Moon Zero Two

Visible crew/equipment: In several scenes there are rectangular arrays of studio lamps visible, reflected in the actors' space helmets.

Factual error: Bill Kempt rigs the sapphire asteroid with rocket motors to divert it toward the Moon. The motors are old and cranky, and to ensure that they fire on time he must, at some risk, lash himself to the rock and manually start the ignition. Upon lighting the engines he has several seconds to cut himself free, but in the scene he's shown swinging weightlessly as he snips the cable. If the asteroid is accelerating, he ought not to be weightless, but rather should be hanging behind the rock on his tether.

Factual error: When Kempt disables the artificial gravity in the nightclub (to put his adversary at a disadvantage in the ensuing brawl), everything in the room is suddenly suddenly subject to the Moon's natural 1/6g. During the subsequent chaos there's a shot of a lady with her beverage dangling in mid-air. But even in 1/6g objects don't just float in place; they fall very definitely.

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Trivia: Moon Zero Two is one of only three movies (of which I'm aware) that portray the vacuum of space as being non-acoustical: there are no sound effects laid in for the "outdoor" scenes. The other two flicks are 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Destination Moon.

Clem: It's funny to think, though... With no air out there nobody can just open up a window.

2nd Officer: If you're Moon 02, I wish you would sell that thing along with all the other space rubbish you collect.

Clem: All space travel is just a big way of getting out of the house on a Saturday evening.
Kemp: Well, if you don't have anything better to do.

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