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Star Pilot (1966)

2+5: Missione Hydra (original title)
Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and a pair of Oriental spies are taken hostage by ... See full summary »

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Kaena
Mario Novelli ...
Ingegner Paolo Bardi (as Anthony Freeman)
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Prof. Solmi
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Belsy
Alfio Caltabiano ...
Artie
Leontine May ...
Luisa Solmi (as Leontine)
Nando Angelini ...
Ingegner Morelli
Giovanni De Angelis ...
Giulio
Mirella Pamphili ...
(as Mirella Panfili) (credit only)
John Sun ...
Dr. Chang
Antonio Ho ...
Chinese Secret Agent
John Chen ...
Chinese Secret Agent
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Aliens from the constellation Hydra crash-land on the island of Sardinia. A prominent scientist, his daughter, several young technicians, and a pair of Oriental spies are taken hostage by the beings so they can use them to repair their spaceship's broken engine. With that done, they take off towards their home planet, taking the earthlings with them. However, the humans attempt to mutiny against their captors, inadvertently sending their tiny spaceship hurtling into the infinite beyond... Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Trivia

This film uses several chunks of footage from Doomsday Machine (1972), including re-dubbed and uncredited clips of Casey Kasem (as a flight controller), Grant Williams and Henry Wilcoxon. That movie, in turn, took most of its exterior effects (at least the ones used in this film) from Gorath (1962). See more »

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In the exterior space scenes, the 'stars' clearly move and even swing back and forth, revealing them to be small lights hanging in the background. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Solmi: I think only what I said. Nothing more.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Toccata and Fuga in D minor
Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
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"And do not worry, we are Oriental, not Chinese!"
2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Doesn't anyone remember that the beginning of this movie had the hero scientist being chased around a crater where the space ship crashed on Earth by crazy Chinese (or evidently some other Oriental) spies? And the girl spends the whole second half of the film floating around the space ship in her underwear - a lovely touch. You can't rate this kind of masterpiece on the same scale as other movies. It has all the wacky appeal of a painting of Elvis on black velvet or a recording of William Shatner "singing." I saw this movie fifteen years ago and just had a dream about it last night (which is what made me look it up here) and that's extra disturbing. What do you think that's about? Sorry - ten line minimum.


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