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Release Date:
29 July 1966 (Italy) See more »
The earth is surrounded by floods, earthquakes and disasters.
Scientists try to prevent a collision between Earth and a planet that is heading for it. | Add synopsis »
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The war between me and my television set. See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order)
Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Cmdr. Rod Jackson (as Jack Stuart)
Ombretta Colli ... Lt. Terry Sanchez (as Amber Collins)
Enzo Fiermonte ... Gen. Norton

Halina Zalewska ... Janet Norton (as Alina Zalewska)
Goffredo Unger ... Perkinson (as Freddy Unger)
Pietro Martellanza ... Dubrowski (as Peter Martell)
John Bartha ... Dr. Smith
Marco Bogliani
Vera Dolen
Renato Montalbano
Giuliano Raffaelli
Franco Ressel
Nino Vingelli
Piero Pastore
Maria Pia Conte
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nestore Cavaricci ... Control room technician (uncredited)

Les Tremayne ... Gen. Norton (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Antonio Margheriti  (as Anthony Dawson)
Writing credits
Ivan Reiner (story) &
Renato Moretti (story) (as Ralph Moody)

Ivan Reiner (screenplay) &
Renato Moretti (screenplay) (as Ralph Moody)

Produced by
Joseph Fryd .... producer
Walter Manley .... associate producer
Antonio Margheriti .... producer (as Anthony Margheriti)
Ivan Reiner .... associate producer
Original Music by
Angelo Francesco Lavagnino 
Cinematography by
Riccardo Pallottini 
Film Editing by
Otello Colangeli 
Production Design by
Piero Poletto 
Costume Design by
Berenice Sparano 
Makeup Department
Italia Cambi .... hair stylist
Euclide Santoli .... makeup artist
Production Management
Renato De Pasqualis .... production supervisor
Giovanni Masini .... production manager (as John Masin)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruggero Deodato .... first assistant director
Nino Fruscella .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Fausto Achilli .... sound mixer
Vittorio Massi .... sound engineer
Sandro Occhetti .... sound mixer (as Sandro Ochetti)
Camera and Electrical Department
Gastone Di Giovanni .... camera operator
Angelo Pennoni .... still photographer
Giovanni Raffaldi .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Maria Napoleoni .... assistant editor (as Maria Napoleone)
Other crew
Eva Koltay .... script supervisor
Rodolfo Mecacci .... production secretary
Archie Savage .... choreographer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Il pianeta errante" - Italy (original title)
"Gamma I Quadrilogy Vol. 3" - USA (series title)
"Planet on the Prowl" - USA (TV title)
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80 min | USA:77 min (remastered)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Cmdr. Rod Jackson:This thing is obviously determined to crash its way through the Universe.
Lt. Terry Sanchez:We won't let it.
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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The war between me and my television set., 18 January 2007
Author: copper1963 from Staten Island, New York

If televisions were still blessed with rabbit ears, this movie would have driven me to a tug-of-war between man and machine--ending with the loser embarking on a hasty trip to outer space. An asteroid of less than mammoth proportions is released from its intergalactic moorings and is sent hurtling toward Earth. Needless to say, havoc and chaos ensues. It usually does. And a crack crew is sent up to investigate and advise on the situation. The sets and props have an old "Tommorrowland" feel about them. I can't tell if any of the actors are giving good performances. They're all dubbed. And poorly at that. I do recognize the lead actor as the fellow who played Vincent Price's nemesis in Last Man on Earth. But just when you think all is lost, the final scene arrives like a wayward rescue craft. The movie, in need of repair, saves itself with a scene so well shot, so well staged, and so well scored, it will leave you speechless. And later it will leave you muttering to yourself..."what could have been...what could have been." Blast off!

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