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The Shape of Things to Come

  • Film

Time Out says

Somewhere deep in hype-space, the crew of the spaceship Starstreak ponder over the fact that once they were almost stars, and continue the seemingly never-ending search for their script, lost in the black hole of the Star Wars boom. 'Man's future is limited only by his imagination', the scientist says; and films only by his greed, the audience sighs. HG Wells' novel was filmed in 1936 as Things to Come, with brilliant set designs by William Cameron Menzies and a script in part by Wells himself, full of (admittedly often half-digested) ideas. Masquerading under the original title, but set 50 years later and providing its own risibly inept plot, this is the unacceptable face of exploitation.
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Release Details

  • Duration:98 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:George McCowan
  • Screenwriter:Martin Lager
  • Cast:
    • Jack Palance
    • Carol Lynley
    • Barry Morse
    • John Ireland
    • Nicholas Campbell
    • Eddie Benton
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