Theme Month! September 2019: Silent Science Fiction

I am quite tickled about this particular theme because in addition to loving silent films, I am a huge science fiction fan, lifetime Trekkie, the lot. This month will be candy to me, basically.

The roots of sci-fi films are found in the silent era, of course, and I am not just talking about Metropolis. No, we have to go to France, Denmark, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, among other nations, and we need to dig all the way back to the very beginnings of motion pictures.

All of my choices this month are on the oddball side and I consider them to be a reasonably deep cut of silent sci-fi but I know we will have a wonderful time discussing these pictures. I won’t give away the selections but I will say that nothing German is scheduled.

In the meantime, here are the silent sci-fi reviews I have already published over the years in chronological order.

The X-Rays (1897, UK)

A Trip to the Moon (1902, France)

The Inventor Crazybrains and His Wonderful Airship (1905, France)

The ‘?’ Motorist (1906, UK)

An Excursion to the Moon (1908, France)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916, USA)

Himmelskibet (1918, Denmark)

The Crazy Ray (1923, France)

Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924, USSR)

The Lost World (1925, USA)

Felix the Cat Trifles with Time (1925, USA)

The Chess Player (1927, France)


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