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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:05 pm 
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"These are the voyages of the starship Icarus – this fascinating, seminal 1963 Czech sci-fi was plundered wholesale by Star Trek, including the philosophical homilies by a verbose captain."
London Evening Standard by Steve Morrissey

Well that's unfair. I love Ikarie XB-1 something fierce (as I do Star Trek) but in my eyes both were clearly born of the same inspiration- Forbidden Planet.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:04 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:26 am 
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solaris72 wrote:
Bikey wrote:
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"These are the voyages of the starship Icarus – this fascinating, seminal 1963 Czech sci-fi was plundered wholesale by Star Trek, including the philosophical homilies by a verbose captain."
London Evening Standard by Steve Morrissey

Well that's unfair. I love Ikarie XB-1 something fierce (as I do Star Trek) but in my eyes both were clearly born of the same inspiration- Forbidden Planet.

Both were indeed influenced by Forbidden Planet (it's hard to ignore Ikarie's Robby-style robot Patrick!), but Roddenberry also borrowed from Ikarie. I'm guessing he didn't see the East German/Polish production The Silent Star (1959), which is actually even closer to Star Trek in that its spaceship's crew is explicitly multiracial as well as international.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:18 am 

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"Disorienting and delirious, the latest addition to Second Run's excellent roster of Czech films might be a milestone of sci-fi cinema, but it's also a work of such sophistication that its production values and allegorical intent took this first-time viewer by cumulative surprise."
Michael Pattison at idFilm


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:33 am 

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"Second Run’s restored print looks and sounds marvellous... Ikarie grips as an acutely realised study of what life could actually be like on a fifteen-year space voyage... Production values and design are astonishing, and all is handled with deft, sober intelligence"
Graham Rickson at The Arts Desk


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:54 am 
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I watched the DVD the other night and heartily recommend the film as well. Would Second Run consider releasing more Eastern European science fiction?


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:58 am 
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Given that the disc seems to be selling rather well (at least by Second Run standards), I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were considering it!


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:32 am 
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Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea would seem like an obvious (and welcome) follow-up.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:38 am 
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swo17 wrote:
Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea would seem like an obvious (and welcome) follow-up.

It would need a restoration. The existing Czech DVD is grotty in the extreme - far worse than the Czech Ikarie XB-1 disc.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:51 am 

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Electric Sheep discuss Liška's "stunning" musical score:
The High Pitch of Strangeness: Ikarie XB-1


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:44 am 

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"Ikarie XB-1 is a visual masterpiece that both demands and deserves to be reevaluated within the canon of science fiction classics past and present."
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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:59 pm 

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http://shotcontext.blogspot.cz/2011/01/ ... ref=fb&m=1


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:38 am 

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Time Out's latest DVD round up.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:03 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:22 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:24 am 
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"Nifty booklet" - I like that!

Although since he writes for the mag, it's a shame that they completely failed to mention Kim Newman's contribution.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:00 am 

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Double-page spread review by Kim Newman in the latest Sight & Sound


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:33 pm 

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IKARIE XB 1: The Czech STAR TREK
Jordan Hoffman revisits the little-known sci-fi film that influenced STAR TREK at Badass Digest


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:14 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:16 am 

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Its got an extra screening at the Leeds FF, which means tickets are selling well. Great to see it reaching a wider audience outside London.


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:50 am 

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Leeds Film Festival dates here -
Sun 10th Nov, 2013, 14:00 @ Leeds Everyman
Sun 17th Nov, 2013, 16:00 @ Leeds Vue


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:09 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 2:44 pm 

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IKARIE is DVD Beaver's DVD of the Month!


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 Post subject: Re: Ikarie XB1
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:04 am 
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The Digital Fix.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 6:53 am 

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Sometimes they go to Eleven


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