Trivia Contest Solution

A few days ago, I challenged readers to identify this film still:

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I was a bit disappointed that nobody came through. Mr. M wanted to know the answer. The still is from the 1963 Czech science-fiction movie Ikarie XB-1. The entire original version, with good English subtitles, can be found on YouTube and is highly recommended. It's a moody, philosophical film about a crew of astronauts who stumble upon an abandoned ship from an earlier voyage and much else besides. As you might expect from a Czech movie, the futuristic spacecraft furnishings are stylish and appealing. There's even a party scene in which we hear the easy-listening music of the future and watch astronauts dance to it!

3 thoughts on “Trivia Contest Solution

  1. “I was a bit disappointed that nobody came through. The still is from the 1963 Czech science-fiction movie Ikarie XB-1.”

    How should one discern this to be a Czech movie? All three look like Slovaks!

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  2. Now since you brought up this, I’m really curious to know about your opinion on Raumpatrouille! It’s a short-lived German science fiction show from 1966, slightly predating Star Trek. It’s also in black and white and filmed on a tiny budget.

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