The Astronaut is set in the not too distant future when the first American astronaut prepares to set foot on the planet Mars. The world is watching this event live on television. Everything is a success, or so the world thinks, and he is treated as a hero upon his return. Later, it is discovered that the mission was a failure and as the astronaut was on Mars he died of an undetermined condition either due to toxic poisoning due to conditions on Mars or some unknown bacteria native to Mars. To avoid having the space program cancelled, officials substitute a lookalike for an astronaut who died on a Mars mission.
I think the remarkable thing about this movie is the excellent performances by Monte Markham and Susan Clark so early in both their careers. No accident that this was a winner with Harve Bennett (Star Trek fame) as producer. The story line was great and has been duplicated since but never as well as in this original.The only drawback is the fact that I have not been able to find a copy of this anywhere. Someone is missing the boat bigtime. This is a real goodie!
Director: Robert Michael
Starring: Jackie Cooper, Monte Markham, Richard Anderson, Robert Lansing
Plot:The Count of Monte Cristo is a TV adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he meets the Abbe Faria, a fellow prisoner whom everyone believes to be mad. The Abbe tells Edmond of a fantastic treasure hidden [...]
Shortly after a major disaster aboard the space station, astronaut finds himself trapped in the airlock/escape pod, with a torn space suit, and the room rapidly decompressing. With his attempts to force the airlock's door open failing, and only minutes left, Alan must make the choice of living to see his family again or sacrificing himself to save the lives of his stranded crew. Press: "[Vacuity [...]
Rebecca, a young girl, is always picked on by her older brother, David, who has the worst case of bedhead you’ve ever seen.Bedhead is a 1991 short family-comedy-fantasy film directed and co-written by Robert Rodriguez. Made while he was a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Rodriguez shot the film with his brothers and sisters as actors and with his family and friends as crew. It was e [...]
Plot:Short film Codehunters tells the story set in the port city of Lhek that is on the brink of collapse. A Pacific Rim state in a not too distant Asian future with no borders, no meaningful government and little law and order… Won the Golden Nica for Computer Animation/Visual Effects in 2007.Short film Codehunters (2006) - An Intense Dystopic Vision of the FutureFluid, desaturated visuals comp [...]
Time Trap (2014) - Astronaut Comedy Hillarious comedy about a godforsaken astronaut who discovers a time machine on a post-apocalyptic Earth. It sounds silly but it really might be the funniest thing you can do with time travel. It's a wonderfully fun short film, one that puts a clever and funny spin on time travel tropes. Michael Shanks is a Melbourne based, New Zealand born Independent Film-mak [...]
Scavengers (2016) - Film Masterpiece of Exploring Collective UnconsciousThe spaceship of couple of scientists going to set a station on the planet Vesta Minor gets lost and they fall on a wondrous world full of amazing creatures. The animation is as majestic as any Hayao Miyazaki film while the craziness found in the movie is reminiscent of Fantastic Planet but on a whole new level of unprecedente [...]