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    I remember catching part of a film on TV some years ago, I was only young so apologies for the rather sketchy description that i'm about to deliver. The plot is rather simple; two high-speed trains are on course to collide. The entire film is spent cutting between passengers oblivious to the potential crash and the boys at the control room scratching their heads as to what to do to prevent the accident from happening. I'm fairly sure it was British, it was in colour and I thought, although IMDB appears to prove me wrong, that Shatner was both in it and on the train, but It could well have been someone else, someone just as dashing. Could be late 60's, almost certainly 70's but less likely to be early 80's.

    What I really enjoyed about this production, watching it back, was the dated interior and retro technology that the control room had to offer, the LED lights and the rather unconvincing progress panel that plotted where in transit the two trains where and how much time they had left to prevent collision. I'd really like to find out the title if possible. Can you help?

    Poppy.

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    Just as dashing as Shatner?

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    Just as dashing as Shatner?
    Well, it was a Shatner in his early 40's, assuming it was even him at all, hardly comparable to the old fellow nowadays.

    Poppy.

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    Can't think of a colour British train collision film. (a few b&w ones)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euryale View Post

    I only just realised Shatner is actually in it!


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    That is indeed the one, thanks for clearing this one up in such haste.

    Shatner's Toupee: Disaster on the Coastliner - a toupological analysis.

    My word, that progress panel is even more low-tech than I'd first remembered.

    Poppy.

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    I was going to say THE CASSANDRA CROSSING until somebody mentioned Shatner....you know, I haven't seen DISASTER ON THE COASTLINER yet. Is it a Brit-American co-production?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Gurney View Post
    I haven't seen DISASTER ON THE COASTLINER yet. Is it a Brit-American co-production?
    It's pretty good. It's a US TV movie.

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    I collect them, so I shall be searching for it soon...I thought I had most of The Shat's other 70s-80s TVm appearances, ie THE PEOPLE, THE BABYSITTER, HORROR AT 30,000 FEET, PRAY FOR THE WILDCATS, SOLE SURVIVOR etc...but it seems there are loads more as yet unobtained. It never ends, does it, this collecting lark? Still, it's a fun way to pass what little spare time you have....

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    I'll have a look for this too.

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    There are a few bootlegs on iOffer and such ilk, but the screencaps don't look too splendid. The mid-morning, TV showing only a few years back on British television was great quality, really clean and vivid. I'm hoping for an official release.

    Poppy.

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