A boy obsessed with 50s sci-fi movies about aliens has a recurring dream about a blueprint of some kind, which he draws for his inventor friend. With the help of a third kid, they follow it and build themselves a spaceship. Now what?
American kids go to a space camp during the summer holidays. They learn how to operate the Space Shuttle. A team consisting of a guy who just entered to meet girls, a wanna be astronaut and an instructor who wanted to go on a mission instead of teaching can sit in the Shuttle while testing the engines. Then they're launched by mistake ...Written by
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Jinx's general shape (round-ish, white colored side panels, tripod legs, light-up eyes) resembles the turrets in Portal (2007) and Portal 2 (2011). This is especially evident in the long shots when Jinx is talking to the NASA computer about booster ignition. See more »
Almost immediately after reaching orbit, the Space Shuttle has to open its cargo bay doors in order to vent heat from the craft through radiators built on the inside of the doors. These doors aren't closed again until just before re-entry in order to prevent over-heating. For much of their time in orbit in this movie, the bay doors remain closed. In addition, the doors on Atlantis don't even have the radiators. See more »
How the hell am I supposed to keep a lid on this? People for 500 miles know the shuttle went up.
Commander Zach Burkstroom:
Tell them the truth. You sent my wife and five kids up from Spacecamp. They'll never believe it.
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Ok, I first saw this little gem when I was around 9 years old. Back then I thought this film was cool. The other day, they played this movie on the SciFi Channel. I sat there thinking to myself, "This is a lot more stupid than I remember." And It is. I read a review on here that claimed that Kate Capshaw's character is annoying. Is that it? They're all annoying, especially Joaquin Phoenix's character, Max. They're all just a bunch of whiny individuals in the need of a serious beating. So maybe It's cause I'm older now, and more things annoy me, or this film is strictly for kids. On a lighter note, it was good to see Larry B. Scott (Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds).
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