Turner Classic Movies will be playing another Stephen Boyd flick this weekend! FANTASTIC VOYAGE will air this Saturday night in honor of Oscar Month – FAVORITE ‘60S VISUAL EFFECTS WINNER
I alway love to see when FANTASTIC VOYAGE gets a little love. It is such an amazing science fiction movie! And seeing Stephen Boyd in that splendidly form-fitting zippered white wet-suit is always worthwhile as well. Yes, my heart skips a beat!
Such a great cast too, with Donald Pleasence, Edmund O’Brien, Arthur Kennedy and up-and-coming sex symbol Raquel Welch!
It’s somewhat surprising that one of the more family-friendly offerings of the shrunken down genre, would be among the most serious. Decades after its 1966 release, Fantastic Voyage has been echoed in films like Innerspace and an unforgettable episode of The Magic School Bus. Nonetheless, it still stands out as the best shrunken-down mission into the human body. With a compelling narrative adventure and a colourful aesthetic composition, Fantastic Voyage is the perfect intersection of science-fiction and anxiety-symbology, making it the all-time shrink-down classic.