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Old 13th Aug 2017, 00:39   #1 (permalink)
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Capsule - British Indie film

Watched a clever little film last night.
Capsule by Andrew Martin.
Lots of negative reviews and the middle is overwrought but some nice touches.
Premise that Britain secretly launched a man from Woomera in the 50's.
Mission control is Fylingdales... hah hah.
Guy's helmet and the interior of the Hermes are very 1950s Lightning/V-Bomber.
Suitably paranoid Russians and Americans on coms... and glorious British failure, with a nice little twist at the end.
Worth a watch I reckon.
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Have you read Prospero One by Stephen Baxter & Simon Bradshaw?

Theres another short story in the same parallel time line featuring one of the characters but I can't remember the name and can't find any reference.
In that he becomes the first Briton in space and then on the moon.
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Just read it now.
Chilling.
What might have been...!
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