Starring: Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd
Carlton Visual Entertainment
RRP: 9.99
Certificate: PG
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There's been a plane crash but there's something strange about the bodies picked from the wreckage; they don't seem to match the people who boarded the aircraft. Accident investigator Bill Smith also notices that the electronic watches found at the site are all running backwards and then there's the strange ray gun found amongst the wreckage...

Smith falls in love with a mysterious stewardess, Louise Baltimore, who is in reality a time traveller sent from a future Earth which is so badly polluted humanity has become sterile. As part of a plan to repopulate her world people are being snatched from air accidents just prior to their deaths - their disappearances won't be noticed and it doesn't affect the time line. [Wouldn't it have been a better idea to travel back in time and stop the pollution from happening in the first place?]

Millennium is based on Air Raid, an interesting and intelligent short story by John Varley. However, the casting of Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd in the lead roles guarantees a very wooden core to the movie which is a shame as it's quite cleverly directed. We get to see the action from Kristofferson's point-of-view - in linear time - and also from Ladd's, snipped into time travelling segments.

A good idea, well executed in most departments except for the lead roles which lets the whole thing down rather badly. Enjoyable, but at times only just...

Anthony Clark

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