Are you a fan of vintage SF (film and TV) of the '30's through late '60's? Would you like to get together with other local fans to watch & discuss your favorites?

This was the age of damsels in distress, pocket-change special effects, and those fabulous rubber monster suits. At the same time, such writers as Robert Heinlein, C.L. Moore, and Theodore Sturgeon crafted mature and contemplative screenplays for television and theater audiences. Come watch the best and worst from this era!

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Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)

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NEXT MEETING

Saturday, March 18, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)

LOST IN SPACE - QUADRUPLE FEATURE!


LOST IN SPACE: THE RELUCTANT STOWAWAY

(USA, 1965) 52 minutes, Season 1, Episode 1

An historic day. The Robinsons - John, Maureen, Judy, Penny and Will - become Earth's
first family of outer space, on its way, accompanied by pilot Maj. Don West, to colonize a planet
circling Alpha Centauri; however, Dr. Smith, as an enemy agent of a foreign power, means to set
them on a course of doom by reprogramming the robot to destroy their ship, the Jupiter 2,
eight hours in space. The unfortunate doctor winds up caught in his own treachery and hurls off
into space with the Robinson party. His excess weight first throws the ship off course, then,
with the robot coming to life and bashing all the controls, they all become hopelessly "lost in space."


Also Showing:

LOST IN SPACE: WISH UPON A STAR

(USA, 1965) 52 minutes, Season 1, Episode 11

Dr. Smith goes into voluntary exile after John confronts him when his laziness and carelessness
threaten the group's survival. With Will's assistance, Smith makes a home in the wreck of an
alien spaceship. In it, they find a small alien machine that materializes the operator's wishes.


Also Showing:

LOST IN SPACE: FOLLOW THE LEADER

(USA, 1965) 52 minutes, Season 1, Episode 29

Professor Robinson, after being trapped in a cave overnight, comes under the spell of
an alien entity. The alien, desperate to leave the planet, guides the professor through
the repair process, but others, seeing the change in personality, question the mental health
of John Robinson. Will they manage to save the professor's humanity, or will the alien personality
be successful at killing all those who threaten his plan?


Also Showing:

LOST IN SPACE: RETURN FROM OUTER SPACE

(USA, 1965) 52 minutes, Season 1, Episode 15

Penny discovers an egg on the transportation machine left behind by the Taurons. After Dr. Smith
makes off with it, Penny is trapped in a maser beam accidentally activated by Debbie the bloop.
Both vanish. Will wonders if the machine has had anything to do with her unexplained disappearance and,
with the Robot's help, effectively brings her back. She has no memory of the experience,
and everyone comes to take Will's report as just fanciful imagination. Nevertheless, Prof. Robinson
thinks they should destroy the machine to keep Will from playing around with it. Distressed by its
imminent and needless destruction, Will takes the Robot and has himself beamed to Earth, with instructions
for the Robot to bring him back in four hours. On Earth, Will is taken for a runaway with fanciful tales;
back on the planet, Dr. Smith takes the Robot away for selective reprogramming while John and Don
arrive to destroy the alien machine.

Film Trailer


Location:

Williams microCINEMA
Studio 106
San Diego Reader Building
2323 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102

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Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com) as seating is limited.



NEXT MONTH: April 15 2017
To be determined...

The SDVSF Play List -- what we've screened.

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at the MarsMovieGuide.com

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