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The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 15 June 2007 (UK)
An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

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Werner Herzog

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Werner Herzog

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Cast

Cast overview:
Brad Dourif ... The Alien
Donald Williams Donald Williams ... Astronaut Commander (as Capt. Donald Williams)
Ellen Baker Ellen Baker ... Astronaut physician (as Dr. Ellen Baker)
Franklin Chang-Diaz Franklin Chang-Diaz ... Astronaut Plasma Physicist
Shannon Lucid Shannon Lucid ... Astronaut biochemist
Michael McCulley Michael McCulley ... Astronaut pilot
Roger Diehl Roger Diehl ... Mathematician
Ted Sweetser Ted Sweetser ... Mathematician
Martin Lo Martin Lo ... Mathematician
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Storyline

An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

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Sci-Fi

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2007 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wake for Galileo See more »

Filming Locations:

Antarctica See more »

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Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Multiple formats were used throughout the film. Footage shot in space was on standard 16mm, the underwater nature footage was on a consumer grade SD digital camera and interview footage with the scientists as well as the scenes with the Alien were on digital HD. The final edit was composed into an unspecified digital format and transferred to 35mm. See more »

Quotes

The Alien: You see aliens as these technologically-advanced super-beings who destroy New York city in two minutes flat. Well I hate to say this, but we aliens all suck.
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22 July 2008 | by bertseymour7See all my reviews

I respect Herzog and like how he goes in strange directions, but with that sometimes he wanders down the wrong path, or maybe wrong isn't the word. He sometimes wanders down a boring path. Somehow Herzog got his hands on some space footage and some antarctic underwater footage and thought he could compose that into a sci fi movie.

This is of course a visually distinctive journey and a must for all die hard Herzog fans, but I felt it was a bit too strange and far out. Brad Dourif plays an alien on earth who says he sucks at what he does or something along those lines, which is kind of funny.

Maybe you have to be in the right atmosphere to enjoy this journey, but if you are only going to see one Herzog film, don't make it this one.


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