Are you a fan of vintage SF (film and TV) of the '30's through late '60's? Would you like to get together with other local fans to watch & discuss your favorites?

This was the age of damsels in distress, pocket-change special effects, and those fabulous rubber monster suits. At the same time, such writers as Robert Heinlein, C.L. Moore, and Theodore Sturgeon crafted mature and contemplative screenplays for television and theater audiences. Come watch the best and worst from this era!

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Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com)

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NEXT MEETING:

Saturday, April 18, 2015
7:00PM - 11:00PM (approx)


SPOCK ON STAR TREK:
A LEONARD NIMOY RETROSPECTIVE

In remembrance of Leonard Nimoy, who died on February 27, 2015 at age 83, we will be screening four of the best of the original STAR TREK's "Mister Spock" episodes.

The episodes will be selected by the audience that evening, and screened in high-definition Blu-ray on our 10-foot-wide (150-inch diagonal) projection screen with SurroundSound. The audience will also decide whether to screen the original episodes or the remastered episodes.

Episode choices include:

STAR TREK: THE GALILEO 7
(1966, USA) Season 1, Episode 13 - 50 minutes
The Galileo, under Spock's command, crash-lands on a hostile planet. As the Enterprise races against time to find the shuttlecraft, Spock's strictly logical leadership clashes with the fear and resentment of his crew.

STAR TREK: THIS SIDE OF PARADISE
(1966, USA) Season 1, Episode 25 - 50 minutes
Humans are kept safe on a planet bombarded with deadly radiation by a spore which has the side effect of making people blissfully content. Spock is reunited with an old friend who uses the spores to make him fall in love with her, but when Kirk realizes that the price for paradise is an end to exploration, he determines to recover his crew from the spores.

STAR TREK: DEVIL IN THE DARK
(1966, USA) Season 1, Episode 25 - 50 minutes
A creature that can eat its way through solid rock is killing miners on a distant outpost.

STAR TREK: AMOK TIME
(1967, USA) Season 2, Episode 5 - 50 minutes
Spock enters the pon farr, the Vulcan time of mating, and Kirk returns him to Vulcan against Starfleet orders. But when his bride chooses to challenge the arranged marriage, she chooses Kirk as her champion.

STAR TREK: MIRROR, MIRROR
(1967, USA) Season 2, Episode 10 - 50 minutes
Four crewmembers switch places with their parallels in another universe, where savagery reigns and advancement is by assassination. While Spock quickly realizes the situation and takes the alternate Kirk, McCoy, Scotty and Uhura into custody, Kirk must first try to evade detection and then convince the alternate Spock of the logic of changing his universe.

STAR TREK: JOURNEY TO BABEL
(1967, USA) Season 2, Episode 15 - 50 minutes
Spock's father, to whom the first officer has not spoken in years, comes aboard as part of a dipomatic entourage, but when he is accused of murder and subsequently collapses from a rare ailment, Spock is the only person who can save his life. Then Kirk is nearly killed as well, and Spock refuses to give up command until the culprit can be found and the crisis averted.

STAR TREK: THE ENTERPRISE INCIDENT
(1968, USA) Season 3, Episode 4 - 50 minutes
When Kirk goes insane and orders the ship into Romulan space, Spock becomes very close with the Romulan Commander who tries to seduce him into working at her side. Unfortunately for her, Spock's more interested in the Romulan cloaking device.

STAR TREK: SPOCK'S BRAIN
(1968, USA) Season 3, Episode 6 - 50 minutes
A group of women steal Spock's brain to run the computer which keeps them safe from the savage men who live outside their underground city.

STAR TREK: ALL OUR YESTERDAYS
(1968, USA) Season 3, Episode 23 - 50 minutes
When the ship visits a star about to go supernova, the crew learns that the entire population of its inhabited world have escaped into the planet's past. But Kirk accidentally steps through a time portal, and when Spock and McCoy try to retrieve him, they end up in an even earlier era, where Spock's savage Vulcan past reasserts itself.

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Location:

Williams microCINEMA
Studio 106
San Diego Reader Building
2323 Broadway
San Diego, CA 92102

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Please RSVP to Gerry Williams (filmist "-at-" mac.com) as seating is limited.



NEXT MONTH: May 16, 2015

"THE PLANET OF THE APES" (1968)
and "BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES" (1970)


The SDVSF Play List -- what we've screened.

Be sure to check out our sister film group,
The Mars Society - San Diego's MARS MOVIE NIGHT
at the MarsMovieGuide.com

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