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29th Feb 2024

An underseen sci-fi movie gem is airing on TV tonight

Stephen Porzio

Described by some as a ‘Western in space’, the film stars an A-lister and holds an 89% Rotten Tomatoes score.

Our movies on TV pick for tonight (Thursday, 29 February) is Prospect, a 2018 underseen sci-fi gem starring Pedro Pascal.

The film centres around a teenage girl named Cee (Sophie Thatcher, Yellowjackets) who travels with her father (Jay Duplass) to a remote alien moon, to mine for gems in its forests.

However, when the dad and the daughter come across a pair of bandits (one of whom is played by Pascal), an unlikely alliance is formed.

Earning an 89% Rotten Tomatoes score, Prospect was praised for its incredible visuals – all the more impressive given the film cost less than $4 million to make – as well as its performances, its detailed world building and its stripped back Western-like story.

The movie is airing on TV on the channel Legend at 9pm and is also available to watch on Prime Video.

Check out Prospect’s trailer right here:

Here are some of the other movies on TV tonight:

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Film4 – 9pm

Arguably the best of the Mission: Impossibles.

The Rock – ITV4 – 9pm

Director Michael Bay’s incredible 1996 action film starring Nicolas Cage and Sean Connery.

Eraser – Quest – 9pm

Another 1996 action flick, this time starring Arnie.

Couples Retreat – Comedy Central – 9pm

Vince Vaughn leads the cast of this critically-panned comedy about four couples who go on a retreat together.

Doctor Zhivago – BBC Four – 10.10pm

Legendary director David Lean’s ’60s epic set in Russia.

The Five-Year Engagement – Comedy Central – 11.20pm

The Emily Blunt/Jason Segel rom-com.

The World’s End – ITV4 – 11.45pm

The final and most underrated entry in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy.

12 Years a Slave – Film4 – 11.55pm

The incredibly harrowing Oscar Best Picture winner about an African American man (Chiwetel Ejiofor) kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery.

21 Bridges – Virgin Media Two – 11.55pm

A very watchable crime thriller starring the late and great Chadwick Boseman.

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