Friday Flashback: Meteor

Sean Connery plays an American with a Scottish accent who does battle with an Earth-threatening meteor. Brian Keith and Natalie Wood are his Russian counterparts. Henry Fonda is the president we kinda wish we’d had in 1979 when this came out. Meteor was a little behind the times in special effects, what with Star Wars already out and Star Trek: The Motion Picture already in production. But it was a decent update of When Worlds Collide. And it wasn’t as loud as Armageddon and not as bloated as Deep Impact.