It’s been 50 years since Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek The Original Series landed. In the words of Captain Kirk, “. . . a dream that became a reality and spread throughout the stars.”
To join in this celebration, Beaches|life Movie Pics look to the stars, or more accurately, travel to the stars. Who hasn’t thought about jumping into a rocket ship and taking off to the great unknown?
Well, we can’t make those dreams come true, but we can certainly help your imagination get you there.
Forbidden Planet (1956) Dir. Fred M. Wilcox; Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Dir. Stanley Kubrick; Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) Dir. Nicholas Meyer; William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley
The Right Stuff (1983) Dir. Philip Kaufman; Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris
Spaceballs (1987) Dir. Mel Brooks; Mel Brooks, John Candy, Rick Moranis, Bill Pullman
Apollo 13 (1995) Dir. Ron Howard; Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
Contact (1997) Dir. Robert Zemeckis; Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt
Gravity (2013) Dir. Alfonso Cuaron; Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Ed Harris
Interstellar (2014) Dir. Christopher Nolan; Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain
The Martian (2015) Dir. Ridley Scott; Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig