History Film / ProjectMoonbase

21st Jun '16 7:07:09 AM MCanter89
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In the futuristic world of 1970 the United States Space Force, having established an orbiting space station, readies a reconnaissance mission to survey the Moon for a future base. The assigned mission commander, Major Moore, is annoyed to find that his co-pilot has been replaced with the more famous Colonel Briteis. Unfortunately the two of them have more serious problems to worry about, as the sinister enemies of Freedom have replaced their photographic specialist with a saboteur who is tasked with destroying the space station. When the imposter is uncovered, his desperate struggle with Moore sends the rocket off course, forcing them to land on the moon, thereby establishing America's first lunar base.

Based on a story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who shares screenwriting credit with Richard Talmadge) this attempt to portray a bold, exciting future of {{Interplanetary Voyage}}s, female presidents and [[ColonyDrop orbiting H-bombs]] is let down by a mediocre plot and what can only be described as a cringe-inducing portrayal of America's first woman in space; Colonel Briteis (not "[[AccidentalMisnaming bright eyes!]]") a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen spoilt, bratty symbol]] of 50's misogyny.

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In the futuristic world of 1970 1970, the United States Space Force, Force -- having established an orbiting space station, station -- readies a reconnaissance mission to survey the Moon for a future base. The assigned mission commander, Major Moore, is annoyed to find that his co-pilot has been replaced with the more famous Colonel Briteis. Unfortunately Unfortunately, the two of them have more serious problems to worry about, as the sinister enemies of Freedom have replaced their photographic specialist with a saboteur who is tasked with destroying the space station. When the imposter is uncovered, his desperate struggle with Moore sends the rocket off course, forcing them to land on the moon, thereby establishing America's first lunar base.

Based on a story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who shares screenwriting credit with Richard Talmadge) Talmadge), this attempt to portray a bold, exciting future of {{Interplanetary Voyage}}s, female presidents presidents, and [[ColonyDrop orbiting H-bombs]] is let down by a mediocre plot and what can only be described as a cringe-inducing portrayal of America's first woman in space; Colonel Briteis (not "[[AccidentalMisnaming bright eyes!]]") a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen spoilt, bratty symbol]] of 50's '50s misogyny.






* CompilationMovie: The film is assembled from several episodes of the never-released TV series ''Ring Around the Moon.''

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* CompilationMovie: The film is assembled from several episodes of the never-released TV series ''Ring Around the Moon.''Moon''.



* HollywoodScience: Averted. Though it does fall victim to TechnologyMarchesOn, there's a [[MundaneDogmatic serious attempt]] to depict the future of space exploration as seen from the 1950's. A streamlined spaceship only takes them up to the space station, where another craft looking similar to the Apollo Lunar Module (though much larger) takes them the rest of the way. There's also ExpoSpeak explanations of space flight and free fall.

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* HollywoodScience: Averted. Though it does fall victim to TechnologyMarchesOn, there's a [[MundaneDogmatic serious attempt]] to depict the future of space exploration as seen from the 1950's.1950s. A streamlined spaceship only takes them up to the space station, where another craft looking similar to the Apollo Lunar Module (though much larger) takes them the rest of the way. There's also ExpoSpeak explanations of space flight and free fall.



* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Moore is virtually ordered to propose to Briteis, because [[ValuesDissonance the public won't accept the implied hanky-panky of two young unmarried people of the opposite sex working in a close environment together for months]]. Fortunately neither of them are averse to the idea.

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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Moore is virtually ordered to propose to Briteis, because [[ValuesDissonance the public won't accept the implied hanky-panky of two young unmarried people of the opposite sex working in a close environment together for months]]. Fortunately Fortunately, neither of them are averse to the idea.



** [[VoodooShark Even though the President (thus commander in chief) is also a woman.]]

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** [[VoodooShark Even though the President (thus commander in chief) commander-in-chief) is also a woman.]]



* SamusIsAGirl: Colonel Briteis is mentioned several times before her entrance [[PronounTrouble without revealing her gender]]. Likewise the President of the United States.

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* SamusIsAGirl: Colonel Briteis is mentioned several times before her entrance [[PronounTrouble without revealing her gender]]. Likewise Likewise, the President of the United States.



* SpaceClothes: Those skullcaps do look silly, even if they do stop your hair floating about in free fall. Briteis' top is also rather tight-fitting, which does [[{{Fanservice}} make up for it]] however.

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* SpaceClothes: Those skullcaps do look silly, even if they do stop your hair floating about in free fall. Briteis' top is also rather tight-fitting, which does [[{{Fanservice}} make up for it]] it]], however.



* {{Zeerust}}: Finned single-stage-to-orbit ShinyLookingSpaceships, saucer-like space stations with artificial gravity, and cordless phones -- which are your standard 1950's black Bakelite phones with a curly aerial.

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* {{Zeerust}}: Finned single-stage-to-orbit ShinyLookingSpaceships, saucer-like space stations with artificial gravity, and cordless phones -- which are your standard 1950's 1950s black Bakelite phones with a curly aerial.
aerial.
3rd Feb '16 3:34:54 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* TheSpymaster: Mr Roundtree

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* TheSpymaster: Mr Mr. Roundtree
3rd Feb '16 3:33:21 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* RoomDisservice: Evil kidnapping communist bellhops.

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* RoomDisservice: Evil kidnapping communist Communist bellhops.
3rd Feb '16 3:31:40 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* EvilIsHammy: Averted; the mysterious Mr. Roundtree is the most bland DiabolicalMastermind imaginable. Then again he is a spy -- maybe it's part of his cover.

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* EvilIsHammy: Averted; the mysterious Mr. Roundtree is the most bland blandest DiabolicalMastermind imaginable. Then again he is a spy -- maybe it's part of his cover.
3rd Feb '16 3:31:08 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* EvilIsHammy: Averted; the mysterious Mr Roundtree is the most bland DiabolicalMastermind imaginable. Then again he is a spy -- maybe it's part of his cover.

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* EvilIsHammy: Averted; the mysterious Mr Mr. Roundtree is the most bland DiabolicalMastermind imaginable. Then again he is a spy -- maybe it's part of his cover.
3rd Feb '16 3:30:27 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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* CompilationMovie: The film is assembled from several episodes of the never-released TV series ''Ring Around the Moon''.
* DirtyCommunists: Well, actually the [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection unnamed "enemies of Freedom"]], but we all know who they're meant to be.

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* CompilationMovie: The film is assembled from several episodes of the never-released TV series ''Ring Around the Moon''.
Moon.''
* DirtyCommunists: Well, actually the [[HammerAndSickleRemovedForYourProtection unnamed "enemies of Freedom"]], Freedom,"]] but we all know who they're meant to be.
15th Sep '15 3:30:18 PM OddHack
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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Moore is virtually ordered to propose to Briteis, because [[ValuesDissonance the public won't accept the implied hanky-panky of two young unmarried people of the opposite sex working in a close environment together for months]]. Fortunately neither of them are adverse to the idea.

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* PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Moore is virtually ordered to propose to Briteis, because [[ValuesDissonance the public won't accept the implied hanky-panky of two young unmarried people of the opposite sex working in a close environment together for months]]. Fortunately neither of them are adverse averse to the idea.
2nd Sep '15 6:57:24 PM nombretomado
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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E09ProjectMoonBase episode recap page]].

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For the ''MysteryScienceTheater3000'' ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' version, please go to the [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S01E09ProjectMoonBase episode recap page]].
5th Jul '14 2:48:21 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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Based on a story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who shares screenwriting credit with Richard Talmadge) this attempt to portray a bold, exciting future of {{Interplanetary Voyage}}s, female presidents and [[ColonyDrop orbiting H-bombs]] is let down by a mediocre plot and what can only be described as a cringe-inducing portrayal of America's first woman in space; Colonel Briteis (not "[[AccidentalMisnaming bright eyes!]]") a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen spoilt, bratty symbol]] of 50's misogyny. Trivia/ProjectMoonbase

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Based on a story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who shares screenwriting credit with Richard Talmadge) this attempt to portray a bold, exciting future of {{Interplanetary Voyage}}s, female presidents and [[ColonyDrop orbiting H-bombs]] is let down by a mediocre plot and what can only be described as a cringe-inducing portrayal of America's first woman in space; Colonel Briteis (not "[[AccidentalMisnaming bright eyes!]]") a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen spoilt, bratty symbol]] of 50's misogyny. Trivia/ProjectMoonbase
misogyny.
5th Jul '14 2:47:22 AM KentuckyTroper1990
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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes sir, that tush ''is'' very spankable...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yes sir, that tush ''is'' very spankable...]]
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Based on a story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who shares screenwriting credit with Richard Talmadge) this attempt to portray a bold, exciting future of {{Interplanetary Voyage}}s, female presidents and [[ColonyDrop orbiting H-bombs]] is let down by a mediocre plot and what can only be described as a cringe-inducing portrayal of America's first woman in space; Colonel Briteis (not "[[AccidentalMisnaming bright eyes!]]") a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen spoilt, bratty symbol]] of 50's misogyny.

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Based on a story by Creator/RobertAHeinlein (who shares screenwriting credit with Richard Talmadge) this attempt to portray a bold, exciting future of {{Interplanetary Voyage}}s, female presidents and [[ColonyDrop orbiting H-bombs]] is let down by a mediocre plot and what can only be described as a cringe-inducing portrayal of America's first woman in space; Colonel Briteis (not "[[AccidentalMisnaming bright eyes!]]") a [[GodSaveUsFromTheQueen spoilt, bratty symbol]] of 50's misogyny.
misogyny. Trivia/ProjectMoonbase



* HeyItsThatGuy: [[IDreamOfJeannie Dr. Bellows]] is General Greene.



* PropRecycling: The sets and costumes were used simultaneously on another production, the sci-fi BMovie ''CatwomenOfTheMoon''.



* TechnologyMarchesOn: The idea that women would have to be used for the space program because of weight restrictions led to the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_13 testing of several female pilots as potential astronauts]]. Advances in rocketry and political opposition soon killed this idea.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Many of the Heinlein "juveniles" would have made stirring space adventures; certainly much better than [[AttackOfTheKillerWhatever Attack Of The]] BMovie [[AlienInvasion From Outer Space]] plots ripped off from {{Pulp Magazine}}s. Unfortunately, apart from his contributions to ''DestinationMoon'' (1950), this was the closest Hollywood ever got to adapting Heinlein's work for the screen.
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