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Re: Ikarie XB1

#51 Post by solaris72 » 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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#53 Post by MichaelB » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:26 am

solaris72 wrote:
Bikey wrote:
"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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Re: Ikarie XB1

#54 Post by Bikey » Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:18 am

"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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#55 Post by Bikey » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:33 am

"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"
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Re: Ikarie XB1

#56 Post by Finch » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:54 am

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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#57 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 27, 2013 5:58 am

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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Re: Ikarie XB1

#58 Post by swo17 » Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:32 am

Tomorrow I'll Wake Up and Scald Myself with Tea would seem like an obvious (and welcome) follow-up.

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#59 Post by MichaelB » Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:38 am

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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#60 Post by Bikey » Sat Sep 28, 2013 8:51 am

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

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#61 Post by Bikey » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:44 am

"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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#62 Post by admira » Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:59 pm

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#63 Post by Bikey » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:38 am

Time Out's latest DVD round up.

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#66 Post by MichaelB » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:24 am

"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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#67 Post by Bikey » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:00 am

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

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Re: Ikarie XB1

#68 Post by Bikey » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:33 pm

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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Re: Ikarie XB1

#70 Post by perkypat » Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:16 am

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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Re: Ikarie XB1

#71 Post by Bikey » Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:50 am

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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