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A Trip to the Moon

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At last, the ORIGINAL faked moon landing is available as a RiffTrax! A Trip to the Moon is the most famous film by French cinema pioneer Georges Méliès (aka, the dude from Hugo) but somehow he forgot to include any dialogue or audio! Silly guy! Luckily for him, we’re here to provide some, over a century later. Yes, it was made in 1902, making it the oldest thing we’ve ever riffed (with the possible exception of Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny, which scholars believe was left on Earth millennia ago by sweaty, horrible, ancient aliens).

For those who haven’t seen the film, or Smashing Pumpkins’ Tonight, Tonight video, it’s about a bunch of wizards, or maybe scientists, who fly a rocket into the moon’s eyeball, where they’re greeted by a bunch of freaky little monkey demon guys. In other words, the science is just as accurate as anything you’d see in a modern blockbuster.

So grab a pointy hat, strap protective goggles on any lunar bodies you know, and join Mike, Kevin, and Bill for A Trip to the Moon!

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High-TV (247.35 MB)

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Movie Decade

Release date

December 20, 2013


13 minutes