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Jun 8 11 6:49 PM
Buzz Dixon wrote:
The space stuff is beautiful. Too bad it didn't end up being used elsewhere (tho I think they did make a failed TV pilot using it). BTW, the red ot asteroid makes a in Jerry Lewis' VISIT TO A SMALL PLANET.
Jun 8 11 7:19 PM
Ok, I think I got this... From left to right is director Byron Haskin, and artist extraordinaire Chesley Bonestell. Is the next guy Willy Ley? And of course everybody's Pal George.
Jun 8 11 7:39 PM
Jun 8 11 8:21 PM
Bill Warren wrote:That looks like Willy Ley to me; I checked his Wikipedia page.
Oct 11 11 11:16 PM
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Oct 12 11 3:46 AM
bob7708 wrote:I share the same feeling as a lot of forum members that the script ruined what could have been a great picture by George Pal. Instead it turned weird very fast when the Captain went nuts and a lot of valuable time was wasted watching fighting and arguing between some of the crew when they should have taken the audience on a scientific exploration of Mars just as they did in RXM and Destination Moon. I was just a small kid when I first saw it and was very disappointed in how the script was written. I was actually very angry at the Jerk Captain going off his nut the way he did as I was with some of the other crew members for acting as if they were stuck in a cold and drafty cabin dealing with a weak and whinney party member instead of feeling elated over being members of the greatest exploration team in the history of mankind. I just can't believe that Pal wanted it this way and that, as was said earlier in this forum, it was the fault of some stupid and untalented Studio heads that demanded it be written this way.
Oct 12 11 7:55 AM
Oct 12 11 11:12 AM
Anyone remember that in dear Fantastic Monsters #4 (1963), there's a nice George Pal career article written by the late Mike Minor -- Bob Burns buddy, illustrator extraordinaire, & effects designer. As Bob mentions in one of his books, Mike first came to him principally as a Pal freak, so this piece is notably informed by his love & passion for the subject. He gives CONQUEST a proper raking as Pal's first SF failure; the opening spread, though, is illustrated with a Mike-created diorama of the Mars ship against a starfield.
Oct 12 11 12:00 PM
Oct 12 11 12:24 PM
vayapues wrote: Mike first came to him principally as a Pal freak
Oct 12 11 12:47 PM
Oct 12 11 11:28 PM
Actually, bob, the article is an early one: even though Pal was certainly alive when it was written, as is so often the case skeletons don't come out of the closet until after the safe distance of years or decades. Also in those days, monster mag articles rarely had anything like the depth & insider gossip we take for granted nowadays. All that said, it was the first serious Pal article, remains tasty & enthusiastic even today. Happily, Mike Minor went on to many great things, even though sad to say he died at an early age.
Oct 28 11 11:40 PM
Dec 12 11 3:37 PM
bob7708 wrote:I would love to read it sometime.
Feb 16 12 10:11 PM
I would love to read it sometime.Hi bob, my office computer won't let me contact you, so please let me know if you'd like a nice, readable PDF of that 1963 Pal article by Mike Minor. (Anyone else too for that matter.) Why, you can almost smell the old paper!Yes vayapues, I would like a pdf copy of that article.
I would love to read it sometime.
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