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Moon Zero Two
Moon Zero Two
is a 1969 British science fiction film from Hammer Films,[3] produced by Michael Carreras, directed by Roy Ward Baker, that stars James Olson, Catherine Schell, Warren Mitchell, and Adrienne Corri. Moon Zero Two
Moon Zero Two
was filmed at the ABPC Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire, England. The screenplay was by Michael Carreras from an original story by Gavin Lyall, Frank Hardman, and Martin Davison. The film was billed on its U.S. film poster as a space Western[4] with the phrase 'The first moon "western"...'

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 References 5 External links

5.1 Mystery Science Theater 3000

Plot[edit] In the year 2021, the moon is in the process of being colonized, and this new frontier is attracting a diverse human population to lunar settlements like Moon City, Farside 5, and others. Two denizens of this rough-and-tumble lunar society are the notorious millionaire J. J. Hubbard and former-astronaut-turned-satellite-salvager Bill Kemp, the first man to set foot on Mars. He left Space Corporation because he wants to explore space, while his former employer only wants to operate commercial passenger flights to and from Mars
Mars
and Venus. When Hubbard hears about a small 6000-tonne asteroid made of pure "ceramic" sapphire that is in a low lunar orbit, he hires Kemp to capture it with Kemp's old "Moon 02" space ferry. Kemp is to transport it down to the surface of the lunar farside, even though doing so would be against Space Corporation law. Kemp, however, has little choice because he learns from Hubbard that his flight license will soon be revoked due to protests from Space Corporation. Hubbard also reveals that he plans to use the giant sapphire for building much improved rocket engine thermal insulators, profiting from the need for even more powerful rockets to colonize Mercury and the moons of Jupiter. A young woman named Clementine arrives looking for her brother, a miner working a distant patch of moonscape at Spectacle Crater on the lunar farside. Unfortunately, the trip from Moon City on the nearside would take six days by a lunar vehicle. Since Kemp can go there much more quickly using Moon 02, she convinces him to help her learn if her brother is still alive. The terrain around his camp is not suitable, so Kemp and Clementine land and travel the remaining distance using a lunar buggy. The two discover that Clementine's brother is dead, and that he was murdered for his discovery: a large vein of nickel that would have made him a rich man. They are shot at by some of Hubbard's men, who have followed them to the camp. Hubbard was unhappy to learn that Kemp was leaving to assist Clementine, because he was responsible for the brother's death. Hubbard needed the claim to be abandoned, so he could to take control of it and use it as the isolated landing site for the sapphire asteroid. Clementine's brother would never have left after discovering the nickel vein. Hubbard blackmails Kemp into completing the asteroid job by threatening his and Clementine's lives, but in the process, Kemp kills the millionaire in a shoot out. Because Clementine is her brother's next of kin, Kemp tells her that she now has legal ownership of the nickel vein and soon the "crashed" sapphire asteroid, making her a very wealthy woman. Cast[edit]

James Olson as Bill Kemp Catherine Schell
Catherine Schell
as Clementine Taplin Warren Mitchell
Warren Mitchell
as J. J. Hubbard Adrienne Corri
Adrienne Corri
as Elizabeth Murphy Ori Levy as Korminski Dudley Foster as Whitsun Bernard Bresslaw as Harry Neil McCallum as Space Captain Joby Blanshard as Smith Michael Ripper
Michael Ripper
as 1st Card Player Robert Tayman as 2nd Card Player Sam Kydd
Sam Kydd
as Barman Keith Bonnard as Junior Customs Officer Leo Britt as Senior Customs Officer Carol Cleveland
Carol Cleveland
as Hostess Roy Evans as Workman Tom Kempinski as 2nd Officer Lew Luton as Immigration Officer Claire Shenstone as Female Hotel Clerk Chrissie Shrimpton as Boutique Attendant Amber Dean Smith as Hubbard's Girlfriend Simone Silvera as Hubbard's Girlfriend The Gojos as Hilton Bar Dancing Girls

Production[edit] Special
Special
visual effects for the film were created by a team headed by veteran visual effects artist Les Bowie, who worked on numerous Hammer productions and several notable British-made science fiction features. The "Moon 02" Spacecraft in the film is described as being 'quite old'. Among the futuristic set decorations are several famous "Ball Chairs" created in 1966 by Finnish designer Eero Aarnio. A dialogue reference to Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong
becoming the first man on the moon was inserted, and a lunar monument erected on the landing site was added to the production. The film was released three months after the Apollo 11
Apollo 11
moon landing. References[edit]

^ Bruce G. Hallenbeck, British Cult Cinema: Hammer Fantasy and Sci-Fi, Hemlock Books 2011 p216 ^ Marcus Hearn, The Hammer Vault, Titan Books, 2011 p114 ^ Westfahl, Gary (2012-03-28). The Spacesuit Film: A History, 1918-1969. McFarland. pp. 132–133. ISBN 9780786489992.  ^ Smith, Gary A. (2006-01-01). Uneasy Dreams: The Golden Age of British Horror Films, 1956-1976. McFarland. pp. 185–186. ISBN 9780786426614. 

External links[edit]

Moon Zero Two
Moon Zero Two
on IMDb Moon Zero Two
Moon Zero Two
at the TCM Movie Database

Mystery Science Theater 3000[edit]

"Mystery Science Theater 3000" Moon Zero Two
Moon Zero Two
(TV episode 1990) on IMDb Episode guide: 111- Moon Zero Two Moon Zero Two
Moon Zero Two
pictures from mst3k.booyaka.com

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(1947) The Weaker Sex
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Moon Zero Two
(1969) The Vampire Lovers
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(1970) Scars of Dracula
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(1970) Journey to Midnight (1971) Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde
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(1971) Asylum (1972) The Vault of Horror (1973) And Now the Screaming Starts!
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(1971) Countess Dracula
Dracula
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(1974) To the Devil a Daughter
To the Devil a Daughter
(1976)

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(2011) The Quiet Ones (2014)

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The Snorkel
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Hell Is a City
(1960) The Full Treatment (1960) Taste of Fear
Taste of Fear
(1961) Cash on Demand
Cash on Demand
(1961) Maniac (1963) Paranoiac (1963) Nightmare (1964) Fanatic (1965) Hysteria (1965) The Nanny (1965) Crescendo (1970) Straight On till Morning (1972) Fear in the Night (1972)

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Four Sided Triangle
Four Sided Triangle
(1953) Spaceways
Spaceways
(1953) X the Unknown
X the Unknown
(1956) The Abominable Snowman (1957) The Man Who Could Cheat Death
The Man Who Could Cheat Death
(1959) The Damned (1963) The Lost Continent (1968) Moon Zero Two
Moon Zero Two
(1969)

Mystery films

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The Saint's Return
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The Flanagan Boy
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A Stranger Came Home
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Third Party Risk
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Song of Freedom
Song of Freedom
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Don't Panic Chaps!
(1959) The Ugly Duckling (1959) Watch it, Sailor!
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