Best sky-centric movies and TV shows of all time. Yes, ‘Star Trek’ makes the cut
André Bormanis, co-executive producer and writer for the Fox/Hulu series “The Orville” and consulting producer on National Geographic’s “Cosmos,” picks the following five films:
1. “2001: A Space Odyssey.” This 1968 Stanley Kubrick film is “one of the most realistic depictions of space travel in our solar system,” Bormanis said.
2. “Apollo 13.” This 1995 film, directed by Ron Howard, is “a re-enactment of the flight of the third mission to send men to the surface of the moon, which nearly ended in tragedy.”
3. “The Martian.” This 2015 film by Ridley Scott is “a very good, scientifically credible story about one man’s attempt to survive being stranded on Mars.”
5. “Star Trek,” the original 1966-69 series, created by Gene Roddenberry. “Fifty-plus years later, they really still hold up. And the special effects were redone for high-definition television standards a few years ago.” If your cable company carries the MeTV network, which specializes in Boomer reruns, you can find original “Star Trek” episodes at 10 on Saturday nights.
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