The Wild Blue Yonder

Synopsis: An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.
Genre: Sci-Fi
Director(s): Werner Herzog
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
80 min

toxic waste outfits for the men,

even the truck was sealed in plastic.

They had a hunch that something

dangerous might be lurking.

What they didn't know was that it

came from our planet.

It was one of our probes we sent

ahead of our armade.

But there was microbic life

attached to it.

Life that was unknown on planet Earth.

And what they also didn't know

was that while they filmed this here

something was seeping out.

Invisible. Secret.

Potentionally lethal.

Seeping into the few patches of bare skin.

And these scientsts would

carry it out into the world.

They scrambled the quarantine

and they barely succeeded

And there was panic.

So they hatched the secret plot.

They sent out a group of astronauts.

Their mission:
find a hospitable place

out there for human habitation.

Like something, anything

that could be the alternative to Earth.

The astronauts were told that

the mission would extend

to the boundaries of our solar system.

But noone could have foretold them

larger, more ominous voyage have they had.

It would turn out to be some sort of

a one-way ticket.

And this is the film record transmitted

back to Mission Control.

It has been kept locked away

all these years.

As time dragged on they were

still cautiously orbiting planet Earth

The mission was going nowhere.

They needed a way to reach further.

The ground crew encouraged this

even thought the spread

of the alien microbes turned out

to be not such a big deal.

It was mostly contained.

Still. They wanted the

astronauts to keep going.

To find the safe heaven

just in case.

They were in for a rude awakening.

They didn't know how

hostile it was out there.

See, I could've told them.

I know all about it.

The astronauts decided

to send out a space probe

to explore the outer fringes

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Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog (German: [ˈvɛɐ̯nɐ ˈhɛɐ̯tsoːk]; born 5 September 1942) is a German screenwriter, film director, author, actor, and opera director. Herzog is a figure of the New German Cinema, along with Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Margarethe von Trotta, Volker Schlöndorff, Werner Schröter, and Wim Wenders. Herzog's films often feature ambitious protagonists with impossible dreams, people with unique talents in obscure fields, or individuals who are in conflict with nature.French filmmaker François Truffaut once called Herzog "the most important film director alive." American film critic Roger Ebert said that Herzog "has never created a single film that is compromised, shameful, made for pragmatic reasons, or uninteresting. Even his failures are spectacular." He was named one of the world's 100 most influential people by Time magazine in 2009. more…

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