Thursday, August 25, 2011

Captain's Library: MOON ZERO TWO Conclusion

Clementine Taplin arrives on the Moon and hires down-on-his-luck, former hot-shot space pilot Bill Kemp to find her space-miner brother, Wally.
Kemp considers doing it while he completes another job: diverting an asteroid composed primarily of sapphire to crash on an unoccupied area of the moon so it can be mined.
He succeeds, barely surviving the perilous task.
Returning to the Moon, the pilot is warned not to help Clementine.
Not the sort to bow to threats, Kemp takes the job and he and Taplin go in search of her brother. They find him at his remote mining location...dead!
It's actually a pretty good film with a lot of kool elements including...
A real differentiation between "old style" 1970s-1999 tech used by the poor hero and 2020 tech used by rich villains!
Set and costume design motifs that proved so popular that they popped up for more than a decade on shows from UFO to Space:1999 to Starlost to Star Maidens to Blake's 7.
A nice snarky action-hero performance by extremely-underrated actor James Olsen, whose main fault seems to be having a receding hairline at a time when a full head of hair was more important than acting ability in film.
For lots more background and pix from the film, there's an absolutely amazing site covering all things MZ2 HERE!  Check it out!
and a special bonus...
Moon Zero Two: the Music Video!

Classic Comix and Movie Collectibles Store 
and these HTF Moon Zero Two items on Amazon...

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