basic plot. What first intrigued me was that the info button showed this as one star, yet the little bit of dialogue I had heard seemed pretty intelligent (a grouchy meal time exchange is happening when a lovely character who looks uncannily like Natasha Richardson comes in and cheerfully says "good morning" and another character replies, "how does she know it's morning, or even good"...also another actress looks very much like Felicity Jones). I have no faith in the ratings done by these cable services--I once saw Citizen Kane rated 2 stars (it's since been updated to 4) and Deadpool, 4 stars, and the 3 Godfathers described as "...three outlaws on the lamb..." Yikes. ...so I dove in. I notice many of the scathing reviews here are from at least 4 or more years ago, pre-Trump. One of the things I noticed immediately about this movie is how perfectly timely it is. We have had the hottest recent years on record, the EPA is being stripped, auto emission regulations reversed, he's bringing coal back (yeah, right), and climate scientists are saying that without CO2 emission reductions, we're on track to be at 900 parts per million for CO2 by 2100 (in context, pre-industrial revolution, about 200 years ago, CO2 was 280 ppm). We are on track to recreate the early Eocene Epoch. A baby born today will be 83 in 2100 and by the time his or her grandchild is 83, it's possible life on earth will pretty much resemble the dystopian vision portrayed in so many science fiction works. And thus we land in the world of Spacecraft IC-1, where a group of people are carefully chosen to go to an Earth-2 colony and populate it with a healthy, as perfect as possible genetic line. Meanwhile, back on messy old earth, the population is oppressed by what sounds like a nefarious dictator class and a strict code known as RULE, "the Reformed United League Executive council". This apparently was supposed to take place in 2015 (something I probably missed at the beginning)--fast forward to 2017, and instead of trying to fix this beautiful, perfect planet full of trees, rivers, mountains, waterfalls, butterflies, and rainbows (thanks Bill Maher), we have pledged NASA 20 billion dollars to send men to Mars. Billionaire hobbyists are busy spending their spare change on elaborate bomb shelters in New Zealand and manned Mars missions, because what do you do with all that money--certainly not help your fellow man on Earth. One of the main criticisms of this movie is how cheap it looks--in other words, it doesn't have a glossy, futuristic look. Please remember that this was made in 1965, 4 years before man landed on the moon. Under the circumstances, I think the film's vision is just fine. In fact, I admire that they put the characters in ordinary clothing and didn't try to cook up some crazy futuristic look. It kind of reminded me of the simple look of a Twilight Zone episode. Keep in mind, if you re-watch the original Star Trek, it looks pretty cheap and cheesy too by modern standards. The other part of the movie's plot that I thought was pretty well done was that of mutiny. Really, mutiny is timeless and what happens aboard Spacecraft IC-1 isn't so very different than what happened on the Bounty. Overall, of course the special effects are very outdated by today's standards, but if you overlook this, the story is complex and intriguing, the acting is decent, and the dialogue is quite well-written. Give it a chance.


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