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, December 21, 2019
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)
STAR TREK: THE PILOT FILMS!
STAR TREK: THE CAGE (EXTENDED VERSION)
(USA, 1965) 63 minutes
The USS Enterprise receives what appears to be a distress message, but when they arrive at
the planet where the message was sent from, they discover that the supposed survivors were
nothing more than illusions created by the inhabitants of the planet for the purpose of capturing
a mate for the one genuine surviving human. While Captain Pike tries to cope with the experiments
and tests that the aliens are conducting on him, his crew tries to find a way to rescue him, but
the aliens' illusions are too powerful and deceptive.
STAR TREK: WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE
(USA, 1966) 50 minutes
When the Enterprise attempts to penetrate a space barrier, it is damaged and creates a
potentially worse problem. Two crew members, including Kirk's best friend, gain psionic
powers that are growing exponentially. This leaves Captain Kirk with the difficult choice;
either marooning them or killing before they get so powerful they lose their humanity and
become truly dangerous.
STAR TREK: THE MENAGERIE (PARTS 1 & 2)
(USA, 1966) 100 minutes
While visiting Starbase 11, the Enterprise is hijacked by Mr. Spock, leaving Captain Kirk
behind while abducting the recently crippled Captain Christopher Pike, former commander of
the Enterprise. The destination: Talos IV, off limits by Federation order since the Enterprise
first visited the planet thirteen years earlier while then under the command of Captain Pike.
After Kirk and Commodore Mendez, the Starbase commander, intercept the Enterprise, a court
martial against Spock's apparent treachery is convened. Spock's only defense is a video feed
showing Pike's capture and imprisonment by the inhabitants of Talos IV.
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San Diego, CA 92102
Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)
as seating is limited.
NEXT MONTH: January 17, 2020
"First Spaceship on Venus" (1960)
and "Ikarie XB 1" (1961)
and "Jonny Quest: Riddle of the Gold" (1964)