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(The Visitors) is a Czechoslovak sci-fi TV series filmed between 1981 and 1983 by Czech director Jind?ich Polák. The 15 parts were co-produced with television-companies of the Federal Republic of Germany (West-Germany at that time), Switzerland and France. As an additional 16th part for Germany a "Making Of" was produced under the title "Besuch bei den Besuchern" (Visiting the Visitors). In West-Germany the series got the title Die Besucher (The Visitors), in theGerman Democratic Republic it was called Expedition Adam 84.   source: wiki ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Visitors AKA Návstevníci  Czech Science-Fiction Series 1983 Directed By Jindrich Polák  Animation By Jan Svankmajer  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165019 Original Subtitles By Weekend Pirate And Revised By Kosmikino Further Translation Help By Captain Robau   From the late Czech director who created two of the seminal 'Eastern Bloc' science-fiction films, the 1962 'Icarus XB 1' deep space journey and the 1977 cult time-travel classic 'Tomorrow I'll Wake Up And Scald Myself With Tea', comes this fifteen part science-fiction Czech television series complete with a wonderful eighties electronic space disco soundtrack by the late Karel Svoboda and some great experimental stop-motion animation and "creature" creations from Jan Svankmajer.   For "western" eyes, 'The Visitors', still has that strange uncanny sense of "Otherness" in the way it depicts the future, compared to say Space 1999, Logan's Run or Blakes 7 which feel completely of their time when viewed from our current perspective.    source: kosmikino   Part One - Earth In The Year 2484 (turn on the Youtube captions function for English subtitles) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mVjilBj-hQ     SPOILER PLOT EPISODE  1:   In part one, the 'Central Brain of Humanity' , a living artificial intelligence system picks up a mysterious object hurtling towards Earth from deep space. While the computer calculates a near miss, its gravitational pull will be enough to knock Earth off its trajectory. A meeting by the 'World Council' is called, comprised of the "Land Council" and the "Sea Council", with a nod to the late John C Lilly, the latter represents the dolphins and other sentient sea life.  A decision is made to create two alternative plans, the first involves a mass movement of the Earth's inhabitants to safer zones on the planet and possibly evacuation to the moon, The second plan involves a time travel journey back to 1984 to retrieve notebooks lost in a fire, its contents are said to include calculations to turn the entire planet into a navigable spaceship. Members of the World Council voice objections…

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Photo found over at Cinema of the World community in Facebook land from the current protests.    More photos from the…

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