Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
Film / Science Fiction

Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

Aka: The Spaceman and King Arthur; A Spaceman in King Arthur’s Court Alongside their more famous and ground-breaking animated feature films, Disney has long had a strand of live-action films that rarely quite captured the public imagination like the animations. Some, notably Treasure Island (1950) and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) remain excellent and … Continue reading

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1968)
Film / Science Fiction

Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1968)

In the mid-1960s, Roger Corman got hold of Pavel Klushantsev’s Russian science fiction film Planeta Bur/Planet of Storms (1962), strip mined it for its effects sequences and fashioned two entirely new films from it with newly added footage shot by interesting directors who wisely hid behind pseudonyms.This one was overseen by “John Sebastian” – actually … Continue reading

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013)
Animation / Science Fiction

Space Pirate Captain Harlock (2013)

Original title: Kyaputen Hârokku Captain Harlock, an intergalactic adventurer created by Leiju Matsumoto, is one of the most iconic and popular characters in anime. First appearing in Matsumoto’s popular 1978 manga Uchu Kaizoku Kyaputen Harokku/Space Pirate Captain Harlock, he was headlining his own television series, directed by anime legend Rintaro, that same year which was … Continue reading