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The First Men in the Moon (2010)

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, ... See full summary »

Director:

Damon Thomas

Writers:

Mark Gatiss (screenplay), H.G. Wells (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rory Kinnear ... Bedford
Mark Gatiss ... Cavor
Alex Riddell Alex Riddell ... Jim
Peter Forbes Peter Forbes ... Dad
Katherine Jakeways ... Mum
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Mrs. Fitt
Lee Ingleby ... Chessocks
Philip Jackson ... Grand Lunar (voice)
Ian Hallard ... Phi-Oo (voice)
Reece Shearsmith ... Moon
Steve Pemberton ... Sun
Bunsen Bunsen ... Faraday
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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, he sees a Selenite, hiding behind a lunar rock, peering at the astronauts. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The substance is supposed to stop gravity working on an object but in the film it repels the object against gravity. See more »

Connections

Version of The First Men in the Moon (1919) See more »

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Nostalgia just isnt what it used to be.
16 May 2018 | by tomthompson-86458See all my reviews

This was an interesting sort of a remake,, I couldnt decide if it was a genuine remake or an attempt to turn out a brand new film for very very few dollars. I would strongly advise anyone to go find the original and watch it instead. Its so close in places that i watched to see if they had slotted new actors into old scenes , if thats the case it was quite clever , if it was all new ,, it was quite sad.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Emberek a holdban See more »

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Can Do Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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