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Douglas Trumbull’s ecological sci-fi, eulogised by Mark Kermode as the best science fiction film ever made.
Science Fiction 1972 89 mins
Director: Douglas Trumbull
Special effects maestro Douglas Trumbull’s directorial debut is this environmentally conscious sci-fi, eulogised by Mark Kermode as the best science fiction film ever made. Bruce Dern plays a botanist astronaut aboard the Valley Forge, a space station containing vast greenhouses that house a wealth of plant-life, awaiting the call to return and reforest a decimated planet earth.
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