The Shape of Things to Come

Film, Science fiction

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.


Release details

98 mins

Cast and crew

George McCowan
Martin Lager
Jack Palance
Carol Lynley
Barry Morse
John Ireland
Nicholas Campbell
Eddie Benton
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