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To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill (1997)

Hollywood Aliens & Monsters (original title)
Mark Hamill is hosting an informational tour through the history of science fiction movie-making. The focus is not on special effects and action scenes, but on the relationship between ... See full summary »

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Kevin Burns
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself
Mark Hamill ... Himself - Host
Ronald V. Borst Ronald V. Borst ... Himself
Bob Burns ... Himself
Wade Williams Wade Williams ... Himself
Robert Wise ... Himself
Patricia Neal ... Herself
Robert Clarke ... Himself
Gene Barry ... Himself
Ann Robinson ... Herself
David Hedison ... Himself
Barbara Eden ... Herself
Saul David Saul David ... Himself
Arthur C. Clarke ... Himself (archive footage)
Charlton Heston ... Himself
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Mark Hamill is hosting an informational tour through the history of science fiction movie-making. The focus is not on special effects and action scenes, but on the relationship between society's hangups and fears and the subject matter of the movies. The effects of the American public's changing paranoias, e.g. the communist scare, is particularly well explored. Written by Signy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Foxstar Productions See more »
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Color
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Great Historical Overview - and entertaining
4 January 2008 | by rogerfgaySee all my reviews

The product description above is certainly accurate. Chock full of examples, it entertains and kind of keeps you on the edge of your seat. Definitely not a dry documentary sort of thing. Mark Hamill does a great job of hosting and his is not the only voice. You get some super heros in the industry like Robert Wise (among others) as well. It takes a straight line approach through time and adds just enough background about what's happening in the real world at the time to put things in that perspective. So, let me put my 10 star rating in perspective.

Two sci-fans walkin' down the street; you and me. You say - "Dude, I love the sci-fi movies. I wish I could find a really good historical overview that runs less than two hours." In a heart-beat, I'd be like "Dude: 'To the Galaxy and Beyond With Mark Hamill: A Century Of Science Fiction Cinema', you've got to see it." You'd thank me. So really - what I'm saying is this is really good.


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