Thursday, August 1, 2013

1963 - IKARIE XB-1 aka VOYAGE TO THE END OF THE UNIVERSE


This is a surprisingly good science fiction film from Czechoslovakia based on a story from Stanislaw Lem.  The Ixarie XB-1 is on a mission to seek out life on a distant planet.  The story involves the effects of the voyage on the crew of this spaceship.  

As usual with an early 1960's science fiction film, the special effects are kind of obvious.  I won't say I can see the wires holding the space ship up but the flying through space stuff is a little cheesy. 


The film focuses on the effects of the journey on the crew of men and women and the film is about their interactions with each other.  For the most part the effects of a long space voyage on the crew are observed with some insight.
 
Overall well worth the time.

86 minutes

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