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I’m scared of color, please keep me in black and white.
Most sources say this film was made in 1953, but I have seen 1952 listed as well
1-Designing a spacecraft involves a lot of standing around and talking endlessly.
2-In the 1950’s everyone smoked everywhere.
3-You can easily get a pass to get in to a government installation, but getting a pass to go out isn’t as easy to obtain.
4-Scientists love to go to parties even when there’s lots of work to do.
5-Having marital problems and being suspected of murder while working a spacecraft won’t help you do your job well.
6-Scientist love wearing white overall around the work area.
7-Spacesuits can be made out of the thinnest and cheapest plastic you can find.
8-Some times a space travel ready rocket can look like a painted backdrop.
9-One could easily swap places with a real astronaut and security wouldn’t even question it.
10-In space something will always go wrong.
The negatives-This is a very, talky and slow movie. The sets are so cramped I felt myself hunching over as I watched it like the walls were closing in on me. The title, case and poster try to sell this as a sci-fi film, but it’s more of a spy film with a rocket launch background.
The positives-The leads try to make it work. Even though the spacesuits looked to be made of cheap material I still kind of liked the style.
This early Hammer film came at a time when the company was still making films that were more noir than horror or sci-fi. While this one tries to put in some sci-fi parts it’s more spy drama and a very lukewarm one at best.
The rocket scientist parties are the best.
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