This is a blog which primarily gives some attention to movies that I find were overlooked (for whatever reason) or are simply underrated. I also comment on other, mainly movie-related issues as well. I welcome any suggestions for films to be added to this distinguished list.
One word of warning: The films listed below contain spoilers, so caution during reading is required.
Monday, October 15, 2012
From Here to Infinity-The Ultimate Voyage (1994)
"Think of it: There are more stars in the universe than grains of sand on all the beaches and deserts of Earth." -Patrick Stewart This documentary about what lies beyond our solar system came at an appropriate time. Star Trek: The Next Generation had just ended its seven-year run (the show's finale, "All Good Things...," won the 1994 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation), so having Patrick Stewart host/narrate this opus was definitely a plus. While Sir Patrick's career has definitely thrived since then, the four subsequent movies TNG spawned-Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Insurrection (1998), and Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), while they certainly have their good points, overall failed to capture the magic of what made TNG itself work. For anyone who has already seen their share of documentaries about the stars, this film doesn't really say anything you may not have already heard. But for novices on the subject, this is a great introductary tool. But its nice pace makes it worth watching again and again, and, hey, how can anyone resist a documentary Sir Patrick narrates?