Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Enterprise Stardust

1 comment:

  1. Wow. I thought I was the only one who remembered this movie.

    While it could have been better in the SFX department, it was a pretty good adaptation of the very first Perry Rhodan story. And Jeffries and Persson were well cast as Rhodan and Thora. Persson played Thora just as written; as Han Solo later said of Princess Leia, you know that Rhodan will either end up killing her or liking her.

    The Perry Rhodan stories overall almost read as an updated version of E.E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman novels. Rhodan goes from NASA astronaut to "Peacelord of the Universe", the de facto ruler of the M0 Galaxy (on the principle of, all civilizations in same better behave themselves- or else Rhodan and his fleet will "have a talk" with them).

    Considered "fascistic" by some critics, I'd call it more a semi-serious speculation on what it would take to have a genuinely galaxy-wide civilization that wasn't repeatedly blowing itself up. (To continue the above comparison about Solo and the Princess, Star Wars owes more to Perry Rhodan than George Lucas will ever admit.)