John Bannister Collection
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Summary
Collection contains "Mission: Alpha Centauri," a parody of the television program "Star Trek" made by eighth grade students at Blue Hill Consolidated School in Blue Hill, Maine. The action was filmed both indoors, on a mock-up of the bridge of the Enterprise, and outdoors for scenes representing the surface of an alien planet.
Biographical/Historical Notes
John Bannister, who played the role of Captain Termite in the drama, owns the grocery store, Merrill and Hinckley, in Blue Hill. The television show "Star Trek" was in production from 1966 to 1968.

"Mission: Alpha Centauri: The Making of a Small Town, Sci-Fi Classic," by Andrea McCarty, discusses a research project on the film in 2004 by MIT Comparative Media Studies students following work for Professor Henry Jenkins’ course on Media Theories and Methods.

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Items in this collection: 8
Showing 1 - 8 of 8:
1) Mission: Alpha Centauri (Video Master)
Science fiction film made by Blue Hill Consolidated School 8th grade. Take-off on 'Star Trek.' // This 3/4 inch SP video master was created from the Super 8mm originial and contains the...more
2) Mission: Alpha Centauri
Science fiction film made by Blue Hill Consolidated School 8th grade. Take-off on 'Star Trek.' // 1/4 inch audio tape (1257.0002) accompanies the film.more
3) Mission: Alpha Centauri (Soundtrack)
Soundtrack for science fiction film made by Blue Hill Consolidated School 8th grade. Take-off on 'Star Trek.' // Accompanies 1257.0001. // This tape runs at 3 3/4 ips. Half track, left...more
4) Mission: Alpha Centauri (Release Print)
35mm color polyester print with soundtrack created from internegative (acc. 1257.0001.01) at Cineric, 10/2006. Includes soundtrack from 1257.0002. // Science fiction film made by Blue H...more
5) Mission: Alpha Centauri (Blowup Negative)
35mm blowup picture negative created from Super 8mm original (acc. 1257.0001) at Cineric, August 29, 2006. // NOTE: This element runs at 18 fps and was not used to create the 35mm relea...more
6) Mission: Alpha Centauri (Soundtrack)
Copy of soundtrack for science fiction film made by Blue Hill Consolidated School 8th grade. Take-off on 'Star Trek.' // Accompanies 1257.0001. // This tape runs at 7 1/2 ips and was cr...more
7) Mission: Alpha Centauri (Picture Negative)
35mm blowup picture negative created from Super 8mm original (acc. 1257.0001) at Cineric. // NOTE: This element runs at 24 fps and was stretch printed. It was used to create the 35mm re...more
8) Mission: Alpha Centauri (Soundtrack Negative)
35mm optical soundtrack negative created from 1/4 inch soundtrack at Magno Sound & Video. This was done through Cineric, not by NHF staff. // NOTE: This element runs at 24 fps. It was u...more
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