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Voyage to the End of the Universe (1963)

Ikarie XB 1 (original title)
The year is 2163. Starship Ikaria XB 1 embarks on a long journey across the universe to search for life on the planets of Alpha Centauri.

Director:

Jindrich Polák

Writers:

Pavel Jurácek (screenplay and dialogue), Jindrich Polák (screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zdenek Stepánek ... Captain Vladimir Abajev
Frantisek Smolík ... Anthony Hopkins - mathematician
Dana Medrická ... Nina Kirova - sociologist
Irena Kacírková ... Brigitta
Radovan Lukavský ... Commander MacDonald
Otto Lackovic ... Michal - coordinator
Miroslav Machácek ... Marcel Bernard
Jirí Vrstála ... Erik Svenson - pilot
Rudolf Deyl ... Ervin Herold - pilot
Jaroslav Mares ... Milek Wertbowsky
Martin Tapák ... Petr Kubes - biologist
Marcela Martínková Marcela Martínková ... Steffa - Wertbowsky's wife
Jozef Adamovic ... Zdenek Lorenc - coordinator
Jaroslav Rozsíval Jaroslav Rozsíval ... The Ship's Doctor
Ruzena Urbanova Ruzena Urbanova ... Eva - historian
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Storyline

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. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Do You Dare Take the Trip Into the 25th Century?

Genres:

Sci-Fi

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Details

Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

25 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Voyage to the End of the Universe See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,130
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Incident with the old terrestrial ship practically in accuracy corresponds to a fragment from the novel by Stanislaw Lem "The Magellanic cloud". See more »

Goofs

Shortly after the ship has passes Jupitar, one of the astronauts is talking to his wife on Earth but there is no time lag (at its closest, Jupitar is about 30 light-minutes from Earth). See more »

Alternate Versions

SPOILER: For the American release, titled "Voyage to the End of the Universe," American International Pictures cut the film up, changing a number of things:
  • Approximately 26 minutes of footage were removed (including a sequence in a man-made flying saucer carrying dead capitalists, nerve gas and an atomic bomb).
  • The story was changed substantially, the ship's flight direction reversed (making it an alien ship traveling to Earth), and the Statue of Liberty pasted into the final shot.
  • The cast and staff's names in the credits were altered significantly to look like English.
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Soundtracks

Part One: Introduction
from "King David" aka "Le Roi David"
Music by Arthur Honegger.
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Nice piece for sci-fi fan
3 January 2011 | by carbon-12See all my reviews

In 20th century were not filmed too much pure space-based science fiction movies in Eastern political block. I would rate this movie as very nice example of sense for this genre even through there was not filmed much of them. Everyone who is judging this movie by quality of special effects should use for their comparison with same aged pieces. Just imagine having the interior scenes and having the poorly animated exteriors replaced by appropriate expensive CGI in up to date movie quality (really imaginary, in reality it would be perversion to break existing piece of art). The movie technology developed as well as science knowledge (which was widely used in the movie to create realistic picture), but the messages in this story are still relevant. Micro-society during real long-term flight may experience very similar issues. There are some parts with significant influence of the fact that the movie was made in the Soviet block (critical mentioning of some attributes of western culture attributes), but overall i would say this does not spoil the movie or the story at all.


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