Bill the galactic heroes series. Bill the galactic hero film. Bill the galactic hero series. Love it,thanks a lot. Average rating 3. 59 3, 846 ratings 168 reviews, Start your review of Bill, The Galactic Hero (Bill, The Galactic Hero, 1) I love this book. He walks up to Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers and slaps a cream pie in its face. Then he kicks it in the balls and stands back to admire the effect, before setting to work on Isaac Asimov's Foundation. They both had it coming: It was a time when men were men and alien Chingers had better watch out. If Robert Heinlein and Issac Asimov collaborated on a humorous Space Opera/Trooper novel - this is what they may have written. Meet Bill, graduate of the Technical Fertilizer college on Phigerinadon II where no more than two interesting events happen every four years until he signs on with the Troopers. Why are we fighting. The Chingers are the only non-human race that has been discovered in the galaxy that has gone beyond... There was a death in my family this week, so reading a funny sci-fi book was both a good and bad idea. Good because the humor cheered me up; bad because much of the humor was lost on me. But even with my bias, Bill the Galactic Hero is a fine piece of political sci-fi. Harry Harrison's book is not so much an anti-war manifesto as it is an anti-ridiculousness manifesto. Harrison just happens to recognize that war, bureaucracy, government, and all those other things that are so much a part of homo... I once met a woman in a bookstore who was in the process of buying Harry Harrison's 1965 classic "Bill, the Galactic Hero. She told me that she'd read it many times already, and that it was the funniest book ever. Well, I've never forgotten that conversation, and had long been meaning to ascertain whether or not this woman was right. It took me almost 20 years to get around to this book, but having just finished "Bill, the Galactic Hero. I must say that, well, it IS very amusing indeed. In it... Harry Harrison wrote "Bill, the Galactic Hero" in 1965. America's failure in the Korean War was starting to be replayed again in the early years of the Vietnam Conflict (Vietnam was a "conflict" before it was a "war" although some historians say it was only a "police action. The Hippy movement was on the rise. The Sixties were a weird time of Green Berets, Flower Power, Black Panthers, and Free Love. You were either a hippy or a commie-hater. You either enlisted or you got drafted. Either... Reading some of the Grandmasters of Science Fiction. Probably not his best. And not so awful I couldnt finish it. But certainly not the “laugh a page” experience it was made out to be. Just okay. Ill have to try something in the Stainless Steel Rat series before casting further judgement. This book is about Hippies vs. Commie haters. then a cream pie gets thrown in someone's face 143 pages is a quick read, and what I actually have is the Berkeley Medallion edition from 1966, which originally cost fifty cents but we paid forty-nine cents for. Anyway, this is a parody of military SF, in which the "hero" is literally drugged into signing up for the army and the war is going on because humans are naturally warlike. The ship that Bill winds up on is called Christine Keeler, and I looked her up: she was a model and showgirl, and in 1963, her affair with a British government... As a satire of militarism and bureaucracy, it had lots of ROLFing moments. The problem is, it all plays out in a very “in your face” way, leaving almost everyone as a throwaway caricature. Its not subtle at what its doing, so you cant see it as a story about people lacking self-awareness. They are more like cartoons written for a joke. The structure of the plot is also problematic as it goes on. The early part at the army is very fun and well-planned out, as everything seems to progress in an... Pretty entertaining and a poignant anti-draft (anti-government compulsion) novel. While not as outright hilarious or as witty as Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bill, the Galactic Hero draws its humor and wit mainly from a "poor boy get's stuck in the army" story that never felt heavy-handed or burdensome or downright melodramatic like many more 'famous' anti-war novels. I'm not sure if I would even put this in the same category as those (and not just because it is a comedy/scifi) while it... This book was just a hoot from start to finish. What is most interesting however is both the satirical and dystopian aspect of the book. Harrison takes a bite out of everyone in the book, the hawks and the doves, the officers and the enlisted men, the government bureaucrats and the dumb joes just doing their duty, and probably some of the pulp sci fi he saw in his day. The dystopian aspect I found is that once Bill learns the "ropes" of one of his predicaments, whether it be a solider recruit... Dare I say this is the best book I`ve read? Well. no, but it comes really close. First, it says quite a lot in a very short space. And that has to mean something. When I`ve first read this book, which came more than two and a half decades ago, I saw it as a satirical, a damn humorous vision of hierarchy, politics, and bloody world as it is. Boy, did I laugh! I took it with me when I was drafted, right after NATO wiped out my country. Soon after it went viral through my division I`ve met a security... I read this when I was too young to get the humor of the hapless dung farmer Bill, who is drafted, mutilated, and turned into a public "hero" in an interstellar war with lizard aliens. I suppose it is dark, sardonic satire of the military and government and propaganda. But at the time I just thought it was nastier and nastier, sort of like "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe" with all of the likeable characters and charm removed. Perhaps I shall read this again in memory of Harrison, who died... I'm not going to waste your time here, this is billed as a humourous science fiction book and I don't recall laughing out loud once. Could be my sense of humour, it's a little suspect, but without the laughs this is only an OK book. originally posted at. Bill, the Galactic Hero popped up in the post rather spontaneously, and say for yourself when you see the cover, don't you want to read it? Pay close attention to the left arm (hint. When I opened the book I saw that the story was first published back in 1965. Wow. This was one of his earlier books and having wanting to read some fast paced Science Fiction I knew this book was rightly suited for the task. Bill, the Galactic Hero is a... Years ago, as a Uni student with a library card, I read absolutely every book that Harry Harrison wrote. When I got to the end, I pouted and complained and. couldn't quite believe it. The reason is because Bill the Galactic Hero is the greatest space hero that there ever was. The world that Harry Harrison created was ridiculous and believable all at once. And it's more than a little bit like Star Wars. In fact, there is even a set of twins from Alderaan. And so, having recently acquired a first... For a long time, I thought I had read this book about 30 years ago, and that it was sub-par. It turns out that what I read was Bill, the Galactic Hero on the Planet of the Robot Slaves, the second book in the series, and published in 1989. This is a fantastic satire of the volunteer-military, with passing shots at a few other sci-fi classics ( Foundation, R. U. R. and the Red Scare. It is by no means an intelligent or even very clever satire, but Harrison clearly had fun packing in all those... I found this book significantly less humorous than the one-liners put into the title character's mouth in R. G. Wingfield's A Touch of Frost, which I read recently. One of the problems is Bill is an unfocused character. At the start he's a simpleton, then he becomes considerably more savvy in a short time, but I didn't see any transition. He initially reminded me of Candide (from a book which is also much funnier) but in a short time he didn't remind me of anyone. The supporting characters... I've had this book lying around since forever but never got around to reading it due to the huge backlog of books I want to read. I was aware it was sort of a comedy, but the name and cover of my edition had mistakenly made me think it was a spoof of old-school sci-fi in the vein of Flash Gordon or Buzz Lightyear-esque Space Policemen. Nope. This book is like Heinlein's Starship Troopers had a threesome with Catch 22 and MASH. I've been told the sequels suck and you should avoid them, but this... Bill is a funny book. As in, it's very shallow, stereotypical, essentially the literary equivalent of pratfall humour, with a fair amount of system satire as the base but wielded a little too heavy-handedly to be amusing - it's satire like how Avatar was satire, and fails to be funny in more or less the same way. That said, you could read this in an hour and walk away with time well spent since it wasn't spent on watching paint drying, but I may not leap enthusiastically into the next 10-15... A simple, mild mannered country bumpkin is coerced into a lifetime of servitude, abuse, humiliation, and mass murder. Alien space bugs/lizards/kangaroos ensue. This book was a lot of fun, albeit a bit dated. Shades of Hitchhiker's Guide, Brazil, and Full Metal Jacket, although to be perfectly honest, it doesn't rise to any of their levels. Nonetheless, I'm happy to be turned on to a new author. I think there are sequels, so I'll have to dig around for them. And I'm looking forward to the movie. Another gem from the library quick picks section. This book made me laugh out loud several times and I was so eager to discover what happens to poor Bill that I found myself up early on Sunday Morning to finish this book. The characters are well written the plot comical and the pace was good. I will be looking up others in the series by this aythor and I look forward to several more easy reads filled with laughter. Harry Harrison is one of the most entertaining writers around. He doesn't concern himself with being taken seriously, which allows him to put his characters into completely ridiculous situations and succeeds admirably at doing it. The action is non-stop, silly, and strangely enough, believable. Bill's a charming hero that you can't help but root for. Hilariously lets the air out of a lot of pompous hoohah about the glories of military life and war; in this story a less-than-brilliant farmboy is snookered into the service by a lying recruiter and encounters bureaucratic incompetence, chaos, and so on. From the author of the Stainless Steel Rat stories. This is a smart, easy read that is action packed, fast paced and funny. It is very satirical with its humor, and the story is a little reminiscent of Starship Troopers. It will have you questioning the point of war. OK, I was a young science fiction geek but I cried with laughter at this parody of everything from Azimov to Zelazny. It also was the first time that I saw the flimsy scaffolding behind the grandiose visions of guys like Heinlein. Wonderful book. I would describe it as Terry Pratchett in space. Moreover, it is supposed to be a parody of Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" which is itself a critic to militarism, but I think Bill is better as a critic than Heinlein's original work. 'Simply the Funniest Science Fiction Book Ever Written' Terry Pratchett, maybe not the best Science Fiction book ever but I am at a loss to think of a funnier one. Must go and find some more old Sf, they make good reading! Apparently, this was written by Harrison as a satirical "piss-take" on Starship Troopers - I'm in.
As a huge fan of the novels, I eagerly shelled out 25 on KickStarter to get a download of this movie. Alex Cox, a real director (Repo Man, etc. what could go wrong?
Well. everything. I won't spoil it for you, in case you really want to watch, but here was my reaction while watching Bill:
Sweet! Here we go! Umm. oh. OK. Huh? WTF. start skipping to the end* Well. me. br> To somewhat quote Les Grossman from Tropic Thunder, a nut-less monkey could have done better than this. From retarded, childish animation, to even worse black and white home video, to 60's Flash Gordon-type stuff (except not as good) back to retarded animation, this whole pile of dung wasn't even worth the 10 minute download time. It's not even funny or interesting as satire, if that's what Cox was going for. I can't even tell.
This cost over 100,000 to make? Again, I say WTF? At least I'm only out 25.
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Bill the galactic hero audiobook. Horrible voice... Bill the galactic hero (2014. Bill, the Galactic Hero Directed by Alex Cox Danny Beard (co-director) Merritt Crocker (co-director) Amanda Gostomski (co-director) Alicia Ramírez (co-director) Raziel Scher (co-director) Jordan Thompson (co-director) Produced by Sultan Saeed Al Darmaki Malcolm Edwards David Stewart Zink Brigid Igoe Kaleb Tholen Claudio Bottaccini Kyle Curry Charles Gill George P. Snoga Simon Tams Steven Christopher Wallace Written by Alex Cox Based on Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison Starring James Miller Music by David Bashford Cinematography Robert Ortega Grant Speich Edited by Mia Debakker Production company Biting Sheep Productions University of Colorado Boulder Release date 2014 Running time 90 minutes Country USA Language English Bill, the Galactic Hero is a 2014 science fiction student film directed by Alex Cox and six student co-directors based on Harry Harrison 's 1965 novel of the same name. Plot synopsis [ edit] Bill is a pizza delivery driver who is drugged and shanghaied into the Space Troopers. Bill initially works as a fuse tender but when his ship is struck by enemy fire Bill finds himself the only remaining soldier capable of firing on the enemy Chingers. He destroys an enemy fleet with a lucky shot and is proclaimed a hero. He becomes lost in a labyrinth of bureaucracy, eventually recruiting his own younger brother into military service to the chagrin of his mother. Cast [ edit] Production [ edit] Alex Cox had initially optioned the rights to a film version of Harry Harrison's 1965 novel in 1983 as he was completing Repo Man. The project met with studio resistance and remained unmade until 2012 when Alex Cox had begun teaching film production at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He had the idea to have his students film an adaptation of the novel and suggested the idea to Harrison, who granted Cox an academic license to produce a student film  2] and was working with Cox on the screenplay for the film at the time of his death in 2012.  In March 2013, Cox launched a Kickstarter campaign, hoping to raise 100, 000 to shoot the film. The campaign exceeded the goal and raised 114, 957 from 1, 106 backers.  Cox also succeeded in getting numerous film professionals to work on a royalties basis. The film went into production in October 2013.  Scenes were shot in university buildings. Iggy Pop, who wrote and performed the song "Repo Man" for Alex Cox's 1984 film, also wrote and performed the theme song for Bill, the Galactic Hero.  Release [ edit] The film premiered in Boulder, Colorado on December 12, 2014. It gained positive reviews.  8] 9] It was later shown on New Year's Eve at the Clinton Street Theater.  References [ edit] Rubino, Joe (16 October 2012. Apollo-era replica space suits take earthbound trip across CU-Boulder campus. Daily Camera. Retrieved 19 April 2013. ^ BILL, THE GALACTIC HERO. 10 February 2013. Retrieved 16 November 2019. ^ Child, Ben (17 April 2013. Alex Cox crowdfunds Bill the Galactic Hero film via Kickstarter. the Guardian. ^ Alex Cox directs BILL THE GALACTIC HERO. Kickstarter. ^ Kickstarter campaign page for Bill, The Galactic Hero ^ Iggy Pop reunites with director Alex Cox for 'Bill, the Galactic Hero. 21 January 2015. ^ Casciato, Cory (10 December 2014. Alex Cox on Bill the Galactic Hero, Biggest Student Movie of All Time. Denver Westworld. Retrieved 3 January 2015. ^ Casey, Michael (18 December 2014. An independent fit for Boulder. Boulder Weekly. Retrieved 3 January 2015. ^ Fortune, Ed (19 December 2014. Bill, the Galactic Hero. Retrieved 3 January 2015. ^ Special New Year's Eve Screening: BILL THE GALACTIC HERO - The Clinton Street Theater... External links [ edit] Bill, the Galactic Hero on IMDb.
04:22:00. Bill the Galactic héros. Bill the galactic hero by harry harrison. Bill the Galactic hero 2. Bill the galactic hero movie. Bill the Galactic hero corp. YouTube. Bill the Galactic hero iii. That unusual thing, a sci-fi comedy. Bill is a farmboy on a small backward agricultural planet who is drugged, hypnotised, then shanghaied into the Space Troopers and sent to recruit training under a fanged instructor named Deathwish Drang. After surviving boot camp, he is transferred to active duty as a fuse tender on the flagship of the space fleet in battle with the Chingers, a small reptilian race. Injured and with the fleet almost destroyed, he fires off a shot witnessed by an officer and is proclaimed a that though, things start going wrong for him.
Bill the Galactic hero 3. Bill the galactic hero book. When Harry Harrison graduated from high school in 1943, his was the 'no hope' class: it was the middle of the Second World War, and the only future for an eighteen year old male graduate was to be drafted into the armed services. "You picked the service of your choice, there wasn't much else you could do. I didn't really want to drown, so I stayed out of the navy; I didn't want to be shot, so I stayed out of the infantry. Although it wasn't a simple a matter of choosing your favourite armed service, Harrison managed to end up in the US Army Air Corps two months after he graduated. He achieved that by attending Eastern Aircraft Instrument School in New Jersey, where he became a certified aircraft instrument mechanic. "Before I was drafted I went to an aircraft instrument school to learn to repair aircraft instruments. I wanted to get into the airforce, I'd always liked 'planes. Of course I never saw an aircraft instrument again! But I had good mechanical aptitude - in fact the best mark I ever had in my life, which meant I ended up at the technical school. " The Air Corps sent him to Lowry Field in Denver, Colorado, where he was trained to be a power-operated and computing-gunsight specialist. He learned computer theory and how to repair the computer itself: it was a mechanical computer, and work on the tiny rods and cogs had to be carried out under clean-room conditions. In 1944 Harrison was sent to the Air Corps base in Laredo, Texas, where he was to maintain the computer which controlled the aim of two fifty-calibre machine guns which were mounted on turrets on a truck, which gunners were trained to use. His duties soon came to include that of armourer, truck driver, and then gunnery instructor. teaching kids to shoot machine guns" as the holder of each of these posts was called away to combat duty. In 1945 he was transferred to a gunnery school in Panama City, Florida, which was soon to close down. He was then assigned to M. P. duty and promoted to sergeant. His job now was to ride shotgun on a garbage truck, guarding the black prisoners who worked it. Despite the fact that he was armed with a loaded repeating shotgun, his charges didn't really need much supervision. They had been punished for some misdemeanour, and now wanted to serve their time on best behaviour and gain an honorary discharge, as the war was coming to an end. Harrison knew how the prisoners felt: he used to drink with them in the black servicemen's bar. Sergeant Harry Harrison was discharged on 14th February 1946. "The war did many good things for me, though I certainly did not appreciate them at the time. First, and most important, it kicked into existence a strong sense of survival that has been of great service since. It also terminated my childhood, a fact that I was certainly not grateful for at the time since growing up can be a painful process. I also learned to drink and curse, the universal coin of military life, but, more important, I was robbed of three years of my life without satisfactory return. At least I believed so for a long time, which is the same thing, and this gave me that singular capacity for solitary work, the drive to get it done, without which the freelance cannot survive. " The army had also given him a knowledge of, and interest in, computers, a subject which continues to interest him today: the Harrison household is filled with computers, from 'toy computers' which Harrison has used to help develop the computer games based on his novels, to the latest and most powerful lap-top computer. "Coming out of the army was a traumatic experience and years passed before I could understand why. It seems very obvious now. Though I loathed the army I was completely adjusted to it. I could not return to the only role I knew in civilian life, that of being a child. " After training as a commercial artist, working in magazine and comic book illustration, and then editing and packaging magazines, Harrison turned to writing. He wrote in a genre which he had loved since his childhood, and sold several science fiction short stories. Under the guidance of editor John mpbell, he wrote his first full-length novel, Deathworld, which was first serialised in Campbell's magazine. "I did Deathworld about seven or eight times in various ways, Harrison admitted to Charles Platt in 1982. "Once I got the formula right, I disguised it with different kinds of titles. Deathworld had worked. I knew I could make money off that formula. " The world was quite happy with my work; I wasn't. I wanted to write better and I wanted to write different material. Harrison revealed in Hell's Cartographers. "Salvation came through the good offices of Joseph Heller and Brian Aldiss. I read Catch- 22 which crystallised my thinking, and I had met Brian Aldiss a few years earlier. In addition to his friendship, which I value above all others, I appreciate his literary and critical skills. Brian is a prose stylist, and certainly the best in science fiction. It was a little late, but my literary education had begun. " Harrison had written several experimental short stories previously: Captain Honario Harpplayer, R. N. was a parody of the Hornblower tales of C. S. Forester, which Harrison enjoyed in his youth; The Streets of Ashkelon' tackled the then taboo subject of religion; and even the original Stainless Steel Rat short stories were a gamble because "you couldn't sell humour unless you were an accepted humour writer. I had to disguise them as adventure stories and slip in any lightness and humour. " All of my experimentation so far had been in the short story, since the time investment there is obviously much less than the novel. This was both good and bad because the 'experimental' did not do very well, not in these dark days of the early sixties. The quotes are around experimental there because my stories were nothing of the kind. They just fell outside the classic pulp taboos that still dominated the field. " Harrison admits to being "hesitant to put the time into an entire novel that might not sell. At that period a novel a year was the most I could do and the thought of losing a year's income was not to be considered. " Eventually the artist triumphed over the businessman, ears became numb to the sound of hungry children crying in the background, and I contacted Damon Knight. Damon was acting as an sf literary scout for Berkley Books and I was sure he would be simpatico to my needs. I sent him the first (and only) chapter I had written of an experimental novel titled If You Can Read This You Are Too Damned Close. With it were some one page character sketches and a few words about the kind of novel I wanted to attempt. " Damon Knight liked what he saw, and persuaded Berkley to give Harrison a 1, 500 advance, 750 on signing, with 750 to come when the book was completed. Harrison went to work. "I wanted to get my feelings about the army and the military into a novel, Harrison wrote in his notes for authors of the new series of BILL books. He explained that the original book was founded on "a deep-seated suspicion of the military, and a profound hatred of war and the people who like and want war. " Harrison cites Heller and Voltaire as inspirations for BILL: I got the clues I needed from Candide and Catch-22: do it as black comedy. Some things are so awful they can only be faced by bitter laughter. To this I added parody of other sf. From the notes for the authors of Bill sequels. ] Two of the sf writers parodied in BILL are Isaac Asimov, whose metal-plated planet Trantor from the FOUNDATION series appears as the gold-plated planet Helior (which turns out to be anodised aluminium in reality) and Robert Heinlein, whose controversial Starship Troopers is openly attacked. Starship Troopers is, according to Aldiss' Trillion Year Spree, a sentimental view of what it is like to train and fight as an infantry man in a future war. While Brian Ash's The Visual Encyclopedia of SF said of it: It was the presentation of an extreme elitist society, coupled with the glorification of violence, which made the book distasteful to many readers. " Isaac Asimov, it is said, took Harrison's parody in good humour, and might even have been pleased to be parodied. Robert Heinlein, apparently was not pleased. In his book Robert Heinlein, Leon Stover describes Bill as a "dramatic summary" of all the criticisms levelled against Heinlein's Starship Troopers. "Hailed by critics as a work of comic genius, it divided Harrison's fellow writers and troubled his fans; both of whom reserved the right to award him his due for later works equally brilliant, but less nervy in touching upon Heinlein's good name. The critics, however, continue to favour this one Harrison title above all, simply because they read it as a digest of everything they despise in Starship Troopers. " Ash's book describes Bill, the Galactic Hero as "a savagely funny satire which tilts at several sacred cows of sf warfare, as well as religion. It contrives to satirise the clichés of interstellar war and space opera... The public are told that the alien race with which man is waging an all-out war are seven-feet-tall intelligent lizards of hideous appearance - they actually turn out to be only seven inches long. The cruel military training of new recruits is precisely documented, on a par with Heinlein's book, but Harrison's interpretation of military ideology is the very opposite of that in Starship Troopers. The grotesque violence of Bill, while presented as farce, is revealed as a crime against humanity, or any other species, and unjustifiable under any circumstances. " The writing of Bill was a "shaking experience" for the author. "I was doing less than half my normal wordage everyday and greatly enjoying myself - at the time. Laughter all day at the typewriter - how I do enjoy my own jokes - instant depression when I came down for dinner. Upon rereading, the stuff seemed awful. Or awfully way out; there had never been anything like it in SF before. Then back the next day for some more chuckling and suffering. " Harrison was encouraged by his wife, Joan, who was "reading the copy and laughing out loud and saying it was great and get on with it and stop muttering to yourself. I got on with it, finished it, had it typed and mailed it off to Damon. " Damon Knight rejected the novel. The reason he gave was that "what I had here was an adventure story loused up with bad jokes. Take the jokes out and it would be okay. " Berkley's editor-in-chief, Tom Dardis, liked the novel as it was, but didn't want to appear to contradict his paid sf advisor. Fortunately Doubleday sf editor Tim Seldes picked up the US hardback rights, encouraging Berkley to take it in paperback. Frederik Pohl published a shortened version of the novel in Galaxy, under the title The Starsloggers, and Michael Moorcock published the whole novel in three parts in New Worlds in the UK. "Here was a message of some kind. SF was growing and contained within its once pulp boundaries new and different markets. Bill was positively not an Analog serial and had not even been submitted there. (In later years I discovered that my judgement had been correct in this at least. One day John Campbell asked me why I had written this book. I said I would tell him if he told me why he had asked. His answer was that he had seen my name on the paperback and bought it - as if he did not have enough sf to read. and had hated it. I made some sort of waffling answer and worked hard to change the subject. Harrison was encouraged by the success of Bill, the Galactic Hero: I felt that there must be a bigger market out there than I had imagined and perhaps I could now write for myself and please the readers at the same time. This was a momentous discovery and marked a new period in my writing. Not that I didn't do the familiar to stay alive. Deathworld 3 and a number of Stainless Steel Rat books were still in the future, but I found I could experiment with new ideas and still hope to sell them as well. " Harrison has continued to alternate between the familiar - with a series of Stainless Steel Rat books; Invasion: Earth; and more recently a series of BILL sequels - and the more experimental / serious - A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah. Make Room! Make Room! and the West of Eden and Stars & Stripes trilogies. Bill, the Galactic Hero, meanwhile, has been read on BBC Radio (and the reading released on LP and cassette) and adapted into a series of comic books. A series of 'shared world' or 'share crop' sequels have also been produced. Paul Tomlinson 1995 & 1999.
Bill the Galactic heron. Bill the Galactic heroine. United Kingdom, 2014 Sci-Fi, Comedy 90 Synopsis Directed by Alex Cox, a science fiction comedy about the dynamic Human vs Chingers war. This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See whats now showing Bill, the Galactic Hero Directed by Alex Cox Show all (1) What are people saying? Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Bill, the Galactic Hero A film produced by students & made on a Kickstarter budget of 100 grand. If you're going into this expecting a million-dollar extravaganza the problem is yours! Despite its obvious limitations - including dreadful animated sequences to bookend - the film has the gonzo sensibilities of Cox's earlier work & succeeds in hitting the relevant satirical points from Harrison book. The anti-war commentary remains powerful.
Bill the galactic hero comic. Bill the Galactic hero motocorp. Very good :o. Bill was a bit hunkier in the novels though ;o. Bill the galactic hero books. Reader has a terrific talent for voice characterizations but that seems to be the extent of it. identifying each character for every word spoken is plain idiotcy, I'm a big fan of all Harrison's books. This guy is making listening to painful to continue, maybe if he used less of his voice talents and applied more to his brain he would have done Justice to a wonderful writing.
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I refrain from a perfect 10/10 rating because as Alex says "the perfect is the enemy of the good"
One day I walked into Alex Cox's intermediate filmmaking class and he informed me and my colleagues that we would be helping him shoot a kickstarter video. 2 years later, I sat in his living room and stuffed envelopes with DVD's, scripts, fake ipads and other intergalactic recruiting materials to be sent to the project backers as reward for their donation. Yes, the film bears his name and writing credential, but the film really belongs to us. the students.
The book 'BiL the Galactic Hero' screams millions of dollars when thought of in a cinematic sense. Slipways, fusebays, helivators, refreshment robots, different planets, spaceships, alien species. you get the point. What's interesting is that for some reason, this factuality didn't mar Alex's enthusiasm or confidence in any way. Ever. At every turn and hurdle Alex was there asking us our thoughts and writing us checks to explore our ideas. Without a doubt, this movie is riddled with frustrating errors and puzzling inefficiencies, but between the rough edges, if one cares to look, is an incredible act of generosity and a remarkable teaching tool.
I want to sincerely thank everyone who donated to this project. You bolstered the education of nearly 70 film, theatre, dance and art students who would have NEVER had this opportunity otherwise. You supported something that stands for cooperation and perseverance, but also urges independence. All of us twenty somethings who worked on this project could have easily enlisted in the military had we so desired, but instead we present to you this modest picture.
Bill the galactic hero. Bill the Galactic hero. Bill the Galactic hero 5. Alex Cox, who raised over 100, 00 through Kickstarter to make Bill The Galactic Hero, has posted his movie online. Cox, the creator of Repo Man and Sid & Nancy, directed the feature comedy. It is based on Harry Harrisons classic anti-war science fiction novel which satirizes the work of Heinlein, Asimov and Gordon R. Dickson. The movie had its first public showings last December in Boulder, Colorado with Moira and Todd Harrison, children of Harry, plus four other members of the Harrison clan in attendance. The movie begins with full-color animation then proceeds with live action in black-and-white. Cox made it with the participation of students of the Film Studies and Theatre & Dance Departments of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Bill the galactic hero on the planet of the hippies from hell.