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Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)

Ikarie XB 1 (original title)
The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the Universe, to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri.

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Captain Vladimir Abajev
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Anthony Hopkins - mathematician
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Nina Kirova - sociologist
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Brigitta
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Commander MacDonald
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Michal - coordinator
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Marcel Bernard
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Erik Svenson - pilot
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Ervin Herold - pilot
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Milek Wertbowsky
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Petr Kubes - biologist
Marcela Martínková ...
Steffa - Wertbowsky's wife
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Zdenek Lorenc - coordinator
Jaroslav Rozsíval ...
The Ship's Doctor
Ruzena Urbanova ...
Eva - historian
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A giant spaceship carrying colonists to a new planet runs into unexpected troubles on its journey, ranging from encounters with abandoned alien craft to malfunctioning onboard computers and tensions among its crew and passengers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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25 November 1964 (USA)  »

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Voyage to the End of the Universe  »

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The music played on piano after the derelict ship explodes is "Part One: Introduction" from "King David", aka "Le Roi David," composed by Arthur Honegger. See more »

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Referenced in Alien (1979) See more »

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Part One: Introduction
from "King David" aka "Le Roi David"
Music by Arthur Honegger.
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First serious Czech SF movie. Futuristic attempt to simulate future.
3 February 2000 | by (Prague, Czechia) – See all my reviews

Ikarie XB1 is the first Czech SF movie. It was released in black and white only. The story relies to some extent on one of Stanislav Lem's books. The movie is still appreciated not only among science fiction fans in Czechia, but mainly because of its high ambitions. The movie not only shows a trip to proxima centauri, but it also tried to predict future music and dance.

Due to the time it was created (early 60ies) there are some ideological compromises to the communism and cold war.


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