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  • The First Men in the Moon (2010)
  • TV Movie | 88 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
The First Men in the Moon (2010)
TV Movie | 88 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

In 1969, the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that, in 1909, as a struggling writer, he met eccentric Professor...See moreIn 1969, the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that, in 1909, as a struggling writer, he met eccentric Professor Cavor, inventor of Cavorite, a gravity-defying substance which they used to build a sphere, which took them to the Moon. Captured by ant-like Selenites, Bedford was anxious to make his escape but Cavor was happy to stay and communicate with the Moon-dwellers. Back on Earth, Bedford hears via wireless that Cavor was forced to kill himself and the Moon-dwellers to prevent them from invading Earth. As Jim watches the Apollo landing with his parents, he sees a Selenite, hiding behind a lunar rock, peering at the astronauts. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Mark Gatiss (screenplay) | H.G. Wells (novel)
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Release date
Oct 19, 2010 (United Kingdom)

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19 cast members
Name Known for
Rory Kinnear
Bedford Bedford   See fewer
Julia Deakin
Mrs. Fitt Mrs. Fitt   See fewer
Lee Ingleby
Chessocks Chessocks   See fewer
Philip Jackson
Grand Lunar (voice) Grand Lunar (voice)   See fewer
Ian Hallard
Phi-Oo (voice) Phi-Oo (voice)   See fewer
Bunsen
Faraday Faraday   See fewer
Jayne Dickinson
Comet Girl (uncredited) Comet Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Vanessa Havell
Comet Girl (uncredited) Comet Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Hawkyard
Selenite (uncredited) Selenite (uncredited)   See fewer
Robert Judd
Selenite (uncredited) Selenite (uncredited)   See fewer
Matt Odell
Selenite (uncredited) Selenite (uncredited)   See fewer
Richard Rosson
Selenite (uncredited) Selenite (uncredited)   See fewer
Charlie Ryall
Stallholder (uncredited) Stallholder (uncredited)   See fewer
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