This weekend we went to see Apollo 18. It was a really bad scared-in-space movie. I felt cheated.
Marooned was a an amazing movie considering what it had to work with. CGI didn’t exist. It has the usual sci-fi errata, but not so much to totally distract from the movie. It has an 1968 all-star line-up. It even has the approval from NASA to use their trademarks. It is very well acted and features a lot of the technology of the time. You get to see Atlas rockets, Saturn V’s, a Russian Soyuz, weather satellites, etc. The concept of the movie affected some space flights ( notably Skylab ), and eerily preceded the events of Apollo 13 by a year. It was a damn good sci-fi flick.
Just a subtle reminder, all thumbs up, WATCH THIS MOVIE!