I'm surprised his wife didn't tell him to shut up, and stop asking questions.
Now, for all you history buffs, this was filmed in 1970. And we see an airliner being loaded at the rear exit. Now, the rear stairs are what DB Cooper used in his robbery. And they were built into the airliner. All gone now due to weight.
And, in the old days, you could film aboard a real airliner in flight. So, just for the 70s filming, 5 stars.
Not a favorite, again, because the talking would drive you nuts.
For a fan based effort, this is EXCELLENT. Now I plan to watch more.
Again, the story alone really was good. The sets are good. If they had more budget, they could have had the Tellurite ship interior. And the acting is getting good, with hits from the TOS. for example, Spock, has a few clever and logical things to say.
Again, quite a nice few hours to spend. 7 stars.
Now, when the sub clears the bridge, ready to dive, the officer puts his foot on a lever. The lever closed the voice tubes. Now, in every American movie, we never see this. I wonder if our subs USED voice tubes or microphones. Or we just never showed it.
The sub was a T type.
Also, the chlorine gas was from sea water getting into the batteries.
Now, the movie was quite realistic, with a few quirks. The sub is reported overdue..... and then we cut to the guys on the sub waking up. I don't think they were knocked out for two hours.
Acting is excellent, and the sets are good for the budget. A nice realistic touch is when the men got into the 'gun hatch'. Clearly showed how cramped it was, and opening the valves. Nicely done.
PS, the RN man was on the Trenchant, a British sub in WWII. He had quite an adventure.
Story, a simple story really. Which I won't give away, but the pace is ..as many have said, slow. We really don't get to know the characters, but maybe that's the way the director wanted it. After a while, we do find out who wants the land, and why.
You could look at it like this, when you first meet someone, you really don't know them. Takes a while. That is how I would describe this movie. Takes a while to get to the bottom of it.
Maybe the director wanted it that way. To slow for my taste. Three stars for the sets and decoration.
And then we have 1000 more soldiers camped out. With a Maxim machine gun. And the animals and natives over run them in about.... oh... two- three minutes.
In the original Tarzan, both sides take losses.
Even the 'catch up to the train using a shortcut' had no excitement.
Redbox was only two bucks, and thankfully I could fast forward it.
And the CGI animals..... spare me. About as real as the latest Planet of the Apes movie.
At least the sets, uniforms and such looked good, hence... two stars.
It showed a good look at the rich and the poor at the time. And justice, there was none for the children, really, and I'm sure that's the way it was.
People, the harlots, just trying to eek out a living.
Two stars for the sets and costumes. But slow.....
Spoilers spoilers spoilers.... OK, the crops are dying and we have a new dust bowl, so far, so good. But it went on and on. (and on and on....and on and on) And as another reviewer pointed out, we have this secret underground NASA base just a stones throw from where his farm is. Uh Huh. OK, So, gee, he 'wanders in'..and will leave the next day on the hidden spaceship to save the world!
I buy that, don't you?
Now, it did have a GREAT idea, as we go through the wormhole, we 'could' pop out at a different time. Forward in time , and 'MAYBE' backward. OK, this could get interesting, could they pop out BEFORE the dust bowl and return to earth? (and save the world?)
But they do find the other astronauts who went out before them, but I won't give that part away. Land on a few planets.
And the robot, at first, I thought, what a CHEAP looking robot, but I took a liking to it. 'He' actually saves the day. His name is TARS. Kind of liked him.
I gave it one star to balance out those 9 stars.
But along the way, three men released from prison get the blame.
But, is one of them the supposed killer? And a poacher? Watch and find out!
James Doohan and James Best in supporting roles.
I'm not a big Bonanza watcher, but this episode is very very good. If Bonanza ever gets redone, I hope the stories are this good.
I will agree, this movie is interesting, but poorly structured. For example, we have no clue as to how the extra soldiers were ordered to help the 'Monuments Men'(MM). The MM find a mine loaded with art, then suddenly, 100s of men and trucks show up to retrieve it. And yet earlier, a MM, could not even get two extra soldier as guards to go with him.
As far as the sets and equipment, it gets a passing grade. The Kubelwagen was a nice touch.
Three stars, that's it.
So the premise is good. I can see Irwin Allen liking this!
Now, they settle on a farm/settlement, it's fenced in, to protect from the dinosaurs. Some are friendly vegetarian dino's and some are meat eating, tail whipping, angry dino's.
Naturally, the kids don't obey the adults and sneak outside the perimeter....you can guess what happens....
We have a faction of folks who got there earlier, and have their own settlement, the Sixes (got there on the sixth transfer back in time). They are the baddies.
That's a short summary, now for my thoughts...the main actor, Jason O'Mara does fine acting, he's the main lead. Some of the style is like the recent Battlestar Galactica and the plot developed quickly. Good story build up, and we get to learn about the sub-plots, and the characters, their lives. Sometimes it's too short and to the point. Maybe that's a good thing.
The sets and graphics are nice, very nice for a TV production. The camera shakes a bit too much, with the action scenes. Quality writing and acting will make this a very good show, I hope they keep it up, Overall, a solid 8, even a 10, compared to most TV today.
The only copy I know of, is the DVD one, that looks like a poor VHS tape. I sure would like to see the original.
Here is what makes this...GOOD. I sat down to watch this with some friends and kids, they thought it was really good. (They know I love the old show!)
So, a 'might have been' sitting in a WB vault somewhere. Production value is good, overall. I didn't car for the new robot, but everything else, including the new Jupiter II, looks great.
Graphics are good for a PS1 game. Not up to todays standards, but very good for a PS1.
I have played it several times, and my daughter too.
The storyline is different from the movies but a mix of the original book, and the 1968 movie.
Lot's of exploring to do.
I HIGHLY recommend this game. You can get it for $5 -$10 on eBay. John the Sci-Fi fan.
Voyager, due to a Temporal space anomaly, that is man made, flies WAY back to 1996 L.A. Great street scenes. Tuvok says "I don't think they would have noticed if we were in our uniforms". Something to that effect.
This is where the Dr. gets his portable "Holomitter". From the past? watch and find out!
Great performance by Sarah Silverman, Ed Begley, and the regular cast of Voyager.
Considering the TV budget, it's EXCELLENT quality, including early CGI.
I gave it 9 stars, great Science fiction!
OK, NOTE SPOILERS!!!!
Voyager see a cloud, and goes to investigate. I understand that, to EXPLORE. It's human nature. But at some point, military training MUST take over. After all, it'a captains' DUTY to protect his or her ship. Voyager enters the 'cloud' and gets trapped, and blasts it's way out. 14 crewmen hurt. The 'cloud' is a living thing, and hurt by the Voyager entering it.
So what's JANEWAY going to do? Goes back in to HEAL the 'cloud'.
First of all, I don't think any captain would risk casualties, or the whole ship, to heal the 'cloud'.
Second, in TOS, there was always another opinion (Balance of Terror, for example), where Capt'n Kirk would ask for other view, like any good commander.
I'm sure if Capt'n Janeway asked for thoughts about going back into the 'cloud' someone would have said "You nuts for risking the ship".
Like the Dodo bird, Janeway should have sailed off, and not worried about the 'cloud'.
Very strong words for a TV show, in this setting.
As they rest in a village, the bombing starts, and the battle scenes are as good as 'Saving Private Ryan' only much shorter. Very realistic setting.
Some Germans come along, and Saunders waits and shoots kills four. So now the doctor is wondering how can a man kill so easily, while doing all he can to rescue one man in an ambulance.
The doctor and driver both redeem themselves, but I won't give that away.
Now, what make is interesting is.....they vanish into a Twilight Zone. Steve the pilot is faced with his dreams? or nightmares.
I would consider this episode very good, a real Rod Serling feel to it. I'll ad the sets had a Salvador Dali look to it. I saw it the first time, (right here at IMDb) and unlike some Irwin Allen stories, I had to watch this one to the end. Very good, 9 stars.
Now with people large and small disappearing, randomly, how do the hero's get back? Valerie is kidnapped, and some giants see her, and others can't. I WOULD like to know how she climbed down that desk!
Speaking of the props, before all the 'computer graphics' we have today, they really had to make a 12 inch ruler 15 feet long. So the giant could take a swat at the little people! Cool!
Ricardo Montalban is a Partisan,(named Barbu) and in the battle, loses his son (also a Partisan). He gives the most moving speech. His acting is incredible, you could feel his pain, it was that good.
So then Barbu has to decide to kill the German officer they captured, when he escapes. I won't give the ending away.
For your information: Partisans are civilians who fought for freedom, when their country was occupied. Also called 'Guerrillas', or 'Resistance Fighters'.
It runs into a Force Field (Aliens? we will find out!) and the Seaview investigates. The flying sub takes the crew to further look for the force field. Very Unlike the more child-like episodes, this one has real serious action, and a great storyline.
Captain Crain, Kowalski,and Chief Sharkey, get into a shoot-em up, as they explore the underwater headquarters. I won't give anymore away,but well filmed, and well directed. George Takei(Sulu in Star Trek)guest stars.
In conclusion, and must for any Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea fan!
Production values of the underground factory are first rate. The special effects of V-2 rockets and V-1 buzz bombs are top notch too.
I must agree with another comment from 'thomas j-2' . This movie doesn't follow the clichés. It will keep your interest. I was really surprised at some the plot twists. For example, will the British spy talk to save his neck, or not? You can't predict what he will do (like so many movies today.)
I gave this movie an 8.
So imagine my surprise (rather than the usual embarrassment) at this 'Christian' movie. Recommended by a friend. I really expected to be disappointed.
This movie caught me, and I watched the whole thing. FAST moving. BEAUTIFULLY filmed. I'll start with the filming. The color is vibrant, and clear. No grainy images. Proper lighting (when needed). Time was taken to use rails for the camera, (instead of the shaky hand held filming that is popular today).
Acting was top notch, everyone from the missionaries to the natives were accurately portrayed, in proper costume.
The strongest scene is the killing of the missionaries. Younger children need caution.
Excellent movie for all.
Being a 'pre-code' movie, we have some strong scenes. For example, the two whites and one native are about to be crucified, upside down, till the White Goddess steps in to save them. That would get an 'R' rating today! Vintage footage of Natives and wildlife in Africa, is very real, because it was filmed there. And the 'National Geographic' style topless natives are there too.
Toward the end, the white adventurer, saves his wounded native helper, and carries him away from danger. I mention this because I don't think we would see this in an American film in the 1930s. Also we see the native looking back, like a spirit, up in the clouds, near the end. Interesting movie.
I would like to see this film restored.
So one man in a protective suit goes ashore. Now I can understand, due to a radiation cloud, everybody is dead. But NO bodies? Not even from pets?It would stink to high heaven. And then the machinery (from a power-plant?) is running at full blast. SOMETHING would overload by then, and fires would break out. So the man throws 2, and only 2 switches and turns off the power to the whole city.
This is a S L O W soap opera.
Want to see a better movie? 'Panic in Year Zero!' was a much better picture.
And I have to mention, at that time, 1959, there WOULD be bomb shelters, and some survivors.
I'll give it 2 stars for Fred Astaire's fine acting. (And the vintage race car event. As a matter of fact, that was the best part!)
Nobody has seen the child??? Nobody?
Hmmm did the radio the airport where they took off? Noooooooo.
I could go on, but I will quote from another comment. "Never before have I wasted two hours of my life on quite such egregious nonsense."
With the exception of Battlefield Earth, this is the worst movie I have seen this year.
And the kid, sure doesn't obey mommy, as in running off at a big airport. A spanking would cure that.(whoops, not politically correct). The mommy, (Jodie Foster) should pay attention to her kid more. What a nail biting? waste of time.
The interior shot of the airplane were well done. One star for set design.