Chariots Of The Gods: Was God An Astronaut? (Erich von Daniken)

chariotsMy miserable old mum first brought this book to my attention. The 1960s and the 1970s produced an alarming amount of attention on “unsolved mysteries” such as the Yeti, the Bermuda Triangle, the lines on the Nazca plains, as well as UFOs. Enter Erich Von Daniken in 1967/68…tons of books and documentaries and TV shows focused heavily on the trail he blazed though many seemed just a little trite. [Read more…]

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979 USA)

star trekThe film follows a familiar, if unspectacular, singular line framework – regular battles must be conquered along the way to ending where they do. The individual misunderstandings crew members have with each other need to be resolved, but it is remarkable how by the time the final act arrives, the story is willing to abstain from conventional conclusion. [Read more…]

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968 UK/USA)

74376130John Lennon’s favourite film…or so I heard. The soon to be ex-Beatle used to pay complete strangers the price of their cinema ticket. He knew visual poetry up there on the silver screen when he saw it. Or did he?  I’m not sure whether this flick can be classified as British or American. Its budget was huge and the making of this took three painstaking years. [Read more…]

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