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It was hard to watch this live in 2005 without anxiety for the horrors of a live production. Looking at it again in November 2006 it is remarkably impressive. The acting is first rate and the direction is very much more subtle and sophisticated than any old 50s 0r 60s live shows. The cutting, angles, close ups are very well timed and must have added even more pressure on the cast.
Seeing it again I wasn't worried by the absence of a creature at the end - which had been a very succesful feature in 1953 but would be hard to get right now.
The look of the production is deliberately kharki green and it al lhas a very distinctive feel given a smooth pacing by the live production. The oddest side of it is the retro look. It is, after all, an adaptation (often word for word) of the 1953 script and it can't be brought completely up to date. It's not clear in this alternative reality if there has been other space exploration. The point of this trip is that it has gone far further than people have ever travelled- no one has gone further than the moon even now.
Full credit for producing something so unusual, seriously made and with its own strange beauty.