Unless something has changed, there is no entry in the IMDb for "Off on a Comet"
or the title is was released in this country as "On a Comet". I found a copy
of this released on Star Classics video. I discovered it by chance in a bargain
tape bin a few years ago. In the IMDb there is an entry for the orginal Czech
title of the film "Na Komete". The film was done by Karel Zeman, who also did
a film called "Vynalez Zkazy" released in this country as "The Fabulous World
of Jules Verne". This is an adaption of "Face au Drapeau" (For the Flag).
The Internet Movie Database can be reached at it's new URL for those in the US
Those overseas can reach the new UK address (formerly Cardiff):
The URLs have changed because the database is going commercial, a'la Yahoo.
I recently submitted some changes to the Verne related entries to the database,
and hope they get included soon.
You can also link to most of the Verne related titles from my Jules Verne Page.
Norman Wolcott wrote:
> This being the comet season I have a question about Verne's comet book
> called "Off on a Comet" in english and "Hector Servedac" in french. Why
> the difference? While in New York last week I encountered a reception of
> the Explorer's Club, I believe for Buzz Aldrin. At the entrance was a
> billboard for a movie entitled "Collision with Telos", an Arthur C.
> Clarke film starring Buzz Aldrin. Could this be amovie version of "Off on
> a Comet"? Does anyone know the url of the Internet Movie Database
> mentioned by B. Taves, to look up this film?
> Also with regard to "The Purchase of the North Pole" this is called
> "Sans dessus Dessous" in french. Does anyone know what the french words
> mean? a pun?
> Norman M. Wolcott nwolcott~at~gwis2.circ.gwu.edu nwolcott~at~capaccess.org
> 301-340-9317 (O)--
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