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When Worlds Collide Review


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The granddaddy of apocalypse sci-fi is When Worlds Collide, which gives us not one but two foreign bodies (a planet and a star) on a direct collision course for earth. The first will graze us, wreaking havoc with the weather, but the second will smash us to bits.

A plan is hatched to build a latter-day Noah's Ark, taking 40 or so people from Earth to the first planet, after it has passed us by and before the second one hits. But who will get to ride the rocket to safety? And how will those who are left behind react to their imminent doom? And isn't it amazing that that first planet can support human life? And how did they get all these B actors together in one place?

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When Worlds Collide Review


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At the bottom of the barrel of disaster movies rests When Worlds Collide, which gives us not one but two planets on a direct collision course for earth. The first will graze us, wreaking havoc with the weather, but the second will smash us to bits.

A plan is hatched to build a latter-day Noah's Ark, taking 40 or so people from Earth to the first planet, after it has passed us by and before the second one hits. But who will get to ride the rocket to safety? And how will those who are left behind react to their imminent doom? And isn't it amazing that that first planet can support human life? And how did they get all these B actors together in one place?

Continue reading: When Worlds Collide Review

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