Sunday, February 20, 2011

April 22 2011---release of Apollo 18-- a sci fi

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Apollo 18

Teaser poster
Directed byGonzalo Lopez-Gallego
Produced byTimur Bekmambetov
Screenplay byBrian Miller
Distributed byDimension Films
Release date(s)April 22, 2011 (2011-04-22)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$5 million[1]

Apollo 18 is an upcoming 2011 science fiction film directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego in his first English-language film.

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       Wait for April folks. A lot is happening that month on the space front. On April 12, 2011 world over there will be celebrations to mark the 50th anniv of Yuri Gagarin's flight.

       Ten days later on April 22 2011, the film Apollo 18 will be released. But hold it----remember it is a sci fi.

       According to Wikipedia, a found footage style film about a fictional post-Apollo 17 mission to the Moon that takes on a premise of why we never went back. The plot involves a government cover up of the Apollo 18 mission after aliens on Earth's Moon discovered the crew and began to kill them off one by one.

       On Sunday ``Beyond Moon and Mars (BMM),'' accessed the official website of Apollo 18, but it hardly contained anything--just a few words and some sounds lasting for a few seconds. Why call it official at all?

       Well there could be some other reasons for not extending the manned lunar flights, till Apollo 20 as it was originally planned, BMM, refuses to believe that killing of the crew members of Apollo 18 by aliens on the moon could be the main reason for cancelling the lunar missions post Apollo 17. If we have to go by this theory then why did not these so called aliens on the moon attack the astronauts of the earlier Apollo missions? Why choose only Apollo 18 only ?

        The story seems to have the making of a promising sci fi, and BMM is waiting to see it. BMM has been reading every available book about the Apollo missions. but so far has not come across a sci based on this historic flight. Maybe it exists, but BMM is not aware of it,

        In this connection, BMM recalls its meeting with Eugene Cernan, the last man to stand on the surface of the moon at Mumbai airport, and taking his autograph on his book which was presented to BMM by the organisers of his visit to Mumbai Cernan said that the Apollo missions should have been extended. He was the commander of Apollo 17.

        Folks let us see what Apollo 18 has in store for us.

        The countdown has started.

        But from Monday there is another countdown which is being initated. This is for the much awaited and final launch of space shuttle Discovery on February 24, which will correspond to February 25 in India.

        All the best.


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1 comment:

  1. Amazing how this real footage looks exactly like every other "amateur"-filmed, with the exact-same style of shitty acting.still looks like a good movie to see. I cant waiting this movie coming April. Entertainment Bay

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