Moon Zero Two : Retrospective .....
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While I watch a lot of shows like 'Star Trek' and 'Stargate' they aren't really my ideal form of science fiction. I prefer programs that feature reasonably realistic space vehicles and spacesuits, something like the classic '2001 A Space Odyssey' - but including action and explosions so it isn't so bum-numbingly boring! As a result the 1970s television series 'Space 1999' is nearly perfect for my tastes, whilst in the film world 'Moon Zero Two' is my firm favourite.
Made back in 1969 by the
British horror specialists Hammer, this was their attempt
to cash in on the publics new interest in space travel
caused by the Apollo Moon landings. The film starred James Olson
as a maverick space pilot caught up in murder and the
illegal plans to crash-land an asteroid on the far side
of the Moon. It was directed by Sir Roy Ward Baker and featured some excellent special effects by
the renowned Les
Bowie. However its hard to tell if
the film was trying to be serious or is actually a spoof,
especially after the opening three minute cartoon credit
sequence featuring fighting astronauts!