A collision with a comet sends an asteroid speeding toward the Earth in Meteor (1979) starring Sean Connery and Natalie Wood.
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Bradley (Sean Connery), recruited back to NASA for the crisis, reflecting, then some asteroid tech, then joining Sherwood (Karl Malden) in Washngton, who reveals they have no colleagues, and at last explains 'Hercules,' in Meteor, 1979.
Bradley (Sean Connery) managing the crisis with Sir Michael (Trevor Howard), Sherwood (Karl Malden) and General Adlon (Martin Landau) in support, as Russians Dubov (Brian Keith) and Tatiana (Natalie Wood, her first appearance in her last movie) finally appear, in Meteor, 1979.
The trailer for Meteor.
After a collision with a comet, a nearly 8km wide piece of the asteroid 'Orpheus' is heading towards Earth. If it will hit it will cause a incredible catastrophe which will probably extinguish mankind. To stop the meteor NASA wants to use the illegal nuclear weapon satellite 'Hercules' but discovers soon that it doesn't have enough fire power. Their only chance to save the world is to join forces with the USSR who have also launched such an illegal satellite. But will both governments agree?
The second trailer for Meteor.
A collision between a comet and an asteroid named Orpheus takes place. Now the meteor Orpheus, which is five miles wide, is on a collision course with Earth. While the United States government and military engage in political maneuvering, other smaller and faster moving fragments rain down on Earth. The major plot point involves secret orbiting nuclear missile platforms, one put up by Dr. Bradley's (Connery) team for the U.S., named Hercules and another constructed by his counterpart in the Soviet Union, nicknamed Peter the Great by Dubov. The American president (Fonda) is advised by military leaders against admitting the existence of Hercules, at the same time the Soviets are reluctant to admit to the existence of its orbital weapons.
The President goes on national television and reveals the existence of Hercules, explaining it as a foresighted project to meet the threat that Orpheus represents. He also offers the Soviets a chance to save face and join in by saying they had the same foresight and have their own. Bradley requested a scientist named Dr. Alexei Dubov (Keith) to help him plan a countereffort against Orpheus.
Bradley and Sherwood have already arrived at the control center for Hercules, which is located beneath the Sony Building (then called the AT&T Building) in downtown New York. Major-General Adlon (Landau) is the commander of the facility. Dubov and his assistant (and English voice) Tatiana Donskaya (Natalie Wood) arrive and Bradley works at breaking the ice of distrust held by Hercules commander Adlon. Since Dubov cannot admit the existence of the Soviet device, he agrees to Bradley's proposal that they work on the 'theoretical' application of how a 'theoretical' Soviet platform's weapons would be coordinated with the American ones.
Meanwhile, further fragments of the meteor affect the Earth. The Soviets finally admit that they have the device and are willing to join in the effort
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