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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

2004 - Color
posted Aug 24, 2009
The Comic Critic - Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (Monlux, comic, critic, sky, captain, world, tomorrow,)
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I know that my rating of ten out of ten for this movie will be a matter of debate for some film enthusiasts. Can I help it if this film hit a number of my happy pleasure buttons? Giant Freaking Robots! Airplane dogfights! Mysterious treks across mountains! Mad Scientists! Ray Guns! Holy freaking Moses, the sheer childish joy I felt while watching this film was incredible. So, I might be a little bias in my rating. I don not care. It still gets a ten in my book.


by L.S.Erhardt on 8/24/2009 @ 9:47am
I'd agree. The plot is thin and the acting is questionable at times.
But dammit, I love the 30s and 40s deco-style sci-fi.

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2009 @ 10:21am
ideal film for remixing/mashups.

by NineInchNachos on 8/24/2009 @ 10:44am
here's what I'm seeing:

www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/cap...

to bad there isn't more of these.

by JesseHillFan on 8/25/2009 @ 8:03pm
The 1960's TV series that I remember from my childhood that had Atomic powered spaceships,LASER guns,jet packs and Robots was called Lost in Space.It was about the future starting in October 1997.I especially laughed when the characters use reel to reel tape recorders in the episodes and the B9 Robot uses discrete transistors. They have the entire series at Hulu.Dr. Smith essentially hijacks the entire series although he is a comical character.
www.hulu.com/lost-in-space

It's not as old as the Flash Gorden type of series though from the 30's and 40's.
www.archive.org/details/flash_gordon12
or others
www.slick-net.com/space/serial/serials2/...

by NineInchNachos on 8/25/2009 @ 8:22pm
I watched all lost in space episodes on sci fi channel growing up. I believe Mark even has a mini B9 robot on his drawing desk right this very second.

by fredo on 8/25/2009 @ 9:42pm
Mark- a good strip but I think 1930 was a year not a decade.

by JesseHillFan on 8/25/2009 @ 10:55pm
NiN when I saw Lost in Space it was on my parents 1948 Zenith Console television in black in white on a round CRT picture tube.We did get a Magnivox color TV sometime around 1965 or perhaps in 1966.Anyway when my brothers and I grew up we switched the channel to watch the Batman TV series instead so I only recently was able to see the second and third season of Lost in Space on Hulu.It was kind of like reliving the 1960's and seeing something that I missed.It was kind of odd because after seeing the show again after 44 years I forgot the content of the episodes but fondly remembered the characters.
I think that the first sci fi series that I saw on television was the Outer Limits in the early 1960's.We also watched the Twilight Zone as well.Sci Fi as a genre was really big in the 1960's.It seemed like half of the TV series broadcast back then in the decade of the 60's was about sci fi or had to do something with space travel.Later on I did watch all of the original Star Trek series on network TV.My mother was a big fan of Star Trek back then.I think my personal favorite sci fi film choice would be Forbidden Planet (1956) and my favorite sci fi TV series would be the original Outer Limits.

I was checking out the expensive full scale replica B9 Robots for sale.My only complaint is that the replica B9 Robot doesn't have built in Tesla Coils to shoot out shocking bolts of high voltage electricity from his arms.