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TO AUG. 25
Oh, sure, for the Air and Space Museum’s Milestones of Flight Film Festival they’re showing The Right Stuff (pictured, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18), Apollo 13 (at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25), and other “major” flicks. But where is Have Rocket, Will Travel, the 1959 classic starring the Three Stooges? Even fake-Curly Joe DeRita can’t mar the excitement of seeing unicorns on other planets. Or, for that matter, the Stooges’ 1962 follow-up, The Three Stooges in Orbit? If the hoity-toity pointy heads at the Smithsonian think that Around the World in 80 Days (at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4), October Sky (at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11), an all-you-can-eat gourmet buffet (for an additional charge), and significant artifacts like the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft can lull earthlings into accepting the official story, then they should read what Jeremy Ambler of White Sulfur Springs, W.Va., has to say (from IMDB.com): “Hi Im 13 years old. I love the three stooges! The Three Stooges In Orbit! Is A Very Funny Movie…Three Stooges In Orbit Is About The Three Stooges They Have A Job Hosting A Kids Tv Show Where They Show Their Cartoons Of Them!! And Work At A Space Station! One Day Curly Joe Hits A Button On The Space Ship That Takes Moe, Larry And Curly Joe, In Orbit! And Just Every Where!! And They Meet Some Aliens Ogg And Zogg!!…But What Are They Going To Do If They Don’t Get The Space Ship Down In Time To Get To The TV Station To Host The Show!! Watch And Find Out…” Watch and find out, indeed. To Saturday, Aug. 25, at the National Air and Space Museum’s Langley IMAX Theater, 7th and Independence Avenue SW. $5 (per film). (202) 357-1686. (Dave Nuttycombe)