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Sci -Fi – Space Travel

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Duration 2h 29m Rating (UK) U Source of story Apparently derived from a collection of Arthur C. Clarke stories starting with “The Sentinel”. Director Stanley Kubrick Writers/Script Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke Starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tysack, Robert Beatty Elevator Pitch: In a future 2001 travel within the solar … Continue reading

Prospect (2018)

Duration 1h 40m Rating (UK) 15 Source of story Apparently based on a short on the same subject by the same guys. Director Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl Writers/Script Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl Starring Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal, Andre Royo, Elevator Pitch: On a hostile planet in a distant galaxy prospectors locate and recover … Continue reading

StarWars IX: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Duration 2h 21m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story The characters, themes and galaxies of the previous eight films Director J.J.Abrams Writers/Script Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams (Story by Derek Connolly, Colin Trevorrow, Chris Terrio, J.J. Abrams) Starring Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. … Continue reading

Ad Astra (2019)

Duration 2h 3m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Director James Gray Writers/Script James Gray, Ethan Gross Starring Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, John Ortiz, Liv Tyler, Elevator Pitch: The earth is being subjected to power surges possibly originating from the vicinity of Neptune where, space explorer Clifford … Continue reading

Star Trek 11 (2009)

Elevator Pitch A Romulan mining ship of enormous size threatens the planets of the federation. The cadets of the Starfleet academy with Commander Spock, one of their instructors, man the Enterprise a new spacecraft and set off to confront it. When the brash young cadet James T. Kirk and Spock come to blows, the young … Continue reading

Star Trek 12: Into Darkness (2013)

Elevator Pitch Captain Kirk in the Enterprise disregards the first directive in order to save a minor planet and its inhabitants, as well as Spock. As a result he is demoted and as the crew are about to be redeployed a Starfleet facility is destroyed, revealing the existenace of a super villain, John Harrison.  Harrison … Continue reading

Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

Elevator Pitch: A couple of Jedi are sent to help the queen of Naboo whose planet is under seige by the Trade Federation, and with some difficulty they escape in her transport which is forced to land on the planet of Tatooine so that they can purchase spare parts; there they gain the assistance of a … Continue reading

Contact (1997)

Duration 2h 30m Rating (UK) PG Source of story An adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel of the same name. Director Robert Zemeckis Writers/Script James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg (story by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan) Starring David Morse, Jodie Foster, William Fichtner, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, James Woods, Angela Bassett, Rob Lowe, Jake Busey, … Continue reading

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Duration 2h 1m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story A Marvel Comics series Writer/s Script James Gunn, Nicole Perlman Writer/s Story Many people with characters attributions: Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning, Bill Mantio, Keith Giffen, Jim Starlin, Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Steve Gerber, Val Mayerik, Gene Colan, Arnold Drake, Jack Kirby, Stan Lee and seven others. … Continue reading

Event Horizon (1997)

Released 1997 Rating (UK) 18 Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s Script Philip Eisner Director Paul W S Anderson Starring Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee Elevator Pitch The revolutionary spacecraft Event Horizon fitted with a faster than light drive, disappeared on its maiden flight but … Continue reading

Passengers (2017 in Spain)

Released 2016 Rating (UK) 12A Source of story An original screenplay Writer/s script Jon Spaihts Director Morten Tyldum Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne Elevator Pitch An intergalactic spacecraft on a 120 year journey with 5000 passengers and 200 crew in stasis hits a meteor shower with 90 years to go and … Continue reading

Interstellar (2014)

Released 2014 Rating 12A Director Christopher Nolan Writer/s Jonathan & Christopher Nolan Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Matt Damon Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch As the inhabitants of earth grapple with climate change and crop failures, NASA recruits some old stagers to take a space ship through a … Continue reading

Sunshine

Released 2007 Rating 15 in UK Director Danny Boyle Writer/s Alex Garland Starring Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh, Mark Strong Source of story An original screenplay Elevator Pitch A space craft is sent from earth to revive the dying sun with a large atomic bomb. They are the second mission, the first … Continue reading

Prometheus

Released 2012 Rating 15 in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Jon Spailts, Damon Lindelof Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce, Rafe Spall Source of story The story was prompted by the Alien franchise, although this is a prequel. Elevator Pitch Earth scientists identify the possible source of humanity on a … Continue reading

The Martian (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 12A in UK Director Ridley Scott Writer/s Drew Goddard Starring Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Pena, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Source of story A book by Andy Weir Elevator Pitch During an expedition to Mars a storm causes the explorers to depart, leaving one member of … Continue reading

Gravity (2013)

Released 2013 Rating 12A in UK Director Alfonso Cuarón Writer/s Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón Starring Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris Source of story Original screenplay Elevator Pitch Two astronauts are working outside the Shuttle on the Hubble telescope when it is blown away by a cataclysmic event, and thereafter they have to work out … Continue reading

Flash Gordon

Released 1980 Rating A in UK Director Mike Hodges Writer/s Lorenzo Semple Jr, Michael Allen Starring Sam J Jones, Max von Sydow, Brian Blessed, Melody Anderson, Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Peter Wyngarde, Richard O’Brien, Robbie Coltrane Source of story 1930s comic book characters by Alex Raymond and film serials on children’s cinema. Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

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