List of films featuring space stations

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There is a body of films that feature space stations. Science fiction films have featured fictional space stations, while documentaries have featured the real-life space stations like International Space Station and Mir.

List of films[edit]

Film Year Space Station Ref.
2001: A Space Odyssey 1968 Space Station V [1]
Aliens 1986 Gateway Station [2]
Armageddon 1998 Mir [1]
Conquest of Space 1955 The Wheel [2]
Contact 1997 Mir [1]
Dante 01 2008 Dante 01 [3]
Dark City 1998 [4]
Day After Tomorrow, TheThe Day After Tomorrow 2004 International Space Station [5]
Earth II 1971 Earth II [6]
Elysium 2013 Elysium [7]
Ender's Game 2013 Battle School [8]
Enemy Mine 1985 [9]
Event Horizon 1997 Daylight Space Station [10]
Fortress 2: Re-Entry 2000 [11]
Gravity 2013 International Space Station
Tiangong
[12]
Green Slime, TheThe Green Slime 1968 Gamma 3 [6]
Hellraiser IV: Bloodline 1996 Space Station Minos
Lockout 2012 MS One [13]
Love 2011 International Space Station [14]
Marooned 1969 Ironman [15]
Mission to Mars 2000 International Space Station
Mission to Mir 1997 Mir [16]
Moonraker 1979 [1]
Mutiny in Outer Space 1965 [6]
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie 1996 Satellite of Love [8]
Oblivion 2013 Tet, TheThe Tet [17]
Planet of the Apes 2001 Oberon [18]
Project Moonbase 1953 [19]
Queen of Outer Space 1958 [20]
Return of the Jedi 1983 Death Star [1]
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles 2006 Space Station Liberty [21]
Solaris 1968 Solaris Station [22]
Solaris 1972 Solaris Station [23]
Solaris 2002 Solaris Station [23]
Space Buddies 2009 R.R.S.S.
Space Station 3D 2002 International Space Station [24]
SpaceCamp 1986 Daedalus [8]
Starship Troopers 1997 Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga
Star Trek 2009 Space dock
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 Space dock
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979 Space dock [25]
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 1982 Space dock, Regula I [25]
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock 1984 Space dock [25]
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home 1986 Space dock [25]
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier 1989 Space dock [25]
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country 1991 Space dock [25]
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith 2005 Death Star [1]
Star Wars 1977 Death Star [1]
Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi 1983 Death Star
Thunderbird 6 1968 Thunderbird 5
Thunderbirds Are Go 1966 Thunderbird 5
Titan A.E. 2000 [26]
Transformers: The Movie, TheThe Transformers: The Movie 1986 Moon Base 1 & 2
War of the Planets 1966 [20]
Virus 1999 Mir

See also[edit]

The following films also include spacecraft that have also been called space stations by outside sources:

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Miklós, Vincze (December 26, 2013). "The Most Beautiful Space Stations in the Universe". io9. Retrieved January 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Dante 01". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Murray, Robin L.; Heumann, Joseph K. (2009). "Ecology, Place, and Home in Dark City: Is It Our Nature to Live in the Dark?". Ecology and Popular Film: Cinema on the Edge. Horizons of Cinema. State University of New York Press. p. 86. ISBN 978-0-7914-7677-2. 
  5. ^ Shaw, Debra Benita (2008). Technoculture: The Key Concepts. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 67. ISBN 978-1-84520-298-9. 
  6. ^ a b c Westfahl 2009, p. 145
  7. ^ Allain, Rhett (May 6, 2013). "Gravity in the Elysium Space Station". Wired. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c Kramer, Miriam (August 8, 2013). "Our 10 Favorite Sci-Fi Space Stations of All Time". Space.com (TechMediaNetwork, Inc.). Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  9. ^ Minow, Neil (2004). The Movie Mom's Guide to Family Movies. iUniverse, Inc. p. 142. ISBN 978-0-595-32095-0. 
  10. ^ Event Horizon.txt
  11. ^ Newman, Kim. "Fortress 2: Re-entry". bfi.org.uk (British Film Institute). Retrieved August 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ Pearlman, Robert Z. (May 10, 2013). "'Gravity' Film Trailer Reveals George Clooney, Sandra Bullock as Astronauts". Space.com (TechMedia Network, Inc.). Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  13. ^ Phillips, Michael (April 12, 2012). "'Lockout': Space prison mayhem both vicious and silly?". Chicago Tribune. 
  14. ^ "Love". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved August 17, 2013. 
  15. ^ Johnston, Keith M. (2011). Science Fiction Film: A Critical Introduction. Film Genres. Bloomsbury Academic. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-84788-476-3. 
  16. ^ Holden, Stephen (October 17, 1997). "Film Review; Cramped in the Vastness of Outer Space". The New York Times. 
  17. ^ Dormon, Bob (April 13, 2013). "Movie review: Oblivion". The Register. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  18. ^ Besel, Richard; Besel, Reneé Smith (2010). "Polysemous Myth: Incongruity in Planet of the Apes". In Perlich, John R.; Whitt, David. Millennial Mythmaking: Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games. McFarland. p. 53. ISBN 978-0-7864-4562-2. 
  19. ^ Westfahl 2009, p. 46
  20. ^ a b Westfahl 2009, p. 82
  21. ^ Yune, Tommy (2007). The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles. Stone Bridge Press. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-933330-29-7. 
  22. ^ Staff. "Solyaris (1968)". IMDB. Retrieved June 30, 2013. 
  23. ^ a b Moses, Michael Valdez (2010). "Solaris, Cinema, and Simulacra". In Palmer, R. Barton; Sanders, Steven M. The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh. The Philosophy of Popular Culture. The University Press of Kentucky. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-8131-2662-3. 
  24. ^ "Space Station". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 26, 2013. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f Westfahl 2009, p. 64. "The invisible space station is also a feature of the first six Star Trek feature films. Every one of them begins or ends with the Enterprise docked at, approaching or leaving a space station in Earth orbit..."
  26. ^ Holden, Stephen (June 16, 2000). "May a Slightly Different Force Be With You". The New York Times. 
  27. ^ Ryan, James (May 4, 1997). "Look, Ma, No Pixels: Plastic Triumphs On the Set". The New York Times. 
  28. ^ Lambourne, R.J.; Shallis, M.J.; Shortland, M. (1990). "Green Nightmares". Close Encounters?: Science and Science Fiction. Taylor & Francis. p. 163. ISBN 978-0-85274-141-2. 
  29. ^ Scott., A. O. (June 27, 2008). "In a World Left Silent, One Heart Beeps". The New York Times. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Westfahl, Gary (2009). Islands in the Sky: The Space Station Theme in Science Fiction Literature. Borgo Press. ISBN 978-1-4344-0356-8.