Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Steam Trek: The Moving Picture (1994)

There is a great deal of fun in reimagining modern Science Fiction in a Scientific Romance setting, be it everything from Transformers in the form of steam trains, "Steampunk" Star Wars or a multitude of different versions of Star Trek. We participated in one such version, the online Steam Trek role-playing game. A decade prior to that (and much without our knowledge), the Ad Hoc Film Society made their own version of Steam Trek in the fashion of a slapstick, Georges Méliès style silent film. There is much to recommend about it - including the fantastic riverboat Isambard with a rope ladder instead of transporters - and more information can be found on their blog.

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