Le monde tremblera [The World Will Tremble] (1939)

There are a lot of obscure — and often borderline — science fiction films from before the 1950s I still haven’t gotten around to watching.  Sometimes it’s because they can be very hard to find, and sometimes it is just because I decided to watch something else instead. But if there’s anything that will get […]

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Der Tunnel (1915)

I suspect that Der Tunnel may have been the first feature length science fiction film.  Certainly I don’t know of any that have survived that are older.  Whether there are any lost films out there I’m not aware of is another question.  After all, it is estimated that something like Ninety per cent of silent […]

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Highly Dangerous (1950)

Honorable Mention I was mildly surprised when I saw that Eric Ambler wrote the script for Highly Dangerous. It wasn’t based on one of his novels, but was an original story.  Normally, one thinks of him as a novelist, although he did write quite a few scripts, including A Night to Remember.  Most of them […]

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Doomwatch (1972)

When one looks at the giants of British Horror Cinema, one notes that Hammer Films turned out an impressive number of SF films, including their remakes of the legendary Quatermass serials and far too many Bikini Cavegirl movies.  Their closest competitor, Amicus, while they never made quite so many, did in fact contribute two Dr. […]

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