JG Ballard's Thirteen to Centaurus (BBC 1965)

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JG Ballard's Thirteen to Centaurus (BBC 1965)

Postby racine on Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:19 am

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Out of the Unknown - Thirteen to Centaurus - BBC 1965


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Thirteen to Centaurus, based on JG Ballard's story of the same name, formed the 11th story in the debut season of Out of the Unknown. The series was the brainchild of the legendary Sydney Newman, who had attempted a similar programme, Out of this World, while working at ABC. The show had failed, but the artistic remit of the newly created BBC Two presented a chance to refine the concept of creating one-off science fiction dramas under an umbrella title, each dealing with different characters and situations.

The drama is set in a man-made world known as the Station, where humans have had their memories of Earth artificially erased. One exception is Doctor Francis who becomes interested in a boy called Abel, born within this weird community. The youngster begins to ask question about their world, and although aware that his presence may prove problematic, the doctor is curious regarding the working of his mind and imagination. However, this random factor will have inevitable, unforeseen consequences. It remains a typical Ballard piece with its interest in outsiders and psychology and its use of science fiction to investigate elements of contemporary society.

(Taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/cinema/fea ... urus.shtml)


TV-rip
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Name.........: Out of the Unknown - Thirteen to Centaurus - BBC 1965.avi
Filesize.....: 350 MB (or 358,710 KB or 367,319,040 bytes)
Runtime......: 00:59:27 (89,184 fr)
Video Codec..: DivX 5.0
Video Bitrate: 683 kb/s
Audio Codec..: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 132 kb/s (66/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90.°
Frame Size...: 416x320 (1.30:1) [=13:10]

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Postby MyK on Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:16 am

Thanks Racine! Being a huge fan of Ballard's work this should be a feast for my mind and soul. Will share it with release priority for as long as possible-- Say, any chance of getting the complete "Out of the unknown" series?
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Postby racine on Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:26 am

MyK wrote:T Say, any chance of getting the complete "Out of the unknown" series?
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I got this one from a private BT site. Perhaps they'll post more. If so, I'll release them here.
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Postby Morbius on Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:44 am

I've had this on my PC since last year, but only just got around to watching it. It's a shame that there's nothing like this on TV anymore. And oddly it seems far more relevant now than anyone could have imagined at the time.

I'm sharing it for anyone that missed it before.
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Postby spudthedestroyer on Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:29 pm

missed this, thanks for the bump :)
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Postby racine on Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:21 am

I'll soon post eight more episodes of Out of the Unknown.
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