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Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)

 -  Adventure | Sci-Fi  -  June 1964 (USA)
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Stranded on Mars with only a monkey as a companion, an astronaut must figure out how to find oxygen, water, and food on the lifeless planet.

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Commander Kit Draper and Colonel Dan McReady are orbiting Mars in an exploratory surveyor. A malfunction forces them to eject with only Draper and a monkey named Mona surviving. Draper must learn to survive in this hostile environment fighting thirst, hunger and even hostile aliens if he expects to see home again. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Robinson Crusoe en Marte  »

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Victor Lundin states on the Criterion disc commentary that his character was originally intended to have non-human physical characteristics, such as hands with just two fingers and a thumb. However, budget concerns caused the producers to abandon this idea. Lundin was disappointed by this, as well as his dislike for the simple costume they chose for him. See more »

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When Draper records his first log entry, at one point he says that his supplies will get him by "for about fifteen days". His lips, however, mouth a different number and you can clearly hear that this part was dubbed in later. See more »

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Draper: How Long have you had these things on?
Friday: Sixty-two years.
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Friday: Seventy eight.
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Old School Sci-Fi at it's Best
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I remember seeing this one (in syndication?) late at night on TV as a kid about 1967. It was not long after we got our first color TV. Mars was still a distant planet, the space race was on and Kennedy had just said we would be the 1st to the moon, Gemini was flying out of Cape Kennedy and there was little data on Mars as the *1st Mariner fly-by missions* were still a YEAR away, forget about landing there we had never been near the place. The movie holds up well considering that we were still ignorant about the "Red Planet". It compares to the Mission to Mars done recently and it is the Robinson Crusoe on Mars for 12-year-olds of this generation. (The fact we send robots to Mars does take some fun out of it now and I still hope we walk around there) It is as good as any of Pal's other movies and it is a shame it is out of print. Heck, it even has Batman!


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