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poster for imaginary Terra Nova Spacetours company based at London Spaceport Heathrow - 'Explore the outer limits of the known galaxy'             here on page 1:
brief essay

books about science
fiction movies & TV

selected science fiction films & TV
a few sci-fi classics
Silent Era sci-fi movies
other sci-fi movies, A to Z
A thru FG thru M


on page 2: top of page

sci-fi movies N thru ST thru Z

science fiction TV, A to Z

sci-fi movie DVD collections

other mediaimage gallery

links

“The only difference between science and science fiction is timing.” — Ted Bell

“Politicians should read science fiction, not Westerns and detective stories.”
— author-visionary Arthur C. Clarke [1917-2008]

“The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.”
— sci-fi author Frank Herbert [1920-86]

“We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.”
— Dr. Maria Montessori [1870-1952]

          brief essay

          h e r e

list of science fiction films (by decade) at Wikipedia
list of 50 Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Movies at Gear Patrol website
this symbol indicates a film listed on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies (10/2015)  Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies" list (10/2015)

search IMDb on keywords 'outer space' (returns over 1,400 titles)
search IMDb on keywords 'spacecraft' (returns over 700 titles)
search IMDb on keywords 'space travel' (returns over 400 titles)

Cyber Film Festival at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

Science Fiction Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
Science Fiction Anthologies & Collections Page at Spirit of America Bookstore



Books About Science Fiction Movies & Television

Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films book by Jeff Rovin  "A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films" [1975] by Jeff Rovin
Citadel Press 10¾x8½ pb [9/76] out of print/many used
Lyle Stuart 10¾x8½ pb [6/75] out of print/used
Citadel Press 11x8½ hardcover [6/75] out of print/used
Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films book by David Shipman  "A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films" [1988] by David Shipman
Hamlyn 11½x8¾ hardcover [11/88] out of print/used
Creature Features Movie Guide book by John Stanley  "Creature Features: The Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Movie Guide" [1997]
by John Stanley

Berkley Trade 9x6 pb [8/2000] out of print/used
Boulevard Books mass pb [2/97] out of print/used
Hershenson Vol 11: Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movie Posters book  "Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movie Posters" [#11 = 1999]
by Bruce Hershenson & Richard Allen

self-published 11x8¾ pb [12/99] out of print/used

see also Magic Lantern's Movie Posters Books Page

Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies book by C.J. Henderson  "The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Movies: From 1897 To The Present" [2001]
by C. J. Henderson, Foreword by William Shatner

often opinionated {per Amazon reviewers}, but lists 1,300+ films
Checkmark Books 10¾X8½ pb [8/2001] out of print/used
Facts On File 11¼x8¾ hardcover [6/2001] out of print/used
Hershenson Vol 17: Who Goes There? Horror & Sci-Fi Movie Posters book  "Who Goes There?: 1950s Horror & Sci-Fi Movies Posters & Lobby Cards"
[#17 = 2001] by Bruce Hershenson

self-published 10½x8½ pb [6/2001] for $15.60

see also Magic Lantern's Movie Posters Books Page

Science Fiction Film book by J.P. Telotte  "Science Fiction Film" [2003]
by J.P. Telotte

Cambridge Univ Press 8¾x6 pb [8/2003] for $28.49
Cambridge Univ Press 9½x6 hardcover [8/2003] for $85.00
Hershenson Vol 20: 60 Great Sci-Fi Movie Posters book  "60 Great Sci-Fi Movie Posters" [#20 = 2003]
by Bruce Hershenson

self-published 11x8½ pb [7/2003] for $10.19

see also Magic Lantern's Movie Posters Books Page

Science Fiction Film Reader  "The Science Fiction Film Reader" [2004]
by Gregg Rickman

Limelight Editions 9x6 pb [7/2004] for $15.61
Rough Guide to Sci-Fi Movies book by John Scalzi   "The Rough Guide To Sci-Fi Movies" [2005]
by John Scalzi

Rough Guide Reference 7x7 pb [10/2005] out of print/40+ used
Mad, Bad & Dangerous book by Christopher Frayling  "Mad, Bad and Dangerous?: The Scientist and The Cinema" [2005]
by Christopher Frayling

Reaktion Books 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $15.96
Reaktion Books 9¼x6 hardcover [12/2005] for $35.00
Essays on Science Fiction Cinema book edited by David J. Hogan  "Science Fiction America: Essays On SF Cinema" [2005] Edited by David J. Hogan
22 essays by contributors including Jacque Day Archer, Ryan Baker, Mark Clark (2), Vincent Di Fate, editor Hogan (2), Lyndon W. Joslin (2), Leonard J. Kohl (2), Alan Dirk Lester (2), Ted Okuda, Gary Don Rhodes, Bryan Senn (2), John T. Soister, Robert Tinnell, Ken Weiss, Chase Winstead & Jerry Yamamoto
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [4/2011] for $33.25
McFarland & Co. 10¼x7 hardcover [12/2005] out of print/used
Attack of Sci-Fi Trivia  
"Attack of The Sci-Fi Trivia" [2007] by Nick Lyons
Ladder Press 9x6 pb [4/2007] for $14.99
Philosophy of Science Fiction Film book edited by Steven M. Sanders  "The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film" [2007]
Edited by Steven M. Sanders

Kindle Edition from Univ Press of Kentucky [2007 edition] for $16.08
Univ Press of Kentucky 9x6 pb [11/2009] for $16.93
Univ Press of Kentucky 9x6½ hardcover [12/2007] out of print/used
Tech Noir by Paul Meehan  "Tech-Noir: The Fusion of Science Fiction and Film Noir" [2008]
by Paul Meehan

McFarland & Co. 10x7 hardcover [4/2008] for $55.00
Greatest Sci-fi Movies Never Made book by David Hughes  "The Greatest Sci-fi Movies Never Made - Revised & Expanded Edition"
[orig 2001, rev 2008] by David Hughes

Titan Books 8½x5½ pb [7/2008] for $12.46
Titan Books 9x6¼ hardcover [2001] out of print/used
American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties book by Bill Warren  "Keep Watching The Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of The Fifties - 21st Century Edition" [2009] by Bill Warren, Foreword by Howard Waldrop
Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [2/2016] for $14.74
McFarland & Co. 11¾x8¾ 2-volume pb set [2/2016] for $41.89
McFarland & Co. 11x8½ 2-volume hardcover set [8/2009] for $89.10 {sic}
first edition, volume 1: McFarland & Co. 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/82] out of print/used
first edition, volume 2: McFarland & Co. 9¼x6½ hardcover [8/86] out of print/used

101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die book edited by Steven Jay Schneider  "101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die" [2009]
Edited by Steven Jay Schneider

Barron's Educational Series 6x5 pb [4/2009] out of print/many used
Barron's Educational Series 6x5 pb [4/2009] out of print/used
Central Compilation & Translation Press Chinese-language mass pb [2013] for $19.99
Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies book by Gary Gerani  "Top 100 Sci-Fi Movies" [2011]
by Gary Gerani, Introduction by John Carpenter

I.D.W. Publng 11x8½ pb [6/2011] for $17.84
The Spacesuit Film 1918-1969 book by Gary Westfahl  "The Spacesuit Film: A History, 1918-1969" [2012]
by Gary Westfahl, Foreword by Michael Cassutt

Kindle Edition from McFarland & Co. [3/2012] for $9.99
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2012] for $50.00 {sic}
McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2012] out of print/used
Spacesuit History book by Brett Gooden  "Spacesuit: A History Through Fact and Fiction" [2012]
by Brett Gooden

Kindle Edition from Tattered Flag [11/2013] for $14.99
Casemate Publrs 10x7 hardcover [12/2012] for $27.95
Casemate Publrs 10x7 hardcover [12/2012] out of print/used
You Won't Believe Your Eyes / Sci-Fi/Horror Films book by Mark Thomas McGee & R.J. Robertson  "You Won't Believe Your Eyes: A Front Row Look At The Sci-Fi/Horror Films of The 1950s" [2013] by Mark Thomas McGee & R.J. Robertson
Kindle Edition from BearManor Media [6/2013] for $9.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [5/2013] for $19.95
BearManor Media 9x6 pb [5/2013] out of print/used
BearManor Media 9x6 hardcover [5/2013] for $19.95
The Sci-Fi Movie Guide book by Chris Barsanti   "The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz" [2014]
by Chris Barsanti

Kindle Edition from Visible Ink Press [9/2014] for $13.99
Visible Ink Press 9x6½ pb [9/2014] for $16.29
Visible Ink Press 9x6½ pb [9/2014] out of print/used


selected science fiction films & TV
list of science fiction films (by decade) at Wikipedia
list of 50 Best Sci-fi/Fantasy Movies at Gear Patrol website
this symbol indicates a film listed on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies (10/2015)  Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies" list (10/2015)

search IMDb on keywords 'outer space' (returns over 1,400 titles)
search IMDb on keywords 'spacecraft' (returns over 700 titles)
search IMDb on keywords 'space travel' (returns over 400 titles)

search DVDs on keywords 'science fiction' {returns over 7,700 items} at Amazon
search Blu-ray on keywords 'science fiction' {returns over 1,000 items} at Amazon


a few classic sci-fi films, A-Z

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listed #3 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Alien" [1979]
Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

listed #5 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Aliens" sequel [1986]
Directed by James Cameron, starring Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton

listed #2 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Blade Runner" [1982]
Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos

"Blade Runner" 1982 Movie Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick [1928-82]

listed #7 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Brazil" [1985]
Directed by Terry Gilliam; starring Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Michael Palin

listed #4 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Close Encounters of The Third Kind" [1977]
Directed by Steven Spielberg; starring Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Melinda Dillon

listed #11 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" [1982]
Directed by Steven Spielberg; starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore

listed #8 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Metropolis" silent feature [1927]
Directed by Fritz Lang [1890-1976]; starring Brigitte Helm, Alfred Abel, Gustav Fröhlich

"Metropolis" 1927 Silent Movie Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

listed #6 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Star Wars IV: A New Hope" [Fox 1977]
Directed by George Lucas; starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

listed #10 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back" [Fox 1980]
Directed by Irvin Kershner; starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

listed #75 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Star Wars VI: Return of The Jedi" [Fox May 1983]
Directed by Richard Marquand; starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher

'Star Wars' Movies Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

listed #9 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "The Terminator" [1984]
Directed by James Cameron; starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn

GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  listed #1 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "2001: A Space Odyssey" [1968]
Directed by Stanley Kubrick [1928-99]; starring Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

listed #98 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in  2015  "2010" sequel [M.G.M./U.A. Dec 1984]
Directed by Peter Hyams; starring Roy Scheider, Helen Mirren, John Lithgow

Stanley Kubrick's "2001" Movie Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


sci-fi movies of the Silent Era

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"A Trip To The Moon (Le Voyage dans La Lune)"
14-minute silent short [France Sept 1902]
animated landing on the Moon [1902] by George Méliès of France  French scientists construct a gigantic gun and shoot a manned capsule to the moon . . .; a major box-office success in France, Thomas Edison stole prints and distributed the movie in the U.S.A, essentially stealing that revenue from Méliès • Produced & directed by cinema pioneer Georges Méliès [1861-1938]; adapted by Méliès from stories by Jules Verne & H.G. Wells
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch silent version [11/2011 upload; 12:52] for free at Internet Archive

"The (?) Motorist" silent short film [U.K. Oct 1906]
'The (?) Motorist' 1906 stop-motion animation short  British trick film (stop-motion animation} in which a motorist drives around the rings of Saturn; IMDb says the film ran ten minutes, but the longest version on YouTube is just over 3 minutes
Produced & filmed by Robert W. Paul, directed by Walter R. Booth • bare credits at IMDb
watch silent movie/clip [3/2013 upload; 3:18] online at YouTube
watch edited movie with text comments & piano music [2/2013 upload; 3:30] at YouTube

"A Trip To The Moon (Excursion dans La Lune)"
7-minute silent short [Pathé Frères Feb 1908]
poster for 1908 'Excursion dans La Lune' by Segundo de Chomón  Segundo de Chomón of Spain made movies in France which were often remakes of films by others, including Georges Méliès; this 7-minute tinted film is often confused with the 1902 Méliès film • Written & directed by Segundo de Chomón
bare credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch tinted version with piano music [9/2010 upload; 11:18 at 20fps] at Internet Archive

Edison's "A Trip To Mars" [Feb 1910]
Edison's 1910 'A Trip To Mars'  A chemist discovers anti-gravity and sends himself flying to Mars,
where he meets giants, then sends himself back to Earth

5-minute silent short directed by Ashley Miller • full credits at IMDb
watch complete short [3/2011 upload; 5:06] online at YouTube

"The Automatic Motorist" silent comedy short
[Kineto Films March 1911]
The Automatic Motorist 1911 silent comedy short film  Newlyweds hire a robot to drive them on their honeymoon and are taken on a wild ride; IMDb says the film ran ten minutes, but the longest version on YouTube is under 6½ minutes • Directed by Walter R. Booth {a remake of his 1906 film, with more impressive SFX) • bare credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch silent short [B.F.I. 11/2014 upload; 6:23] online at YouTube

"A Trip To The Moon" [General Film Co. March 1914]
Siegmund Lubin's 1914 animated 'A Trip To The Moon'  Very complicated plot{this film is considered lost}
Produced by Siegmund Lubin; written, directed
& animated by Vincent Whitman • bare credits at IMDb

"Himmelskibet" [Nordisk/Fotorama Denmark Feb 1918]
aka "Das Himmelschiff" [U.F.A. Film Germany 1918] aka "A Trip To Mars" [Tower Film USA 1920]
Himmelskibet / A Trip To Mars 1918 silent film from Denmark  A group of scientists travel on the spaceship Excelsior to Mars, where they discover a peaceful vegetarian society; film was restored & re-released on DVD in 2006 by the Danish Film Institute; original length 97 minutes, restoration 80 minutes. • Directed by Holger-Madsen; co-written by Sophus Michaëlis from his novel; produced & co-written by Ole Olsen; starring Gunnar Tolnæs, Zanny Petersen, Nicolai Neiiendam, Alf Blütecher, Svend Kornbeck, Philip Bech, Lilly Jacobson, Frederik Jacobsen, Birger von Cotta-Schønberg
Region 1 Blu-ray/DVD not available • credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch full movie online at YouTube, both with Danish/English intertitles, Russian subtitles:
        12/2013 version with nice piano track [1:20:35]1/2015 silent version [1:20:35]

"L'Uomo Meccanico (The Mechanical Man)" silent feature
[Milano Film Italy Nov 1921]
'The Mechanical Man' 1921 silent feature  A scientist creates a device shaped like a man that can be remote-controlled by an operator. Only about a third of the film still exists, the DVD producer has cobbled together an outline of the plot (with new English intertitles) running maybe 30 minutes, half of which shows the quite scary robot in action • Written & directed by and starring André Deed; also starring Giulia Costa, Valentina Frascaroli, Mathilde Lambert, Gabriel Moreau, Ferdinando Vivas-May
Alpha Video Double Feature b&w DVD [9/2005] for $5.99 with "The Headless Horseman" [1922]
credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch tinted video car-chase clip with electronic music [12/2007 upload; 1:18] online at YouTube
watch low-res silent video clip [12/2011 upload; 7:01] online at YouTube
includes same car-chase (untinted) plus banquet scenes and fight with second robot

"L'Inhumaine (The Inhuman Woman)" [France 1924, USA 1926, restored 1989]
released in USA as "The New Enchantment"; silent French futuristic sci-fi melodrama, a groundbreaking landmark of artistic collaboration and avant-garde design.
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"A Trip To The Moon" [Service Film Co. 1925]
Early animated/stop motion short film; the moonship is a globe with three legs
watch silent version [1/2014 upload; 9:10] for free at Internet Archive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fI2PbLbR8E

Metropolis 1927 movie poster gold robot    "Metropolis" [U.F.A./Paramount Jan 1927 silent]   listed #8 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015
Directed by Fritz Lang [1890-1976]

more details (synopsis, books, posters, DVDs & videos) on
Magic Lantern's "Metropolis" 1927 Movie Page

"Woman In The Moon (Frau im Mond)" silent feature [U.F.A. Germany Oct 1929]
USA title "By Rocket To The Moon" [U.F.A. Film USA Feb 1931]
Frau im Mund / Woman In The Moon poster  Film runs almost 3 hours; thirty years after Prof. Manfeldt proposed a mission to the Moon to exploit its gold deposits, Herr Helius is ready to launch the rocket Friede, but the bankers financing the mission insist on having a representative on board, and after takeoff they discover a boy stowaway . . .; excellent science and excellent SFX for the time. • Produced, adapted & directed by Fritz Lang, based on a novel by {his wife} Thea von Harbou; technical advisor Hermann Oberth; SFX by Oskar Fischinger & Konstantin Irmen-Tschet; starring Klaus Pohl, Willy Fritsch, Gustav von Wangenheim, Gerda Maurus, Gustl Gstettenbaur, Fritz Rasp, Tilla Durieux, Hermann Vallentin, Max Zilzer, Mahmud Terja Bey, Borwin Walth, Karl Platen, Margarete Kupfer, Alexa von Porembsky, Gerhard Dammann, Heinrich Gotho, Alfred Loretto, Max Maximilian, Edgar Pauly & Josephine the Mouse
Kino Lorber German w/English subtitles b&w Blu-ray [2/2016] for $19.99
Kino Lorber German w/English subtitles b&w DVD [2/2016] for $16.61
Kino Lorber German w/English subtitles b&w DVD [11/2004] for $19.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch original trailer, with modern music by IOCOI [2:20] online at YouTube
watch full movie [11/2016 upload; 2:49:48] online at YouTube
'The Rocket To The Moon' novel by Thea von Harbou  
"The Rocket To The Moon" [1930 novel] by Thea von Harbou
Literary Licensing 9x6 pb [10/2011] for $27.95
Literary Licensing 9x6 hardcover [7/2011] for $42.95
World Wide Publng Co. hardcover [1930] long out of print/scarce

other sci-fi movies, A to Z
search DVDs on keywords 'science fiction' {returns over 7,700 items} at Amazon
search Blu-ray on keywords 'science fiction' {returns over 1,000 items} at Amazon

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           A   thru   F

"Alien" movies franchise
'Alien' franchise entry at Wikipedia

"Alien" [#1 = 1979] = see above

"Aliens" sequel [#2 = 1986] = see above

"Alien 3" sequel [#3 = 1992]

"Alien: Resurrection" sequel [#4 = 1997]

"Alien vs. Predator" [2004]

"Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem" [2007]

fifth "Alien" film [#5 = in development for 2018?]

"Prometheus" prequel [Fox 2012] /tt1446714/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prometheus_(2012_film)

"Alien: Covenant" second prequel [Fox opening May 2017?]   5/2017
directed by Ridley Scott; starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Billy Crudup, Amy Seimetz,
Jussie Smollett, Carmen Ejogo, Callie Hernandez • watch 12/2016 official red-band trailer [2:13] online at YouTube

"Alien Planet" 'docufiction' film [Discovery Channel May 2005]
'Alien Planet' 2005 docufiction film from Discovery Channel  A look to the future: what might happen when an Earthian scientific expedition lands on the (imaginary) planet Darwin IV
Co-produced & directed by Pierre de Lespinois; written by Peter Crabbe & Steve Eder, based on the book "Expedition" by co-producer Wayne D. Barlowe; narrated by John C. McGinley; featuring Wayne D. Barlowe, Curtis Clark, James Garvin, Jamie Hanes, physicist Stephen Hawking, Jack Horner, Joan Horvath, physicist Michio Kaku, James Kirkland, filmmaker George Lucas, Victoria Meadows, David Moriarty, Randy Pollock, J. Craig Venter
Discovery/Gaiam widescreen color DVD [9/2009] for $14.98
Sony Pictures widescreen color DVD [8/2005] out of prodn/many used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [3/2011 upload; 2:43] online at YouTube
watch full movie [5/2012 upload; 1:33:43] online at YouTube

listed #94 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Alphaville" [May 1965]
Set in a distant, dystopian future controlled by a sentient cloud-like dictatorial computer named Alpha 60
Jean-Luc Godard's science fiction and film noir thriller stars veteran tough guy Eddie Constantin, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff
http://www.rialtopictures.com/alphaville.html

"The Angry Red Planet" [1959] /tt0052564/

The Arrival 1996 scifi B-movie starring Charlie Sheen  "The Arrival" [Orion/Live Ent. May 1996]
Filmed in Mexico and California; radio astronomer Zane discovers evidence that aliens have already arrived on Earth; his efforts to alert officials are blocked by aliens-as-humans . . . Written & directed by David Twohy; starring Charlie Sheen, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Schiff, Ron Silver, Teri Polo, Phyllis Applegate
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [4/2009] for $7.10
Live/Artisan widescreen color DVD [1997] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [10/2012 upload; 1:55] online at YouTube

Arrival II 1998 scifi B-movie starring Patrick Muldoon  "Arrival II" aka "The Second Arrival" [Taurus 7/Live Ent. Nov 1998]
"The battle for Earth has begun" • astronomer Zane is found dead and five people, including Zane's brother, receive envelopes containing details about the alien invasion Directed by Kevin Tenney; written by Mark David Perry; starring Patrick Muldoon, Jane Sibbett, Michael Sarrazin, Catherine Blythe, Michael Scherer, Larry Day, Steve Adams, Emidio Michetti, Stéphane Blanchette
separate DVD/Blu-ray not available • Amazon Instant Video [4/2016] rental $3.99, purchase $9.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [4/2013 upload; 1:11] online at YouTube
The Arrival & The Arrival II double feature on DVD  
"The Arrival / The Arrival II" double feature on DVD [1999]
LionsGate widescreen color DVD [5/99] for $6.55
Live / Artisan widescreen color DVD [5/99] for $17.00

"Arrival" [Paramount Pictures Nov 2016]  11/2016
screen shot of star Amy Adams in 'Arrival' 2016  Several giant art objects appear and hover in the air above ground; the government gathers an elite team to investigate, including a female linguist • Directed by Denis Villeneuve; co-produced & adapted by Eric Heisserer, from a short story by Ted Chiang; starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O'Brien, Tzi Ma
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 8/2016 TV ad [1:00] at YouTube

"Bad Channels" [video June 1992] with music by Blue Öyster Cult

"Bad Girls From Mars"
[American Independent Prodns video release Jan 1990]
Bad Girls From Mars B-movie  Somebody is killing off the lead actresses of the B-movie 'Bad Girls From Mars' so casting agents refuse to send new girls; the producers are making lots of money from the insurance, so they hire actress Emanuelle from France, who likes to party . . . • Co-produced, co-written & directed by Fred Olen Ray; co-produced by Grant Austin Waldman; co-written by Mark Thomas McGee; starring Edy Williams, Oliver Darrow, Brinke Stevens, Jay Richardson, Jeffrey Culver, Bob Ruth, Dana Bentley, Jasae, Al Bordighi, Jerry Miller
LionsGate color DVD [3/2005] for $9.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [3/2010 upload; 1:21] online at YouTube

"Beyond The Time Barrier" [1960] directed by Edgar G. Ulmer /tt0053651/

"Brain From Planet Arous" [Oct 1957]

"Captain Video, Master of The Stratosphere" 15-chapter serial
[Columbia Pictures Dec 1951]
Cliffhanger Collection Captain Video on DVD  Theatrical serial spun off from the 1949-55 TV series with a different cast; space hero Captain Video and his Rangers battle the evil interplanetary menace Vultura from the planet Atoma, who is helped by the traitorous Earth scientist Dr. Tobor • Chapter Titles: 1. Journey Into Space; 2. Menace To Atoma; 3. Captain Video's Peril; 4. Entombed In Ice; 5. Flames of Atoma; 6. Astray In The Atmosphere; 7. Blasted By The Atomic Eye; 8. Invisible Menace; 9. Video Springs A Trap; 10. Menace of The Mystery Metal; 11. Weapons of Destruction; 12. Robot Rocket; 13. Mystery of Station X; 14. Vengeance of Vultara; and 15. Video vs. Vultara • Directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet & Wallace Grissell; starring Judd Holdren, Larry Stewart, George Eldredge, Don C. Harvey & Gene Roth
V.C.I. Ent. Cliffhanger Collection 'digitally mastered & restored' b&w DVD [8/2005] 2 disks for $10.99
full credits from IMDbserial entry at Wikipedia

"Cat-Women of The Moon" [Sept 1953]
'Love-starved moon maidens on the prowl!'

"Colossal" [2016?] /tt4680182/  9/2016
Announced 9/2016: This sci-fi feature film directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Anne Hathaway & Jason Sudeikis was shown at the Toronto Film Festival;
C.A.A. and producer Voltage Pictures sold the U.S. distribution rights to 'an unspecified Chinese-based media company'.

GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  listed #47 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Contact" [1997]
Directed by Robert Zemeckis; based on the New York Times bestseller by Carl Sagan; starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, John Hurt

"Cosmic Voyage" [Mosfilm Jan 1936]
also known as "Kosmicheskii Reis", "Space Voyage", and "Cosmic Journey"
2-sheet poster for 'Kosmicheskii Reis' 1936 Russian scifi movie  Silent film with Russian/Cyrillic text & intertitles, English subtitles; a scientist becomes impatient with the bureaucrats at the Russian Space Institute, so he builds his own rocket spacecraft and takes a woman scientist and a boy with him to the Moon . . . • Directed by Vasily Zhuravlyov; written by Aleksandr Filimonov, based on a novel by scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (who is credited as 'technical advisor/consultant'); starring Sergey Komarov, K. Moskalenko, Vassili Gaponenko, Nikolay Feoktistov, Vasili Kovrigin, Andrey Karasyov, Sergei Stolyarov
Video Dimensions b&w DVD [9/2011] for $15.95
full credits at IMDbwatch full movie [1/2016 upload; 1:05:14] online at YouTube

GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Cosmos" by Carl Sagan

"The Day It Came To Earth" " [Nov 1977]
Mafia goons dump a dead body in a lake, a meteor from outer space lands in the lake, and local teens decide to go for a swim . . .

"Der Herr Der Welt (Master of The World)" [Germany 1934]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_the_World_(1934_film)

"Devil Girl From Mars" [British Lion UK May 1954, USA April 1955]
Devil Girl From Mars 1954 British scifi B-movie  A female commander (dressed in shiny vinyl) is sent from Mars to London to capture males to prevent the dying of her race; her spacecraft collides with an airplane over Scotland and crash lands, so she and her robot Chandi try to recruit males at a local pub . . . • Directed by David MacDonald; screenplay by James Eastwood, based on the stageplay by himself & John C. Mather; starring Patricia Laffan {as alien Nyah}, Hugh McDermott, Hazel Court, Peter Reynolds, Adrienne Corri, Joseph Tomelty, John Laurie, Sophie Stewart, Anthony Richmond, James Edmond, Stewart Hibberd & Larry Aten {as robot Chandi}
Osiris Ent. b&w DVD-R [3/2010] for $6.98
DigiComTV b&w DVD [10/2016] for $12.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [2/2010 upload; 1:46] online at YouTube
watch full movie [9/2016 upload; 1:16:17] online at YouTube

"Doomsday Machine" aka "Escape From Planet Earth" [1972] /tt0061592/

GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  listed #57 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 10/2015  "Dune" [1984]
Directed by David Lynch; starring Kyle MacLachlan, Francesca Annis, Kenneth McMillan

"Dune" Novels & Movies Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  "Ender’s Game" by Orson Scott Card

"Equals" [DirecTV/A24 July 2016]
science fiction romance film 'Equals'  Filmed in Singapore & Japan; science fiction romance in a dystopian/utopian future where feelings are forbidden. Exec producer Ridley Scott; co-written & directed by Drake Doremus; co-written by Nathan Parker; starring Nicholas Hoult, Kristen Stewart, Guy Pearce, and Jacki Weaver
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers at YouTube: 2/2016 trailer #1 [2:22]4/2016 trailer #2 [4:41]

"Escape From Planet Earth" anim movie [2013] /tt0765446/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkJXlIPPYe0 [2:29]

"Fahrenheit 451" feature film
[Universal France Sept 1966, USA Nov 1966]
Fahrenheit 451 movie  Directed by François Truffaut [1932-84]; cinematography by Nicolas Roeg;
starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie {dual role} & Cyril Cusack
Universal widescreen color DVD [4/2003] for $9.19
Image Ent. letterbox color DVD [10/2000] out of prodn/used
Universal color VHS [6/96] for $16.88
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [2:20] on YouTube
Fahrenheit 451 book by Ray Bradbury  listed by Amazon Editors on '100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime' (9/2015)  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's  The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013  "Fahrenheit 451: A Novel"
[book 1953, Playboy Magazine serial 1954] by Ray Bradbury [1920-2012]

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [11/2011] for $7.50
Simon & Schuster 8¼x5½ pb [1/2012] for $7.90
Ballantine 8¼x5½ trade pb [8/96] out of print/hundreds used
Ballantine mass pb [2/95] out of print/hundreds used
Simon & Schuster 8½x5¾ hardcover [1/2012] for $18.22
Simon & Schuster 8¾x5¾ hardcover [9/93] out of print/50+ used
book entry at Wikipedia
Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 graphic novel drawn by Tim Hamilton  
"Fahrenheit 451: The Authorized Adaptation" graphic novel [2009]
Drawn by Tim Hamilton, Introduction by Ray Bradbury

Hill & Wang 9x6½ pb [7/2009] for $15.26
Hill & Wang 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2009] out of print/40+ used

"Fantastic Planet (La Planète Sauvage)" [Dec 1973] /tt0070544/
Co-written & directed by René Laloux, co-written by Roland Topor; based on the novel by Stefan Wul
watch official trailer [6/2007 upload; 2:17] online at YouTube

"Flash Gordon" [est. 1934]
The "Flash Gordon" daily comic strip was filmed as very successful movie serials in 1936 and 1938 and 1940; each serial was also edited down to feature length
for release in foreign markets. A feature film attempted to re-boot the franchise in 1980, an animated TV series was broadcast in 2007-2008, and most recently,
there is a "Flash Gordon" feature film in development.

'Complete Adventures of Flash Gordon' on DVD  "The Complete Adventures of Flash Gordon" on DVD [2013]
contains 13-chapter "Flash Gordon" serial [1936]; 15-chapter "Flash Gordon’s Trip To Mars" serial [1938]; 12-chapter "Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe" serial [1940]; and a gorgeously-illustrated booklet covering Flash’s multimedia odyssey with original Alex Raymond cartoons
Madacy Records b&w DVD set [4/2013] 4 disks - out of prodn/used

more details (synopses, sequels, radio, stageplay, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
"Flash Gordon" Comics & Movies & TV Page at Magic Lantern

"Flight To Mars" [Monogram Pictures Nov 1951]
'Flight To Mars' 1951 color feature film  'Fifty years into the future!" • Filmed in CineColor; a five-man expedition by rocket to the planet Mars discovers a seem-ingly-human underground civilization; the Martians are dying out, so the government plots to imprison the Earthians and use their rocketship to conquer Earth; but sympathetic Martians rescue the Earthians and join them on the trip back to Earth • Directed by Lesley Selander; screenplay by Arthur Strawn; starring Cameron Mitchell, Marguerite Chapman, Arthur Franz, Virginia Huston, John Litel, Morris Ankrum, Richard Gaines, Lucille Barkley, Robert Barrat, Wilbur Back, Trevor Bardette, David Bond, Raymond Bond, Tristram Coffin, Russ Conway, Edward Earle, William Forrest, Everett Glass
Image Ent. color DVD [5/2002] for $34.93
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [10/2013 upload; 2:12] online at YouTube

listed #20 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Forbidden Planet" [M.G.M. March 1956]
Forbidden Planet starring Robby the Robot  Filmed in CinemaScope; a distant space colony goes silent and a starship crew is sent to investigate; they find only two survivors and a deadly secret . . . Directed by Fred M. Wilcox; screenplay by Cyril Hume, based on adaptation by Irving Block & Allen Adler of Wm. Shakespeare's 1611 stageplay "The Tempest"; narrated by Les Tremayne; with Frankie Darro uncredited as Robby the Robot & Marvin Miller uncredited as Robby's voice; starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen, Warren Stevens, Jack Kelly, Richard Anderson, Earl Holliman, James Drury & James Best; Oscar nom for Best Special Effects (won by "Ten Commandments"}
Warner Home Video digitally-restored widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2010] for $12.30
Warner Home Video digitally-restored widescreen color DVD [12/2010] for $8.76
Warner Home Video color DVD [4/2000] for $14.99
Warner Home Video color VHS [8/94] for $7.00
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Invisible Boy" sequel [M.G.M. Oct 1957] /tt0050546/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Invisible_Boy

Forbidden Planet/Invisible Boy 2-disc 50th Anniversary Edition on DVD & Blu-ray   "Forbidden Planet" Two-Disc 50th Anniversary Edition on DVD & Blu-ray
contains both digitally-restored "Forbidden Planet" and sequel "The Invisible Boy"; extras include theatrical trailers, outtakes, TV excerpts, 3 documentary featurettes, plus Richard Schickel's 2005 TV movie "Watch The Skies"
Warner Home Video 50th Anniv Edition widescreen color Blu-ray [9/2010] for $9.19
Warner Home Video 50th Anniv Edition widescreen color DVD [11/2006] 2 disks for $22.19

"Future World" [indep 2017?]  5/2016
Announced 5/2016: Story by, co-produced & co-directed by & starring James Franco; co-written & co-directed by Bruce Thierry Cheung;
co-written by Jeremy Cheung & Jay Davis; also starring Milla Jovovich • latest info at IMDb

           G   thru   M
"Galaxy Quest" sci-fi comedy spoof [1999]
starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman

"Ghost Busters"
The 'Ghostbusters' phenomenon includes feature films & television series, some live-action and some animation:
"The Original Ghost Busters" live-action TV series [1975]
listed #48 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "Ghostbusters" live-action movie [1984]
"Ghost Busters" animated TV series [1986]
"The Real Ghostbusters" animated TV series [1986-91]
"Ghostbusters II" live-action movie [1989]
"Extreme Ghostbusters" animated TV series [1997]
"Ghostbusters" reboot live-action movie [July 2016]
"Ghostbusters: Ecto Force" animated TV series [to be broadcast in 2018?]  2018

more details (synopses, sequels, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on
Magic Lantern's "Ghostbusters" Movies & TV Page

"Ghost In The Shell"
"GITS" media franchise entry at Wikipedia

"Ghost In The Shell" classic manga and anime series []

"Ghost In The Shell" live-action & CGI film [March 2017?]  3/2017
Directed by Rupert Sanders; starring Scarlett Johansson as The Major /tt1219827/
"GITS" live-action 2017 film entry at Wikipedia
watch 11/2016 first official trailer [2:29] online at YouTube

"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time"

"The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (Toki wo Kakeru Sh?jo)" science fiction novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui
serialized in 7 installments from November 1965 to May 1966; first published as a book in 1967
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_Who_Leapt_Through_Time

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toki_o_Kakeru_Sh%C5%8Djo_(1983_film)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toki_o_Kakeru_Sh%C5%8Djo_(1994_TV_series)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toki_o_Kakeru_Sh%C5%8Djo_(1997_film)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morning_Musume:_Shinshun!_Love_Stories 2002 TV movie

"The Girl Who Runs Through Time (Toki o Kakeru Sh?jo)" [2004]
adapted as a two-volume manga by Yasutaka Tsutsui, illustrated by Gaku Tsugano

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Girl_Who_Leapt_Through_Time_(2006_film)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Traveller:_The_Girl_Who_Leapt_Through_Time 2010 live-action film adaptation

5-episode live-action TV series aired in 2016, with Fuma Kikuchi {of Sexy Zone} and Yuina Kuroshima

"God Particle" [Paramount Pictures 2017?]  5/2016
Announced 5/2016: Producted by J.J. Abrams & Bad Robot filming to will begin on June 10 in Los Angeles with Nigerian filmmaker Julius Onah directing; cast includes
Daniel Brühl, Ziyi Zhang, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki, John Krasinski, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O'Dowd, John Ortiz, Aksel Hennie • latest info at IMDb

J.G. Ballard’s "High-Rise"
[Europe March-April 2016, Magnolia Pictures USA May 2016]
based on Ballard’s brilliant 1975 novel of Utopian modernist living gone awry (maybe even amok!); directed by Ben Wheatley;
starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Elisabeth Moss, Sienna Miller & Luke Evans
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 2/2016 official trailer [2:17] online at YouTube

BLUE CHECK: listed #97 on U.K. Telegraph Best 100 Novels (8/2014)  GREEN CHECK: listed #28 on Goodread Readers Picks '100 Books To Read In A Lifetime'  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 35 Books Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lifetime, 9/2013   "Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy" by Douglas Adams [1952-2001]

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" TV series [1981] /tt0081874/

"The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" video game [1984] /tt0436395/

"The Making of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" video [1993] /tt0185452/

Isaac Asimov's "I, Robot" feature film [Fox July 2004]
I, Robot movie poster  Directed by Alex Proyas; screenplay by Jeff Vintar & Akiva Goldsman; starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk & James Cromwell
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2008] for $12.99
Fox Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [5/2005] 2 disks for $17.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [12/2004] for $10.49
Fox color DVD [12/2004] for $13.49
Fox color VHS [12/2004] priced for rental market
Verese soundtrack CD [7/2004] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
I, Robot novel by Isaac Asimov  
GOLD STAR: listed on Business Insider's The 25 Best Sci-Fi Books Of All Time, 10/2013  "I, Robot" [1950]
ten stories as told by robo-psychologist Dr. Susan Calvin

Bantam pb [7/94] for $7.50
Doubleday hardcover [6/63] out of print/used

more details (synopses, sequels, books & ebooks, links, merchandise) on the
Isaac Asimov Robot Mysteries Page at Blackhat Mystery Bookstore

"I Was A Teenage Alien Mutant Cyborg" feature film [indep release May 2016]
round logo for 'Teenage Alien Mutant Cyborg' movie   "It's 1954. Mad Scientists. Hostile aliens. An escaped cyborg . . . and the fate of the world hangs in the balance." Co-produced, co-written & co-directed by Kevin Bingham & Lancelot Jean Mallia; screenplay By Rob Cerio, based on a script by Philip Lee; starring Scott Carroll, Ladson Deyne, Gideon Hodge, Ronnie Landfair Jr., Mel Mack, Lex 'Machete' McMahon, Johnny Rock, Genoveva Rossi, Serena Salieri, Asia Strong, Drew Rin Varick, Benjamin Wood, Nicholas J. Wright
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbwatch 12/2015 official trailer [1:12] at YouTube

"Invasion of The Saucer Men" feature film [June 1957] /tt0050545/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_the_Saucer_Men
http://www.amazon.com/Invasion-Saucer-Men-Steven-Terrell/dp/6302725569/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjtASrKtpos [1:09:27]

"Invisible Invaders" feature film [Premium Pictures/United Artists May 1959]
Invisible Invaders 1959 movie  Space aliens have lived on Earth's Moon for twenty thousand years, undetected because they are invisible; now that humans have developed atomic weapons, they have decided to annihilate humanity, and are giving mankind 24 hours to surrender (humans will survivie, but under the total control of the alien civilization). American scientists and military meet to discover the aliens' weakness . . .
Directed by Edward L. Cahn; written by Samuel Newman; starring John Agar, Jean Byron, Philip Tonge, Robert Hutton, John Carradine, Hal Torey, Paul Langton, Eden Hartford
Kino Lorber remastered b&w Blu-ray [7/2016] for $12.99
Kino Lorber remastered b&w DVD [7/2016] for $12.49
full credits at IMDb

listed #81 on Timeout London's Best 100 Science Fiction Movies in 2015  "The Iron Giant" animated feature film [Warner Bros. Aug 1999]
Directed by Brad Bird; starring voices of Eli Marienthal, Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

"Laserblast" [March 1978]

"The Lost City" 12-chapter sci-fi serial
[Principal/Regal March 1935]
'The Lost City' 1935 12-chapter serial  "12 High-Voltage Chapters" • Daring electrical engineers track the cause of recent earthquake swarms to Magnetic Mountain in Africa . . . • Chapter Titles: 1. Living Dead-Men; 2. The Tunnel of Flame; 3. Dagger Rock; 4. Doomed!; 5. Tiger Prey; 6. Human Beasts; 7. Spider Men; 8. Human Targets; 9. Jungle Vengeance; 10. The Lion Pit; 11. The Death Ray; and 12. The Mad Scientist; two different feature-length versions of this serial were released theatrically the same year: 80-minute "The Lost City" [Feb 1935] which was condensed from the entire serial, and 90-minute "The Lost City" [Feb 1935] which was condensed from just chapters 1-4 with some added wrap up scenes tacked on. And yet another feature version of this serial was released theatrically five years later: "City of Lost Men" [1940]
Directed by Harry Revier; SFX by Ken Strickfaden; starring William 'Stage' Boyd, Kane Richmond, Claudia Dell, Josef Swickard, George 'Gabby' Hayes, Billy Bletcher, Eddie Fetherston, Margot D'Use
V.C.I. Video b&w DVD [12/2006] for $14.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

edited feature "The Lost City" [Feb 1935] {credits at IMDb}
which was condensed from just chapters 1-4 with some added wrap up scenes tacked on
90-minute Alpha Video b&w DVD [4/2005] for $5.98

edited feature "City of Lost Men" [1940] {credits at IMDb}
80-minute Sinister Cinema b&w DVD-R [5/2008] for $8.99

"Lost In Space" TV series [Fox TV/CBS-TV 1965-68]
The show ran for three seasons, with 83 episodes airing between September 1965 and March 1968; the first season was filmed in black and white, with the
second & third seasons filmed in color. The mechanical Robot B-9 was a regular character; Robby the Robot appeared in two episodes.
series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Lost In Space" feature film [New Line Cinema April 1998] /tt0120738/
William Hurt (Actor), Mimi Rogers (Actor), Stephen Hopkins (Director)
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Space-Blu-ray-Gary-Oldman/dp/B002HFWAXG/
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Space-William-Hurt/dp/0780622650/ dvd
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_in_Space_(film)
featuring the Rambler-Crane series Robot

"Lost In Space Forever" TV documentary [Fox TV/New Line TV Nov 1998] /tt0244630/

"Lost In Space" TV series remake [in development for 2018?]
Announced 11/2016: Actress Parker Posey is signed for gender-swapped role of Dr. Smith in the Netflix remake of 1960s "Lost in Space";
the 10-episode series is set to debut sometime in 2018 • series credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"The Lost Planet: Conqueror of Space" 15-chapter serial [Columbia Pictures June 1953]
re-released in February 1960 and again in April 1966
6-sheet poster for 'The Lost Planet' 1953 Columbia Super-Serial  "Cosmic serial thrills in an out-of-this-world adventure! It's a sensational preview of tomorrow's wonder-world!" Two reporters battle evil Dr. Grood and his plan to dominate Earth; there are at least three robots in the film, looking very human-like; Chapter Titles: 1. Mystery of The Guided Missile; 2. Trapped By The Axial Propeller; 3. Blasted By The Thermic Disintegrator; 4. The Mind Control Machine; 5. The Atomic Plane; 6. Disaster In The Stratosphere; 7. Snared By The Prysmic Catapult; 8. Astray In Space; 9. The Hypnotic Ray Machine; 10. To Free The Planet People; 11. Dr. Grood Defies Gravity; 12. Trapped In A Cosmo Jet; 13. The Invisible Enemy; 14. In The Grip of The De-Thermo Ray; and 15. Sentenced To Space
Produced by Sam Katzman; directed by Spencer Gordon Bennet; written by George H. Plympton & Arthur Hoerl; starring Judd Holdren, Vivian Mason, Michael Fox, Forrest Taylor, Gene Roth, Ted Thorpe, Jack George, Frederic Berest, John L. Cason, Nick Stuart, Leonard Penn, Joseph Mell, Pierre Watkin, Karl 'Killer' Davis {as Karlo, aka Robot R-4}, Lee Roberts {as Wesley Brenn, aka Robot R-9}, Terry Frost {as a robot}
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
JB's movie fanpage [posted 5/2015]
watch the fifteen chapters free online at YouTube
#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15

"The Lost Planet" TV series [BBC-TV Jan 1954]
dust jacket for 1953 novel 'The Lost Planet' by Angus MacVicar  Six half-hour episodes based on the popular juvenile sci-fi novel by Angus MacVicar (first of a series of books, see Spirit of America Bookstore's Science Fiction Pages); a teenage orphan is sent to Scotland to live with his scientist uncle, whose team is building a rocket ship to visit the planet Hesikos, in competition with a team from Eastern Europe
Directed by Bill Hitchcock; starring Peter Kerr, Mary Law, John Stuart, Joan Allen, Geoffrey Lumsden, John Springett, Joan Allen, Van Boolen, Wolfe Morris
{best guess: no kinescopes or film exist}credits at IMDb

"Return To The Lost Planet" TV series [BBC-TV Jan-March 1955]
Six half-hour episodes; after rescue by the Eastern European team, Jeremy Grant and his uncle's colleagues must build another rocketship
to retrieve the scientists still marooned on Planet Hesikos
{this TV series is considered lost}credits at IMDb

at least three video games entitled "Lost Planet" are available at Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-Extreme-Condition-Playstation-3/dp/B00104KCF8/ [2/2008]
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-Extreme-Condition-Colonies-Xbox/dp/B0016B8Q6M/ [5/2008]
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-Extreme-Condition-Colonies-PC/dp/B0017HGHF2/ [5/2008]
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-2-Playstation-3/dp/B002BRZ744/ [5/2010]
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-Prima-Official-Guides/dp/0307467112/ [5/2010]
lost planet 2 game preview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPg8Gvz_i6c
lost planet 3 full animated movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdw32hveKd4
https://www.amazon.com/Capcom-PCOESECAP97170-LOST-PLANET-3/dp/B00844SLH8/
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Planet-PS3-Digital-Code/dp/B018RKQOJK/ [11/2015]
https://www.amazon.com/Capcom-Lost-Planet-3-X360/dp/B00IISO9H6/

edited feature "Lost Planet Airmen" [Republic Pictures July 1951]
'Lost Planet Airmen' 1951 feature film  65-minute feature version of Republic's 1949 film serial "King of The Rocket Men"; two scientists at a secret desert facility die 'accidentally', a female reporter investigates, and a young scientist dons an experimental rocket flying suit to thwart the evil plans of Dr. Vulcan. • Directed by Fred C. Brannon; written by Royal K. Cole, William Lively & Sol Shor; starring Tristram Coffin, Mae Clarke, Don Haggerty, House Peters Jr., I. Stanford Jolley
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Lost Planet: Something Is Out There" [Germany July 2013]
working title "Off World"; USA release as "Dark Space"
German DVD cover for 'Lost Planet: Something Is Out There' aka 'Dark Space'  A rocketship crashlands on a remote planet with six people aboard; they soon figure out that they are not alone; USA VOD release October 2013, USA DVD release August 2014 • Written & directed by Emmett Callinan; starring Keith Reay, Steve West, Alana Dietze, Tonya Kay, Joseph Darden, Avital Ash
"Dark Space": Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [8/2014] out of prodn/many used
"Dark Space": Sony Pictures Home Ent. widescreen color DVD [8/2014] out of prodn/used
"Lost Planet": Krause & Schneider Multimedia Region 1 widescreen color DVD [2013] import/scarce
full credits at IMDbwatch official German 'Off World' trailer [1:29] online at YouTube

"The Man From Planet X" [1951] directed by Edgar G. Ulmer /tt0043778/

"The Martian" [Fox Nov 2015]
'The Martian' 2015 movie by Ridley Scott  Based on the book by Andy Weir; a N.A.S.A. astronaut on Mars is believed killed
in a sandstorm, so the expedition returns to Earth without him.
Directed by space
movie veteran Ridley Scott; screenplay by Drew Goddard; starring Matt Damon
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbwatch official trailer [0:59] at YouTube

Jules Verne's "Master of The World"
[American Intl. Pictures June 1961]
Jules Verne's 'Master of The World' 1961 movie  Sci-fi author Matheson deftly combined Jules Verne's "Robur The Conqueror" [1886] and its sequel "Master of The World" [1904] and new elements for what amounts to a steampunk adventure, with Yankee balloonists attempting to thwart the takeover of the world by a mad genius in an airship • Directed by William Witney; screenplay by Richard Matheson; music by Les Baxter; starring Vincent Price, Charles Bronson, David Frankham, Henry Hull, Richard Harrison, Mary Webster, Vito Scotti, Wally Campo
M.G.M. Home Video widescreen color DVD-R [10/2011] for $15.96
Orion Home Video color VHS [1994] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [3/2014 upload; 2:27] online at YouTube
watch full movie [4/2014 upload; 1:33:59] online at YouTube

"Master of The World" animated TV movie [A.P.I./C.B.S. Oct 1976]
mad genius Robur describes his airship at the Balloonist Society (and gets laughed at)  Hour-long animated tale set in Chicago circa 1910; follows Verne's "Robur The Conqueror" plot, with his airship crashing at the end • Produced by Walter J. Hucker; directed by Leif Gram; script by John Palmer; featuring voices of John Ewart, Tim Elliott, Matthew O'Sullivan, Ron Haddrick, Judy Morris
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb
watch official trailer [4/2010 upload; 0:55] online at YouTube

"Midnight Movie Massacre" aka "Attack From Mars" [indep 1988]
Midnight Movie Massacre / Attack From Mars 1988 B-movie  The alien spaceman from Mars is a vampire; he terrorizes staff and patrons at a movie theater in Burbank, California that is showing episodes of the 1950s b&w TV series "Space Patrol"; released on video in 2001 • Co-written & co-directed by Laurence Jacobs & Mark Stock; starring Robert Clarke, Ann Robinson, David Staffer, Tom Hutsler, Margi Robbins, Mary Stevens, Duke Howze, Andrew Goodman, Lori Davis, Tamara Sue Hill, Susan Murphy, Brad Bittiker, Stuart Allen, Charity Case, Dwayne Clark, Sara Strnad, Jim Cass, Von Clark, Vince Cabrera, David Lee Kious, John Kelly, Heidi Thomas, Mark Mossman, George Winton, Marty de Courcy, Mary Ramos, Neal Wilde, Kevin Brief, Terry Harms, Cindy Higgins, Dan DeLuca, Jim Zippo, John Paul Biscanin • full credits at IMDb
Image Ent. color/b&w DVD [8/2001] out of prodn/used

"Missile To The Moon" [Nov 1958]

"Morgan" [Fox Sept 2016?]  9/2016
sci-fi thriller starring Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Paul Giamatti
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
watch 5/2016 official trailer [1:53] at YouTube


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Boxing Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Circus Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Classic Movies & Cinema Masters Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Culver City, California Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Cyber Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Economics Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Education Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Existentialist Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Films Noir Festival at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Football Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
47 Rônin / Chüshingura Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Gangster Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Hollywood Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Horse-Racing Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Human Rights Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Kings & Queens Film Festival at Magic Lantern
'Knights of Yore' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Labor Movement Films Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Movie Musicals Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Muscle-Head Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Native American Film Festival at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore
Oscar-Winning Western Movies Page at 'Readers of the Purple Sage' Bookstore
Philosophy Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Pirate Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Political Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern
Railroad Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
'Rat Race' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Road Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Rock Music Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Samurai Films Page at Magic Lantern
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'Shakespeare On Film' Festival at Magic Lantern
Sherlock Holmes Film Festival at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Sports Film Festival at Magic Lantern
War [& Anti-War] Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Western Movies Film Festival at 'Readers of the Purple Sage' Bookstore

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