Here’s a clip from “Ikarie XB 1,” a Soviet-era sci-fi flick from Czechoslovakia in 1963, in which cosmonauts explore a derelict space station. I’m watching it now. It’s gorgeous. I want a copy of this—and I can have one, it seems, from XploitedCinema.com. ($30, but it’s in PAL.) I would also like my apartment to look like these sets. I’l get to work on that.
From the Youtube description:
The film is generally apolitical, except for this remarkable scene, in which the explorers enter a derelict 20th Century space craft, littered with evidence of capitalist immorality. The visuals are striking. Corpses of tuxedo-clad, gambling westerners, their bodies preserved by open vacuum. The crew killed by their own chemical hand-weapons as they fought over dwindling oxygen. The ship laden with nuclear weapons — still active after centuries.
Exploring derelict space ship in rare Soviet-style SF film [Youtube] (Thanks, Brownlee!)