Adventure, Sci-Fi - UK / USA - 141 min / USA:160 min (premiere cut)
2001: A Space OdysseyStanley Kubrick
Cast: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack
Plot Summary: Mankind finds a mysterious, obviously artificial, artifact buried on the moon and, with the intelligent computer HAL, sets off on a quest. This movie is concerned with intelligence as the division between animal and human, then asks a question; what is the next division? Technology is treated as irrelevant to the quest - literally serving as mere vehicles for the human crew, and as a shell for the immature HAL entity. Story told as a montage of impressions, music and impressive and careful attention to subliminal detail. A very influential film and still a class act, even after 25 years.
Writing credits: Arthur C. Clarke (story) The Sentinel), Stanley Kubrick (screenplay) & Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)
Sci-Fi, Horror, Thriller - UK - 116 min (director's cut)
Cast: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm
Plot Summary: A mining ship, investigating a suspected SOS, lands on a distant planet. The crew discovers some strange creatures and investigates. After a bad landing on the planet, some crew members leave the ship to explore the area. At the same time as they discover a hive colony of some unknown creature, the ship's computer deciphers the message to be a warning, not a call for help. When one of the eggs is disturbed, the crew do not know the danger they are in until it is too late.
Comedy - UK - 90 min
The Bed Sitting RoomRichard Lester
Cast: Rita Tushingham, Ralph Richardson, Peter Cook, Harry Secombe, Dudley Moore, Spike Milligan
Plot Summary: Set in post-nuclear-holocaust England, where a handful of bizarre characters struggle on with their lives in the ruins, amongst endless heaps of ash, piles of broken crockery and brick, muddy plains, and heaps of dentures and old boots. Patriotically singing "God Save Mrs. Etheyl Shroake, Long Live Mrs. Etheyl Shroake", they wander through this surrealistic landscape, forever being warned by the police to "keep moving", and prone to the occasional mutation into a parrot, cupboard, or even, yes, a bed sitting room with "No Wogs" scrawled in the grime on it's windows. In particular, this story revolves around the odd "love story" of a girl who lives with her parents in one compartment of a London Underground train, the commuter in the next compartment, and the doctor they meet after returning above ground in search of a nurse for the heavily pregnant girl.
Writing credits: John Antrobus (also play), Spike Milligan (play)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy - UK - 136 min (DVD edition) / USA:142 min (director's cut) / USA:94 min (edited version)
Cast: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins, Michael Palin
Plot Summary: Sam Lowry is a harried technocrat in a futuristic society that is needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly away from technology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry Buttle, Lowry meets the woman he is always chasing in his dreams, Jill Layton. Meanwhile, the bureaucracy has fingered him responsible for a rash of terrorist bombings, and both Sam and Jill's lives are put in danger.
Crime, Drama, Thriller - UK - 136 min
A Clockwork OrangeStanley Kubrick
Cast: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke, John Clive, Adrienne Corri
Plot Summary: In a futuristic Britain, a gang of teenagers go on the rampage every night, beating and raping helpless victims. After one of the boys quells an uprising in the gang, they knock him out and leave him for the police to find. He agrees to try "aversion therapy" to shorten his jail sentence. When he is eventually let out, he hates violence, but the rest of his gang members are still after him.
Family, Sci-Fi - UK - 30 min (39 episodes)
"Fireball XL5"Gerry Anderson
Cast: Paul Maxwell (voice), John Bluthal (voice), Sylvia Anderson (voice), David Graham (voice)
Plot Summary: Fireball XL5 was part of the fleet of interplanetary rockets protecting Sector 25 of the Solar System from alien invasion under the supervision of the World Space Patrol. In command of XL5 was Steve Zodiac, and his crew consisted of Venus, a doctor, Professor Matic, the science officer, and Robert the Robot, the rocket's mechanical co-pilot.
39 Episodes 30 min:
1962 01 Planet 46
1962 02 The Doomed Planet
1962 03 Space Immigrants
1962 04 Plant Man From Space
1962 05 Spy in Space
1963 06 The Sun Temple
1963 07 XL5 to H20
1963 08 Space Pirates
1963 09 Flying Zodiac
1963 10 Space Pen
1963 11 Space Monster
1963 12 Last of the Zanadus
1963 13 Planet of Platonia
1963 14 The Triads
1963 15 Wings Of Danger
1963 16 Convict in Space
1963 17 Space Vacation
1963 18 Flight to Danger
1963 19 Prisoner On The Lost Planet
1963 20 The Forbidden Planet
1963 21 Robert to the Rescue
1963 22 Dangerous Cargo
1963 23 Mystery of the TA2
1963 24 Drama at Space City
1963 26 The Granatoid Tanks
1963 25 1875.avi
1963 27 The Robot Freighter Mystery
1963 28 Whistle For Danger
1963 29 Trial by Robot
1963 30 A Day in the Life of a Space General
1963 31 Invasion Earth
1963 32 Faster than Light
1963 33 The Day the Earth Froze
1963 34 The Fire Fighters
1963 35 Space City Special
1963 36 Ghosts of Space
1963 37 Hypnotic Sphere
1963 38 Sabotage
1963 39 Space Magnet
Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller - USA - 98 min
Forbidden PlanetFred M. Wilcox
Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
Plot Summary: First mainstream film to have the music performed entirely by electronic instruments.
Louis Barron and Bebe Barron worked on the electronic soundtrack music "tonalities" for only three months, the length of time given them by Dore Schary, head of MGM. He authorized the studio to send them a complete workprint at Christmas 1955. They received the complete 35mm Eastmancolor workprint at New Year's 1956, a week later, still with many visual effects sequences missing and timed in with blank leader by editor Ferris Webster. From January 1, 1956 to April 1, 1956, they worked on the soundtrack score in their Greenwich Village studio in New York City while the film was in post-production in Culver City. The score was completed and delivered to MGM on April 1, 1956, and the film was released for a studio sneak preview soon afterward. The musician's union, however, objected to the soundtrack, and blocked the Barrons from being credited as "composers", hence the term "electronic tonalities".
The music score known to many as "Forbidden Planet Fanfare - Parts 1 & 2" on the original 1956 theatrical trailer, beyond the electronic tonalities of the Barrons, was composed by 'Andre Previn' , and pieced together seamlessly by an MGM music editor. The music was originally written by Previn for the MGM films Scene of the Crime (1949) and Bad Day at Black Rock (1955).
Horror, Sci-Fi - USA - 81 min
The Incredible Shrinking ManJack Arnold
Cast: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey, William Schallert
Plot Summary: After an exposure to a strange mist, Scott Carey begins to shrink. After facing such trials as confounded doctors and his angry cat, he accidently gets locked in the basement. His very life then becomes a battle for survival, with only his wits to overcome the liability of his size.
Family, Animation, Comedy - USA / Philippines - 30 min (27 episodes)
"Invader ZIM"Steve Ressel
Cast: Richard Steven Horvitz (Zim), Andy Berman (Dib), Rosearik Rikki Simons (Gir), Melissa Fahn (Gaz)
Plot Summary: A short alien bent on conquering Earth poses as a human, and only one paranoid child knows his secret. Warning: Piggies may be involved in resulting insanity.
Season 1 - 2001:
1-01 The Nightmare Begins
1-02 Parent Teacher Night
1-03 Walk Of Doom
1-04 Bestest Friend
1-07 Dark Harvest
1-08 Attack Of The Saucer Morons
1-09 The Wettening
1-10 Career Day
1-11 Battle Dib
1-12 A Room With A Moose
1-14 Invasion Of The Idiot Dog Brain
1-15 Bad Bad Rubber Piggy
1-16 Planet Jackers
1-17 Rise Of Zitboy
1-18 Plague Of Babies
1-19 Bloatys Pizza Hog
1-20 Bolognius Maximus
1-21 Game Slave 2
1-22 Halloween Spectacular Of Spooky Doom
1-23 Mysterious Mysteries
1-24 Future Dib
1-25 Door to Door
1-26 FBI Warning Of Doom
1-27 Battle Of The Planets
1-29 The Sad Sad Tale Of Chickenfoot
1-32 Tak The Hideous New Girl
1-33 Gir Goes Crazy And Stuff
1-34 Dibs Wonderful Life of Doom
1-35 Hobo 13
1-36 Walk For Your Lives
Season 2 - 2001/02:
2-01 The Most Horrible Xmas Ever
2-02 Backseat Drivers From Beyond The Stars
2-03 The Girl Who Cried Gnome
2-04 Dibship Rising
2-06 The Voting Of The Doomed
2-07 Mortos Der Soulstealer
2-08 Zim Eats Waffles
2-09 Gaz Taster Of Pork
Action, Family, Fantasy - UK / USA - 104 min
Jason and the ArgonautsDon Chaffey
Cast: Todd Armstrong, Nancy Kovack, Gary Raymond, Laurence Naismith, Niall MacGinnis, Michael Gwynn
Plot Summary: The legendary Greek hero leads a team of intrepid adventurers in a perilous quest for the legendary Golden Fleece. Jason has been prophesied to take the throne of Thessaly. When he saves Pelias from drowning, but does not recognize him as the man who had earlier killed his father, Pelias tells Jason to travel to Colchis to find the Golden Fleece. Jason follows his advice and assembles a sailing crew of the finest men in Greece, including Hercules. They are under the protection of Hera, queen of the gods. Their voyage is replete with battles against harpies, a giant bronze Talos, a hydra, and an animated skeleton army, all brought to life by the special effects wizardry of Ray Harryhausen.
Also Known As: Jason and the Golden Fleece
Music by: Bernard Herrmann
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror - USA - 71 min
Killers from SpaceW. Lee Wilder
Cast: Peter Graves, James Seay, Steve Pendleton, Frank Gerstle, John Frederick, Barbara Bestar
Plot Summary: A scientist monitoring atomic tests, killed in a plane crash, is revived by aliens so he can spy on the tests and help them conquer the world. Atomic scientist Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes while on an investigatory mission after a nuclear test. Showing up at the base later, he is given sodium pentathol after being caught in espionage activities. He is not believed as he relates how he was captured by aliens who plan on conquering Earth by using giant animals and insects.
Horror, Sci-Fi, Drama - USA / Italy - 86 min
The Last Man on EarthUbaldo Ragona
Cast: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Umberto Raho, Christi Courtland
Plot Summary: Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) is the only survivor of a devastating world-wide plague due to a mysterious immunity he acquired to the bacterium while working in Central America years ago. He is all alone now...or so it seems. As night falls, plague victims begin to leave their graves, part of a hellish undead army that''s thirsting for blood...his!
Also Known As: Naked Terror, Night People, The Night Creatures, Ultimo uomo della terra, L' (Italy), Vento di morte, Wind of Death
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller - UK - 101 min (edited version)
Cast: Steve Railsback, Peter Firth, Frank Finlay, Mathilda May, Patrick Stewart, Michael Gothard
Plot Summary: A space shuttle mission investigating Halley's Comet brings back a malevolent race of space vampires who transform most of London's population into zombies. The only survivor of the expedition and British authorities attempt to capture a mysterious but beautiful alien woman who appears responsible.
Music by: Henry Mancini
Also Known As: Space Vampires (UK) (USA), Vampires from Outer Space (UK)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy - New Zealand / USA - 178 min / 208 min (special extended edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingPeter Jackson
Cast: Alan Howard, Noel Appleby, Sean Astin, Sala Baker, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett
Plot Summary: In a small village in the Shire a young Hobbit named Frodo has been entrusted with an ancient Ring. Now he must embark on an Epic quest to the Cracks of Doom in order to destroy it.
Also Known As: Der Herr der Ringe: Die Gefährten (Germany)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy - USA / New Zealand / Germany - 201 min / 251 min (extended edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingPeter Jackson
Cast: Noel Appleby, Alexandra Astin, Sean Astin, David Aston, John Bach, Sean Bean
Plot Summary: The former Fellowship of the Ring prepare for the final battle for Middle Earth, while Frodo & Sam approach Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring.
Also Known As: The Return of the King (USA), Der Herr der Ringe: Die Rückkehr des Königs (Germany)
Action, Adventure, Fantasy - USA / New Zealand / Germany - 179 min / 223 min (special extended edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersPeter Jackson
Cast: Bruce Allpress, Sean Astin, John Bach, Sala Baker, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom
Plot Summary: Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring. Whilst their former companions make new allies and launch an assault on Isengard.
Also Known As: Der Herr der Ringe: Die Zwei Türme (Germany)
Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi - USA - 106 min (original version) / USA:64 min (Kodascope Version) / 100 min (1998 George Eastman House Restoration) / USA:64 min (1991 alternate version) / USA:93 min (2000 alternate version)
The Lost WorldHarry O. Hoyt
Cast: Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett, Arthur Hoyt
Plot Summary: Explorer Professor Challenger is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White's daughter, Paula. Malone's paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by prehistoric creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them. The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.
Writing credits: Arthur Conan Doyle (novel), Marion Fairfax (screenplay)
Action, Drama, Romance - Germany - 147 min (2001 restored version) / Germany:210 min (premiere cut) / Germany:80 min (Giorgio Moroder version) / Germany:93 min (re-release version) / USA:114 min (25 fps) (1927 cut version) / USA:123 min (2002 Murnau Foundation 75th aniversary restored version) / Spain:118 min (DVD edition) / USA:117 min
Cast: Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich, Brigitte Helm, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Fritz Rasp, Theodor Loos
Plot Summary: It is the future, and humans are divided into two groups: the thinkers, who make plans (but don't know how anything works), and the workers, who achieve goals (but don't have the vision). Completely separate, neither group is complete, but together they make a whole. One man from the "thinkers" dares visit the underground where the workers toil, and is astonished by what he sees...
Drama, Horror, Mystery - UK - 62 min
The Mystery of the Marie CelesteDenison Clift
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Shirley Grey, Arthur Margetson, Edmund Willard, Dennis Hoey, George Mozart
Plot Summary: During a horrific storm at sea, the crew realizes that there is a murderer among them who is killing them off one by one.
Also Known As: Phantom Ship
Horror - Italy - 101 min
Nightmare CastleMario Caiano
Cast: Barbara Steele, Paul Müller, Helga Liné, Laurence Clift
Plot Summary: A woman and her lover are tortured and killed by her sadistic husband. The pair return from the grave to seek vengeance. A sadistic count tortures and murders his unfaithful wife and her lover, then removes their hearts from their bodies. Years later, the count remarries and the new wife experiences nightmares and hauntings. The ghosts of the slain return to exact their bloody revenge, until their hearts are destroyed.
Music by: Ennio Morricone
Also Known As: Gli Amanti d'oltretomba, Lovers Beyond the Tomb, Lovers from Beyond the Tomb, Night of the Doomed (UK), Nightmare Castle (USA), Orgasmo The Faceless Monster
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller - Germany - 85 min / Sweden:84 min (DVD version) / 84 min (1994 restored version projected at 20 fps) / UK:88 min (1997 restored version) / USA:81 min / Spain:65 min (VHS version) / Spain:92 min (DVD edition)
Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des GrauensF.W. Murnau
Cast: Max Schreck, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Alexander Granach, Georg H. Schnell, Ruth Landshoff
Plot Summary: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. Silent classic based on the story "Dracula."
Also Known As: Nosferatu (USA), Nosferatu the Vampire (USA), Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror, Nosferatu, a Symphony of Terror, Nosferatu: The First Vampire (USA), Terror of Dracula
Sci-Fi - USA - 82 min
The Phantom PlanetWilliam Marshall
Cast: Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray, Anthony Dexter, Francis X. Bushman, Richard Weber, Al Jarvis
Plot Summary: The mysterious appearance of an unknown planet brings miniature people, giant monsters, beautiful women and undaunted heroes to the screen. The self-contained planet "Rheton" has the ability to move in and out of galaxies to escape their enemies. Earth sends an astronaut team to investigate, which discovers miniature people. One astronaut survives to help them fight off monsters and Solorite attacks.
Horror, Sci-Fi - USA - 79 min
Plan 9 from Outer SpaceEdward D. Wood Jr.
Cast: Gregory Walcott, Mona McKinnon, Duke Moore, Tom Keene, Carl Anthony, Paul Marco
Plot Summary: Aliens resurrect dead humans as zombies and vampires to stop human kind from creating the Solaranite (a sort of sun-driven bomb).
Writing credits: Edward D. Wood Jr.
Also Known As: Grave Robbers from Outer Space (USA)
User Comments: Author: rtim12 (USA) A classic of the bad sci-fi genre!
This is one of the best of the worst films of all time. When viewed with the right mindset it never fails to entertain. Poor production values, terrible acting, worse directing, and dialog that has to be heard to be believed, combine to create a cinematic gem.
When speaking of bad movies, it is important to understand what is meant by "bad". There is good bad, and there is bad bad. Bad bad is a movie that combines all the elements listed above--bad acting, bad directing, etc.--to produce something that bores. Good bad combines the same elements in such a way that a highly entertaining movie is made, although not in the way the movie makers hope.
"Plan 9" is not just good bad, it is brilliant bad. It is unintentionally hilarious, and that's as funny as it gets. This is a movie that has absolutely no redeeming qualities. Everything about it is bad. When George Romero made "Night of the Living Dead" he did it on the cheap, but still produced a film that was intense, scary, and had a point. "Plan 9" is nothing but bad, albeit in a wonderful way.
As an example of bad production values, there is a scene where a police car is speeding away from headquarters. As the action begins it is broad daylight. The next scene is the car racing across the city. Now, however, it is night! Next is the car arriving at its destination, a cemetery, and again it is daylight. That is either one huge city, or somebody on the Plan 9 crew was asleep at the switch.
"Plan 9" is so full of great badness that to detail all the goofs, flubs, and cheesiness would require remaking the entire movie. The cemetery is a weed-infested lot; an airline cockpit set is a shower curtain, some plywood and a couple chairs; a cop scratches his head with the business end of a gun barrel; the outside of the space ship has a ladder that goes nowhere; the plan itself, that is, plan number 9, makes no sense at all. And on and on and on...
If you love movies, and want to consider yourself conversant in all genres of film, seeing at least one bad sci-fi movie is a must. "Plan 9" is the Hamlet of that genre. See it with a couple people who get it, and have a great time.
Sci-Fi, Adventure - USA - 74 min
Prehistoric WomenGregg C. Tallas
Cast: Laurette Luez, Allan Nixon, Joan Shawlee, Judy Landon, Mara Lynn, Jo-Carroll Dennison
Plot Summary: Tigri (Laurette Luez, working her way up to Bomba and Bowery Boys films) and her stone-age girl friends hate all men, but realizing they are a necessary evil, capture some for potential (strictly business, no recreation allowed) husbands. Engor (Allan Nixon, working his way down to the Mesa of Lost Women) escapes and, in his travels, discovers fire. This comes in handy later, after he has been recaptured by the women, when he drives off a dragon, or something, with his new discovery. This little feat has the effect of making the women realize their rightful subservient position, and he and Tigri have a primitive (non-catered) wedding, and go off to start a new tribe of fur-wearers.
Also Known As: The Virgin Goddess (USA)
Horror, Thriller - USA / UK - 146 min (original version)
The ShiningStanley Kubrick
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone
Plot Summary: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) gets a job as the custodian of the Overlook Hotel, in the mountains of Colorado. The place is closed down during winter, and Torrance and his family will be the only occupants of the hotel for a long while. When the snow storms block the Torrance family in the hotel, Jack's son Danny - who has some clairvoyance and telepathy powers - discovers that the hotel is haunted and that the spirits are slowly driving Jack crazy. When Jack meets the ghost of Mr. Grady, the former custodian of the hotel who murdered his wife and his two daughters, things begin to get really nasty...
Also Known As: Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'
Documentary - UK - 50 min (17 episodes)
"Supernatural Science"Jonathan Dent
Action, Comedy, Mystery - UK - 60 min (161 episodes)
Cast: Patrick Macnee, Diana Rigg
Plot Summary: A quirky spy show of the adventures of an eccentricly suave British agent and his predominately female partners.
Season 4-6 (1965-1967) w. Emma Peel (Diana Rigg).
1965 (S04E01) The Town of No Return
1965 (S04E02) The Gravediggers
1965 (S04E03) The Cybernauts
1965 (S04E04) Death at Bargain Prices
1965 (S04E05) Castle De'ath
1965 (S04E06) The Master Minds
1965 (S04E07) The Murder Market
1965 (S04E08) A Sufeit of H2O
1965 (S04E09) The Hour That Never Was
1965 (S04E10) Dial a Deadly Number
1965 (S04E11) Man-Eater of Surrey Green
1965 (S04E12) Two's a Crowd
1965 (S04E13) Too Many Christmas Trees
1966 (S04E14) Silent Dust
1966 (S04E15) Room Without a View
1966 (S04E16) Small Game for Big Hunters
1966 (S04E17) The Girl from Auntie Season 5:
1966 (S04E18) The Thirteenth Hole
1966 (S04E19) Quick-Quick Slow Death
1966 (S04E20) The Danger Makers
1966 (S04E21) A Touch of Brimstone
1966 (S04E22) What the Butler Saw
1966 (S04E23) The House That Jack Built
1966 (S04E24) A Sense of History
1966 (S04E25) How to Succeed... at Murder
1966 (S04E26) Honey for the Prince
1967 (S05E01) From Venus With Love
1967 (S05E02) The Fear Merchants
1967 (S05E03) Escape in Time
1967 (S05E04) The See-Through Man
1967 (S05E05) The Bird Who Knew Too Much
1967 (S05E06) The Winged Avenger
1967 (S05E07) The Living Dead
1967 (S05E08) The Hidden Tiger
1967 (S05E09) The Correct Way to Kill
1967 (S05E10) Never, Never Say Die
1967 (S05E11) Epic
1967 (S05E12) The Superlative Seven
1967 (S05E13) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Station
1967 (S05E14) Something Nasty in the Nursery
1967 (S05E15) The Joker
1967 (S05E16) Who's Who???
1967 (S06E01) Return of the Cybernauts
1967 (S06E02) Death's Door
1967 (S06E03) The £50,000 Breakfast
1967 (S06E04) Dead Man's Treasure
1967 (S06E05) You Have Just Been Murdered
1967 (S06E06) The Positive Negative Man
1967 (S06E07) Murdersville
1967 (S06E08) Mission... Highly Improbable
Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi - UK - 52 min (17 episodes)
"The Prisoner" (No.6)Patrick McGoohan, David Tomblin
Cast: Patrick McGoohan, Angelo Muscat, Leo McKern
Plot Summary: A resigned secret agent is abducted to a bizarre prison where the warders are almost as determined to break him as he is in trying to escape.
Created by: George Markstein, Patrick McGoohan.
Season 1, 1967:
Episode 0: Arrival - A resigned secret agent finds himself trapped in a bizarre prison known only as The Village.
Episode 1: The Chimes of Big Ben
Episode 2: A. B. and C.
Episode 3: Free for All
Number 6 runs for the office of Number 2.
Episode 4: The Schizoid Man - Number 6 is secretly conditioned to have a new self-identity and then is told to claim to be Number 6 against another Number 6 who looks and acts exactly like himself, except that his claim seems more convincing.
Episode 5: The General
Episode 6: Many Happy Returns - Number 6 wakes up to find the Village totally deserted.
Episode 7: Dance of the Dead
Episode 8: Checkmate
Episode 9: Hammer Into Anvil
Episode 10: It's Your Funeral
Episode 11: A Change of Mind
Season 1, 1968:
Episode 12: Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling
Episode 13: Living in Harmony - Number 6 finds himself in the middle of a wild west version of his imprisonment.
Episode 14: The Girl Who Was Death
Episode 15: Once Upon a Time
Episode 16: Fall Out
Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi - USA - 30 min (135 episodes)
"The Twilight Zone"Jus Addiss, Richard L. Bare, Abner Biberman, John Brahm, William F. Claxton, Alan Crosland Jr., Richard Donner, Robert Florey, Lamont Johnson, Buzz Kulik, Perry Lafferty, David Orrick McDearmon, Don Medford, Joseph M. Newman, Robert Parrish, Montgomery Pittman, Ted Post, Stuart Rosenberg, Elliot Silverstein, Ron Winston
Cast: Rod Serling and 211 others
Plot Summary: Rod Serling's seminal anthology series focused on ordinary folks who suddenly found themselves in extraordinary, usually supernatural, situations. The stories would typically end with an ironic twist that would see the guilty punished.
1962 S3E16 Nothing In The Dark
1962 S3E28 The Little People
1963 S4E01 In His Image
1963 S4E02 The Thirty Fathom Grave
1963 S4E03 Valley of the Shadow
1963 S4E04 Hes Alive
1963 S4E05 Mute
1963 S4E06 Death Ship
1963 S4E07 Jess-Bell
1963 S4E08 Miniature
1963 S4E09 Printers Devil
1963 S4E10 No Time Like Past
1963 S4E11 The Parallel
1963 S4E12 I Dream of Genie
1963 S4E13 The New Exhibit
1963 S4E14 Of Late I Think of Cliffordville
1963 S4E15 The Incredible World of Horace Ford
1963 S4E16 On Thursday We Leave for Home
1963 S4E17 Passage on the Lady Anne
1963 S4E18 The Bard
Sci-Fi - UK - 117 min / Canada:91 min (VHS version) / UK:108 min (premiere cut) / UK:113 min (original version) / USA:92 min (cut version)
Things to ComeWilliam Cameron Menzies
Cast: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson, Margaretta Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Maurice Braddell
Plot Summary: A global war begins in 1940. This war drags out over many decades until most of the people still alive (mostly those born after the war started) do not even know who started it or why. Nothing is being manufactured at all any more and society has broken down into primative localized communities. In 1966 a great plague wipes out most of what people are left but small numbers still survive. One day a strange aircraft lands at one of these communities and its pilot tells of an organisation which is rebuilding civilization and slowly moving across the world re-civilizing these groups of survivors. Great reconstruction takes place over the next few decades and society is once again great and strong. The world's population is now living in underground cities. In the year 2035, on the eve of man's first flight to the moon, a popular uprising against progress (which some people claim has caused the wars of the past) gains support and becomes violent.
Produced by: Alexander Korda
Writing credits: H.G. Wells
Also Known As: The Hundred Years to Come (UK), The Shape of Things to Come (UK), Whither Mankind (UK)
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller - Germany / USA - 100 min
The Thirteenth FloorJosef Rusnak
Cast: Craig Bierko, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dennis Haysbert, Steven Schub
Plot Summary: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions. Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the letter, but has to confront the unexpected. The truth is harsher than he could ever imagine...
Writing credits: Daniel F. Galouye (book Simulacron 3), Josef Rusnak (screenplay), Ravel Centeno-Rodriguez (screenplay)
Also Known As: Abwärts in die Zukunft (Germany), The 13th Floor (USA)
Action, Family, Sci-Fi - UK - 60 min (32 episodes)
"Thunderbirds"Brian Burgess, David Elliott, David Lane, Alan Pattillo, Desmond Saunders
Cast: Peter Dyneley, Shane Rimmer, David Holliday, Matt Zimmerman, David Graham, Ray Barrett, Christine Finn, Sylvia Anderson
Plot Summary: In the 21st century, Jeff Tracy, a former astronaut, amasses a colossal fortune and decides that he must use it to benefit others. His answer to this desire is to create International Rescue, a unique private emergency response service equipped with customed designed vehicles and equipment that enable the organization to react to any crisis whether it be in sea, air, land, or space. Jeff's five sons volunteer to operate as the pilots and field agents, as well "Brains" (alias Hiram B. Hackenbaker) as the team engineer. In addition, Jeff's friend, Kyrano and his daughter Tin Tin agree to be the support staff. In addition to the field team, IR also maintains an intelligence network with Lady Penelope and her ex-con chauffer, Parker as the chief agents in this arm. The series depicts this team as they answer various calls for help around and beyond the world while they prevent enemies like the Hood from learning and exploiting their secrets
Created by: Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson.
Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi - USA - 97 min
Twilight Zone: The MovieJohn Landis, George Miller, Steven Spielberg
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Albert Brooks, Vic Morrow, Doug McGrath, Charles Hallahan, Rainer Peets
Plot Summary: Four horror/sci-fi segments directed by four famous directors which are their own versions of classic stories from Rod Serling's landmark television series. Four directors collaborated to remake four episodes of the popular television series 'The Twilight Zone' for this movie. The episodes are updated slightly and in color (the television show was in black-and-white), but very true to the originals, where eerie and disturbing situations gradually spin out of control.
Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller - USA - 73 min
The Wasp WomanRoger Corman
Cast: Susan Cabot, Anthony Eisley, Barboura Morris, William Roerick, Michael Mark, Frank Gerstle
Plot Summary: The founder and owner of a cosmetic factory, Janice Starlin (Susan Cabot), is concerned with the dropping sale results of her company. The scientist Eric Zinthrop (Michael Mark) offers to her his research with wasp enzymes that makes animals younger, and she immediately accepts to hire him, provided she becomes his human subject. She decides by her own to accelerate the treatment injecting additional serum trying to see earlier results, becoming the lethal "Wasp Woman".
Also Known As: Insect Woman, The Bee Girl
Crime, Sci-Fi - West Germany - 205 min (2 parts)
Welt am DrahtRainer Werner Fassbinder
Cast: Klaus Löwitsch, Barbara Valentin, Mascha Rabben, Karl Heinz Vosgerau, Wolfgang Schenck, Günter Lamprecht
Plot Summary: Somewhere in the future there is a computer project called Simulacron one of which is able to simulate a full featured reality, when suddenly project leader Henry Vollmer dies. His successor Dr. Fred Stiller experiences odd phenomena. A good friend, Guenther Lause, disappears in the middle of a conversation and a week later nobody has ever heard of him. And those fits of dizzyness - Stiller cannot believe himself to be fool. There has to be an explanation for all this. Could Simulacron have something to do with it?
Writing credits: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Daniel F. Galouye (novel)
Also Known As: World on Wires, World on a Wire
Horror - USA - 85 min (Ontario) / USA:67 min (Roan restoration)
White ZombieVictor Halperin
Cast: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer, John Harron, Brandon Hurst
Plot Summary: Young couple Madeleine and Neil are coaxed by acquaintance Monsieur Beaumont to get married on his Haitian plantation. Beaumont's motives are purely selfish as he makes every attempt to convince the beautiful young girl to run away with him. For help Beaumont turns to the devious Legendre, a man who runs his mill by mind controlling people he has turned into zombies. After Beaumont uses Legendre's zombie potion on Madeleine, he is dissatisfied with her emotionless being and wants her to be changed back. Legendre has no intention of doing this and he drugs Beaumont as well to add to his zombie collection. Meanwhile, grieving 'widower' Neil is convinced by a local priest that Madeleine may still be alive and he seeks her out.