Movieing On #19: Silent Running

35 mins - Published Tue, Oct 23, 2012 by Breki Tomasson, Erica Gunnarsson, Jack Marshall and Jon Shute

This is Episode #019 of Movieing On. Today, we discuss the first environmentalist movie of all time, the sci-fi classic Silent Running.

In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut (Bruce Dern) is given orders to destroy the last of Earth’s plant life being kept in a greenhouse on board a spacecraft.

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Movieing On

Movieing On was a project that we've wanted to do for a long time, and the pieces all fell together in March of 2012, when we began planning the first episode. Featuring some of the CSICON crew's most amazing people, we watch a movie from 1999 or earlier and discuss it.

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