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Soviet Sci-Fi part 1: pre-Tarkovsky

By Nick & Harry Nordlinger

The first part of our three-part history and analysis of Soviet Science Fiction films.  In this episode we begin in the silent era with Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) and Cosmic Voyage (1935) and then blast off into the space race with Road to the Stars (1957), The Silent Star (1960), Planet of Storms (1962), and Ikarie XB-1 (1963) These films shine with the hope of a united communist Earth, where no matter what side of the iron curtain you call home we are all joined under the glory of the sky's call.  Chapter 1: Soviet Silents (2:05) Chapter 2: Escape Velocity (14:45) Chapter 3: Venus (30:50)  

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