An unsold British sci-fi pilot by director Arthur Provis with crazy sets and costumes-- extremely entertaining!
Curated by The Sadnesses
Total Runtime: 0:25:18
The Solarnauts was an unaired TV pilot about some kind of Starfleet-esque organization that patrols the solar system. Overall it's quite a lovely thing, if this was a full length movie I would probably love it as much as Bava's Planet of the Vampires, if it was picked up for a TV show I could see it being adored as much as the original Star Trek was, maybe less if they hadn't gone down the morality play direction. I wish there was more because there is so much to love in this pilot, just a small perfect little sci-fi movie that leaves you with a smile on your face.
The series is one of those old outer space adventures reminiscent of American sci-fi movies from the 1950s, same kind of goofy acting and oddly named gadgets, cool model work and silly fight scenes. The colours are vivid, the camera moves fluidly, the costumes are my personal favourite.Well, here's an oddity! An unsold pilot for a proposed 1967 sci-fi actioner out of the UK. Eye-popping costumes and sets belie an overall cheesy but charming tone. Cast of familiar but un-nameable Brit character actors, only Bond-Girl Martine Beswick and a very young Derek Fowlds stand out. Beware of LOGIK! You have been warned...