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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.

Director:

Jindrich Polák

Writers:

Pavel Jurácek (screenplay and dialogue), Jindrich Polák (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

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 Marcela Martínková ... Steffa - Wertbowsky's wife
Jozef Adamovic ... Zdenek Lorenc - coordinator
Jaroslav Rozsíval Jaroslav Rozsíval ... The Ship's Doctor
Ruzena Urbanova 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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Do You Dare Take the Trip Into the 25th Century?

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

25 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voyage to the End of the Universe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Filmové studio Barrandov See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

SPOILER: For the American release, titled "Voyage to the End of the Universe," American International Pictures cut the film up, changing a number of things:
  • Approximately 26 minutes of footage were removed (including a sequence in a man-made flying saucer carrying dead capitalists, nerve gas and an atomic bomb).
  • The story was changed substantially, the ship's flight direction reversed (making it an alien ship traveling to Earth), and the Statue of Liberty pasted into the final shot.
  • The cast and staff's names in the credits were altered significantly to look like English.
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Referenced in Host Lucie Výborné: Jan Hrebejk (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Part One: Introduction
from "King David" aka "Le Roi David"
Music by Arthur Honegger.
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Cult movie from Lem's Magellan Cloud novel
12 December 2005 | by tfo222See 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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