(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
DATE REVIEWED: 12/16/2016
TITLE: First Spaceship on Venus
TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 20 minutes
DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 16.8 miles
TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 5806.9 miles
SYNOPSIS: Humans send a spaceship to Venus in order to decipher a mysterious artifact found on earth.
CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: What we thought the future would be like, but we were very, very wrong. So bad it is fun to watch.
PROS AND CONS: This was an hilarious film to cycle through. The quality was not that good, but the earnest efforts of the producers to make a good film shine through, even if they were way off the mark regarding space travel.
There is a lot going on here in terms of Science Fiction evolution and the genre films / series that followed. There are parts of Star Wars, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Trek all rolled into this production, with deep social messages about the arms race and pollution.
The film appears Italian in design and is East German in origin, so their concepts of space travel and adventure are a little bit skewed from that of the west. Here is an example; all through the film they refer to their rocket-ship as the “Cosmostrator”. Seriously, you just start laughing after they say it about 25 times. “Quick, back to the Cosmostrator!”.
To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.
This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.
Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film.
This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle. A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.