Ikarie XB 1 (1963)
aka Voyage to the End of the Universe
Country: Czechoslovakia | Director: Jindrich Polák
Language: Czech | Subtitles: English (Optional, embedded in Mkv file)
Aspect ratio: Cinemascope 2.35:1 | Length: 92mn
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A giant spaceship carrying colonists to a new planet runs into unexpected troubles on its journey, ranging from encounters with abandoned alien craft to malfunctioning onboard computers and tensions among its crew and passengers.
Ikarie XB1 is the first Czech SF movie. The story relies to some extent on one of Stanislav Lem’s books. The movie is still appreciated not only among science fiction fans in Czechia, but mainly because of its high ambitions. The movie not only shows a trip to proxima centauri, but it also tried to predict future music and dance. Due to the time it was created (early 60’s) there are some ideological compromises to the communism and cold war.