From Metropolis to the pre-Technicolor Oz, take a fantastical journey through the wildest frontiers of the silent films of the silver screen. Ancient Rockets brings you the earliest (and cheesiest) special effects, the best and worst directors, the tour de forces and the utter trainwrecks. Forty-nine cinematic odysseys will take you on A Trip to the Moon and 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea, swinging upon jungle vines with Tarzan and into the terrifying laboratory of Dr. Frankenstein, from The Adventures of Prince Achmed all the way to Modern Times. These are the pinnacles and the pitfalls of science fictionas silent movies as affectionately viewed by Kage Baker (the Company series) with acerbic wit and historical acumen. Ancient Rockets presents the mad scientists, terrifying fiends, flimsy plots, and glorious landscapes that have inspired generations of fans and filmmakers alike.Now we move to Christmas Present, with avisions of what the misera#39;s wealth could do.a Here comes the Spirit of Christmas with a big parade horn full of glitter, showing Scrooge the Christmas dinner the Cratchit family could be ... before the Spirit of Christmas returns, looking absolutely ridiculous with a thing like a bridea#39;s veil draped over his head, to show Scrooge solemn and awful visions of the future.
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