SESSION: Monday 1st October at 7:30pm



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Battlestar Galactica

(1978, dir. Richard A. Colla, Alan J. Levi, w/ Richard Hatch, Dirk Benedict, Lorne Greene, Herbert Jefferson Jr.)

The story of how the Twelve Colonies of Mankind are destroyed after 1,000 years of war with the evil Cylon Empire. Through deceit, the Cylons are able to destroy the Colonies' entire fleet, except for the Battlestar Galactica, captained by Commander Adama. Adama gathers up the few remaining humans left on all the twelve worlds and embarks on a journey to find the mythical planet Earth, the supposed thirteenth colony, lost millennia ago when humans first left the motherworld Kobol. With food and fuel running out, the fleet heads for a mineral planet, Carillon, hoping to get what they need. The Ovions, who populate the planet, are being controlled by the Cylons, who set a trap for the Galactica. Under a clever ruse, Adama convinces the Cylons that his pilots are on the surface at a banquet, while the real pilots are at full combat readiness. The fleet gets their food and fuel, and escapes, destroying Carillon and a Cylon Baseship hiding behind the planet. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.43.43.43.4(IMDB rating)

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Silent Running

(1972, dir. Douglas Trumbull, w/ Bruce Dern, Cliff Potts, Ron Rifkin, Jesse Vint)

Silent Running will start at approximately 10:24pm, and finish at approximately 11:59pm.

In a future Earth barren of all flora and fauna, the planet's ecosystems exist only in large pods attached to spacecraft. When word comes in that the pods are to be jettisoned into space and destroyed, most of the crew of the Valley Forge rejoice at the prospect of going home. Not so for botanist Freeman Lowell, who loves the forest and its creatures. He kills his colleagues taking the ship deep into space. Alone on the craft with his only companions being three small robots, Lowell revels in joys of nature. When colleagues appear to "rescue" him, he realizes he has only one option available to him. (IMDB)

FILM INFO 3.353.353.353.35(IMDB rating)