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Space Station 3D (2002)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 19 April 2002 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Tom Cruise ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Arnold James Arnold ... Himself
Michael J. Bloomfield Michael J. Bloomfield ... Himself (Pilot, STS-97)
Robert D. Cabana Robert D. Cabana ... Himself (Commander, STS-88)
Leroy Chiao Leroy Chiao ... Himself
Kenneth D. Cockrell Kenneth D. Cockrell ... Himself
Robert L. Curbeam Jr. Robert L. Curbeam Jr. ... Himself
Brian Duffy Brian Duffy ... Himself (Commander, STS-92)
Marc Garneau ... Himself (Mission Specialist, STS-97)
Michael L. Gernhardt Michael L. Gernhardt ... Himself (Mission Specialist, STS-104)
Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko ... Himself (Soyuz Commander, Expedition One)
Umberto Guidoni Umberto Guidoni ... Himself
Chris Hadfield ... Himself
Susan Helms Susan Helms ... Herself (Expedition Two Flight Engineer)
Susan J. Helms Susan J. Helms ... Herself


The first 3D live-action film to be shot in space. Using advanced 3D-technology, the film depicts the greatest engineering happening since a man landed on the Moon in 1969. Amongst these is the on-orbit assembly of the International Space Station as it travels 220 miles above the Earth at the speed of 17,500 mph. The film also has included sequences that portray the force of a rocket launch, as well as a look into the depths of space. You will experience life in zero gravity, and accompany the astronauts on a space walk. The film was an immense success in theaters in 2002, and is the highest grossing film ever not release in more than 100 theaters at the same time. Written by OJT

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A Select Few Have Been Aboard... Now It's Your Turn!




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Release Date:

19 April 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Station See more »

Filming Locations:

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$489,488, 21 April 2002

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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1.44 : 1
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16 September 2002 | by dpbsmithSee all my reviews

I'm sort of a fan of wide-screen processes and visual spectacle. And, lately, I've been disappointed. Up until "Space Station 3D," the two most spectacular visual experiences I've had in my life were "This Is Cinerama" (in the early fifties) and "2001: A Space Odyssey" (on its first run, in New York.)

I've seen "2001" several times since, hoping to capture the same thrill I did on its first run, but the visual spectacle was just not there in 35mm prints. Last year I saw a 70mm print of it at the Coolidge in Boston, and was very disappointed--I don't know what was wrong, but the focus was not good, and the deep, pitch-black, back-velvet sky I remembered in the original was washed out.

I've seen many IMAX films, many of them quite good--"Everest" being one of the best--but there is usually too much material in it that is just blown-up 35mm.

Oh, and I saw "Kiss Me, Kate" and "Miss Sadie Thompson" in lovingly restored 3D at a revival in Palo Alto, and while it was a blast, basically the 3D felt just as gimmicky as you'd expect.

OK. Space Station 3D is sharp, clear, all IMAX. The three-dimensional effect is totally convincing and natural. Like "2001," you can look AROUND at the things YOU are interested in instead of what the camera happens to be pointed at. I've never before had such a compelling sensation of "actually being there." Oddly enough, some of the most intense moments for me was not the scenes in space, but the scenes where astronauts and cosmonauts are simply walking around the Baikonur complex.

This film recaptured for me the sense of "being in space" that I had the first time I saw "2001."

This is just one sensational film and is well worth going out of your way to see. It delivers fully on the IMAX promise in every way.

(And I suggest that everyone make a point of seeing real IMAX while we can, as I have an uncomfortable feeling that IMAX is in the process of sinking into the mire of enhanced 35mm blowups).

I saw Cinerama in the early fifties, "2001" in the late sixties... I've had to wait over three decades to see something as spectacular. Go see it while you can. If 35 mm blowups and video "cinema" take over, it may be another three decades before we get anything like this again.

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