Rocket Sci-Fi Matinees

Rocket Sci-Fi

Are you a fan of vintage science fiction films from the 50’s and 60’s? Do you like hilarious, somewhat ridiculous, entirely awesome cinematic gems with epic plot lines including giant insects, aliens, 50ft women, and the like? Well, this series is for you. Rocket Sci-Fi Matinees – on select Saturday afternoons at PFC, featuring awesome introductions by PFC’s Resident Film Academic, Steve Meyers.

Forbidden Planet

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is transformed in this landmark science-fiction film with groundbreaking special effects. Space men travel to a planet ruled by expatriate Pidgeon who has built a kingdom with his daughter and obedient robot Robby. There the good doctor is plagued by his mad quest for knowledge through his "brain booster" machine, and by Freudian "monsters from the id" as his daughter discovers other men and learns to kiss....
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It! The Terror from Beyond Space

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
One of the best of the medium-budgeted science fiction flicks of the 1950s, It! The Terror from Beyond Space is set in "the future" (1973, to be exact). An rescue ship travels out to Mars to retrieve the only survivor of a space probe that has experienced some sort of cataclysm. That survivor, Col Ed Carruthers (Marshall Thompson) is accused of murdering his fellow crewmen. But Ed claims that the killer was a Martian monster, and...
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Robinson Crusoe on Mars

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
This film is an adaption of Daniel Defoe's classic tale of a sailor stranded on a deserted island. In this version, Crusoe is an astronaut who crash-lands on the seemingly-abandoned planet of Mars. Soon, he meets Friday, who is an alien slave who recently escaped from his captors....
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Fantastic Voyage

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
Stephen Boyd heads a team of scientists sent on a bizarre experimental mission. Through a revolutionary and as-yet-untested process, the scientists and their special motorized vehicle are miniaturized, then injected into the blood stream of a near-death scientist (Jean del Val). Their mission is to relieve a blood clot caused by an assassination attempt. One member of the expedition is bent on sabotage so that the scientist's secrets will die with him. Another member is Raquel...
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The Man from Earth

Introduction by Steve Meyers.
In the tradition of such psychologically-charged sci-fi outings as The Next One (1982) and K-PAX (2001) comes the cerebral science fiction opus The Man From Earth (2007). The story concerns Professor John Oldman, a scientist who summons a group of associates to a cabin one freezing night, and strikes them with a fantastic revelation: he is not a traditional human, but a 14,000 year-old immortal, who has survived centuries of evolution from the Cro-Magnon Era to...
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