Space Travel: When Worlds Collide (1951)
As a star and a planet approach the Earth on a certain collision course, a team of scientists works feverishly to construct a rocket they hope will become a space age Noah’s Ark, taking a handful of humans and animals to the new planet to restart civilization, at the very moment of our old world’s spectacular destruction.
Space Travel is part of a summer-long series of family-friendly sci-fi films, presented free throughout the summer, coinciding with the exhibition Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume. Some of these are movies that George Lucas has cited as being his favorites, others are examples of the vast variety of pre-Star Wars fantasy, science fiction and adventure that fired the imaginations of young audiences in the 1950s and earlier. Raised on the infinite possibilities of movies, this was a generation ready to embrace Lucas’s vision. Each feature film will be preceded by one chapter from the three original Flash Gordon serials of the 1930s.
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