What no "Apollo 13"?
July 5, 2016 9:49 AM   Subscribe

What no "Apollo 13"? The Complete List of Movies and TV Shows on the International Space Station. Spoilers, at least they had "Alien"
posted by ShawnString (32 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Netflix just needs to construct a dedicated network of uplink stations around the world and they'll be all set.
posted by figurant at 9:53 AM on July 5, 2016


For the titles where there have been multiple versions, there is a date afterwards to clarify (e.g. Moulin Rouge (2001), or Godzilla (2014)). I am pondering without enlightenment when besides 1978 there was a movie called Animal House.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:58 AM on July 5, 2016


Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain Phillips

this is not the movie i recall viewing....
posted by jeribus at 10:01 AM on July 5, 2016


Also concerned about the lack of MST3K. Get on it Mads! We live in the future! (next Sunday A.D.)
posted by jeribus at 10:05 AM on July 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


2 Fast 2 Furious but no other movie from the F&F Franchise? Man, I'd hate to be an astronaut right now.
posted by bigendian at 10:12 AM on July 5, 2016


Man, I'd hate to be an astronaut right now.

is vin diesel gonna fly up to the ISS and fight them? that seems out of character for such a nice guy.
posted by poffin boffin at 10:15 AM on July 5, 2016


I'm guessing that a lot of the older titles (for example: Casablaca, Duck Soup, the various John Wayne movies) were probably selected as some sort of 'starter pack' when they first got the capability to show movies in the Space Station, and most of the newer titles were just "let's send 'em a variety of stuff: somebody'll like it".

But some of it.... well that's probably where we get into individual astronauts making specific requests. And I'd love to know who requested Absolutely Fabulous (Series 1-3), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang or Mythbusters (Seasons 1-7).

(And really guys, I understand the full roster of Star Treks and Star Wars, but no love for The Day the Earth Stood Still?!?)
posted by easily confused at 10:23 AM on July 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ctrl+F: And there's Terminator 2! I used to stay somewhere pretty remote (literally a mountaintop) and we would watch T2 at least 1-2 times a week. Because it was either that or The Doors and none of us could make it through The Doors more than once.

And they have Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but no World's End?
posted by mochapickle at 10:26 AM on July 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


And they have Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but no World's End?

Well, they do have Paul to keep the Frost-Pegg quotient up.
posted by hangashore at 10:37 AM on July 5, 2016


But... but... Cornetto? You need the set!
posted by mochapickle at 10:38 AM on July 5, 2016 [4 favorites]


No Solaris? It is the International Space Station, after all.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:39 AM on July 5, 2016


Looks like if I want to see Conquest of the Planet of the Apes I'll have to find a way to get my butt on the ISS.
posted by mazola at 10:44 AM on July 5, 2016


Cmd + F and didn't find The Martian, which is surprising.
posted by zuhl at 10:46 AM on July 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


I am pondering without enlightenment when besides 1978 there was a movie called Animal House.

Ponder no longer!
posted by The Tensor at 10:47 AM on July 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


And they have Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but no World's End?

I enjoyed the hell out of those first two films, but if I had a colleague who insisted on watching World's End more than once then one of us is going out the air hatch.
posted by dances with hamsters at 11:10 AM on July 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


ISS astronauts watching Gravity is like Disney cruise passengers watching Titanic or Jesus watching The Last Temptation of Christ.

Hey, a movie marathon of all the _Thing_ movies is a tradition as winter closes in at the South Pole Station. Some people are harder core than others.
posted by tavella at 11:19 AM on July 5, 2016 [5 favorites]


World's End is a film I really enjoyed, more than any other film I have ever seen it seemed to be a comedy based in the experiences of someone exactly like me, ie white, British, born early 70s, schooled in the UK. It is much more narrow than its Cornetto predecessors, bizarrely narrow really. It basically may have been ideal for Tim Peake, but he came down 2 weeks ago, so no hurry now.

What is Blazing Saddles Blended?
posted by biffa at 11:26 AM on July 5, 2016


if I had a colleague who insisted on watching World's End more than once then one of us is going out the air hatch.

I've seen it twice now. It was better the second time.
posted by not that girl at 11:33 AM on July 5, 2016


Only Firefly Season 1? What about the other seasons of... oh yeah, never mind.

I guess it is shorter than writing out "The Complete Series"
posted by Badgermann at 11:33 AM on July 5, 2016


At $43.50 per DVD to orbit ($2719/kg, avg DVD weights 16 grams) that's pretty spendy entertainment, although putting them on SD cards would cost very little to launch. (I wonder if NASA has done the math on the cost of fighting MPAA space lawyers vs. ripping/torrenting the DVDs.)
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 12:19 PM on July 5, 2016 [3 favorites]


Only thing I can find for 'Blazing Saddles Blended' is T-shirts, in a cotton/polyester blend. Certainly can't find any movie by that name.
posted by easily confused at 12:54 PM on July 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm curious in what the Russians think of the movie The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming!
posted by njohnson23 at 12:57 PM on July 5, 2016


The Russians Are Coming seems to be in pretty poor taste, given who occupies most of the ISS and is responsible for getting everyone on and off it safely....
posted by miyabo at 1:18 PM on July 5, 2016


1941

Seven hells.
posted by The Tensor at 1:19 PM on July 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


Some of the selections seemed designed on nights when it's my turn dammit to pick the movie -- like the announcement of the title will be followed with cackling and groans.
posted by wenestvedt at 3:33 PM on July 5, 2016


Forget movies, how are they able to catch up with the latest serial dramas from television's Golden AgeĀ©?
posted by Apocryphon at 3:51 PM on July 5, 2016


The Russians Are Coming seems to be in pretty poor taste, given who occupies most of the ISS and is responsible for getting everyone on and off it safely....

EMERGENCY! EVERYBODY TO GET FROM STATION!
posted by ricochet biscuit at 3:58 PM on July 5, 2016 [2 favorites]


Hey, a movie marathon of all the _Thing_ movies is a tradition as winter closes in at the South Pole Station. Some people are harder core than others.

I saw The Abyss on a SSBN patrol.
posted by ctmf at 7:06 PM on July 5, 2016 [3 favorites]


And The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!, as well as being a near perfectly structured comedy with some great performances, is a great story of overcoming differences in pursuit of a goal.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:18 PM on July 5, 2016


How ugly an American do you have to be to fly to space, touch the hand of God, and decide you'd rather watch a movie? What next, surface to orbit McDonalds launchers?

freeze dried space hamburger
posted by mccarty.tim at 2:07 PM on July 6, 2016


That seems like a very strange take on it. They are up there for months at a time; even the most devout lover of the cosmos will sometimes want to do things other than work, sleep, and stare out the cupola.
posted by tavella at 2:24 PM on July 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Blazing Saddles Blended
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain Phillips


Looks like Gizmodo needs to invest in a keyboard with a working Enter key.
posted by Galaxor Nebulon at 9:00 AM on July 7, 2016


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