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
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!
For more information, e-mail:
Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
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Saturday, October 20, 2017
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
GERRY ANDERSON ADVENTURES
FIREBALL XL5: ROBERT TO THE RESCUE
(UK, 1963) 26 minutes
Steve Zodiac, Professor Matthew Matic, and Doctor Venus are imprisoned on an unknown world by
two Domeheads, Magar and Proton, who propose to wipe their Earth memories and keep them there
forever. Before being brainwashed, Steve cleverly orders Robert the Robot to rescue them...
with curious results!
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO
(UK, 1966) 93 minutes
Zero-X, a manned exploration mission crashes during lift-off on its maiden flight. Two years
later an investigative committee finally concludes sabotage, and decides to call on the services
of International Rescue to oversee security at the impending second launch. The second Zero-X
successfully reaches its destination, but encounters unexpected hazards, ultimately leading to
another call for assistance on its return to Earth. International Rescue respond, and once again
Thunderbirds are GO!
JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN
(UK, 1969) 102 minutes
A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side
of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to
send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the
other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death
and that they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced by the presence of the Council
director and his staff. Released to the custody of his wife, he soon learns things are not as
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Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: November 17, 2017 - BIG LIZARDS!
"Gojira" aka "Godzilla: King of the Monsters"
and "My Living Doll: The Love Machine"