Trivia, fun facts and more for the 1985 Sci-Fi
movie starring Mathilda May, Peter Firth, Steve Railsback et al.
Contributed by: Mark Herbert
The french actress, Mathilda May, who plays the space-girl was last seen as Richard Gere's ex in 1997's The Jackal. Incidentally, she still looks fabulous!
If you want to see more of Mathilda May, (and who wouldn't!), try Spanish film maker Bigas Luna's 1994 film "La Teta y la luna" ("The breast and the Moon"), which is good fun.
Peter Firth is probably best known for starring as Alan Strang in the London stage version of Equus in 1973 and later on Broadway. He then went on to reprise the role in the film version in 1977.
The character of Dr Hans Fallada gets his name from a classic German novelist who died in 1947.
If anyone knows why the death obsessed doctor got his name from this German writer, please press the update button...
Steve Railsback, Colonel Carlsen, played the crazy rocket fuel tanker driver in the '88 film "Armed and Dangerous".
Fallada, played by Frank Finlay, best known in the UK for his appearance in the 1976 TV serial "Bouquet of Barbed Wire", can also be seen in Roman Polanski's Oscar winning film "The Pianist".
Peter Firth, who played Caine, is perhaps best known for his earlier performance in 1979 as Angel Clare, alongside Nastassja Kinski, in "Tess", another Polanski film from Thomas Hardy's novel.
Contributed by: Phantom Planet
Peter Firth also appeared in the straight-to-video thriller, "Chill Factor" in which he played the villain pursuing Skeet Ulrich and Cuba Gooding Jr.
, Sir Percy, appeared in the excellent "Space:1999" episode "Mission of the Darians" as well as memorably in the last episode of Douglas Adams' BBC comedy serial "The Hitch-hiker's Guide to the Galaxy".
appeared as "Light" in the last ever BBC made "Dr. Who" serial "Ghost Light" and, staying with connections to "Dr. Who", Elizabeth Morton, who appears early on in the film aboard the shuttle Churchill, is the partner of the fifth actor to play The Doctor, Peter Davison.
Contributed by: Simon Collins
The first male vampire to be killed was Mick Jagger's brother, Chris Jagger!