Today I found out about Marc Scott Zicree's amazing project called Space Command.
Based on everything I've seen so far, this is the science fiction movie I've been waiting for since I was ten years old in 1958. It presents the kind of future we all hoped for . . . but haven't quite gotten. Ever since Star Wars we've been presented with science fiction movies which bought into George Lucas' idea that the future would be filled with beat-up robots, rusty spacecraft, and dingy environments.
Space Command is bold and optimistic. It presents the bright and gleaming future that those Walt Disney programs from the 1950s gave us, the ones which inspired an entire generation. That generation loved rock 'n roll, hot rods, and the Mercury astronauts. And they went on to put men on the moon.
Not a bad legacy, all things considered.
Sadly, the next generation got all wrapped up in hip-hop music, feel-good drugs, and video games. Meanwhile the American space program has dwindled to the point where we now have to pay the Russians to carry our astronauts up to that sad excuse for a space station we call the ISS.
Space Command is a deliberate attempt to guide America back to that shining dream in which we built chrome-plated rockets that carried mankind to other planets so we could build glass-domed colonies and conquer that Final Frontier.
Ladies and gentlemen, I urge you to contribute to this worthy cause and help the producers of Space Command create inspirational movies which excite the imaginations of today's youth. With your help, we can make this decade the New 1950s -- a period that inspires mankind to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Here's the link you'll need to become part of this noble effort. As Klaatu would say, "The decision . . . rests with you."
And here's the link to one of the pages which show who has contributed to this project. Look for the All Sci-Fi logo.