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!
This was one of the film studios most expensive projects and was billed as 'the first Space Western' - unfortunately it wasn't a great success and Hammer went back to it's more normal horror business.

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