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Mars Needs Women -- Five Martians arrive on Earth in search of women with which to repopulate Mars; but their arrival is viewed by the miliary as a prelude to an invasion.


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They were looking for chicks... to go all the way!
Dop leads his fellow Martians to Earth on an interplanetary quest for females. Dop proves that Martians have impeccable taste when one of his first conquests turns out to be sexy scientist Dr. Marjorie Bolen. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tommy Kirk ... Dop - Martian Fellow #1 / Mr. Fast - Seattle Sun Reporter

Yvonne Craig ... Dr. Marjorie Bolen
Warren Hammack ... Martian Doctor / Fellow #2
Tony Huston ... Martian Fellow #3 (as Anthony Houston)
Larry Tanner ... Martian Fellow #4
Cal Duggan ... Martian Fellow #5
Pat Delaney ... Artist Abducted by Martians (as Pat Delany)
Sherry Roberts ... Brenda Knowlan, Abductee
Donna Lindberg ... Stewardess Abducted by Martians
Bubbles Cash ... Stripper Abducted by Martians (as 'Bubbles' Cash)
Byron Lord ... Col. Bob Page, U.S.D.S.
Roger Ready ... Stimmons
Barnett Shaw ... Man at Military Conference
Neil Fletcher ... Secretary of Defense
Chet Davis ... Real Mr. Fast
Ron Scott
George Edgley ... Planetarium Director
Dick Simpson
Don Campbell
Bob Hazlett ... James, Gas Station Attendant
Ann Palmer ... U.S.D.S. Tech
Gordon Bulow
Bill Thurman ... Drunk on Pier

Patrick Cranshaw (as Pat Cranshaw)
Claude Earls
Sally Casey
Bob Lorenz
Sylvia Rundell
David England ... Planetarium Manager

Terry Davis
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larry Buchanan ... Narrator of Planetarium Film (uncredited)

Directed by
Larry Buchanan 
Writing credits
Larry Buchanan 

Produced by
Larry Buchanan .... producer
Edwin Tobolowsky .... associate producer
Original Music by
Ronald Stein (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Robert C. Jessup 
Film Editing by
Larry Buchanan 
Makeup Department
Annabelle Weenick .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Rex Cromwell .... sound recordist
Don Ross .... assistant sound
Special Effects by
Jack Bennett .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert L. Buchanan .... assistant camera
Robert Dracup .... gaffer
Jim Finley .... key grip
Other crew
Joreta C. Cherry .... production coordinator
Crew verified as complete

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83 min
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Australia:PG | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (video rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | USA:Unrated
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The "Space Center," which looks like a big white mushroom, is now the revolving restaurant at the Houston Airport Marriott at George Bush Intercontinental.See more »
Continuity: At the beginning, in the computer room, the girl operating the teletype machine is wearing a green blouse but after the credits she is suddenly wearing a lab coat.See more »
Stimmons:Just how long have we been receiving these mysterious signals from outer space?See more »
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Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Gotham City, 24 October 2004
Author: RetroRoger from United States

Went into this movie expecting Tommy Kirk to do a reprise of his Gogo the Teenage Martian role from 1964's 'Pajama Party'. Instead, we get Dop, a seriously serious 'medical missionary' from the dying red planet, who needs five voluptuous young earth women 'unmarried ... of good health ... and possessing the common indicators of fertility and reproduction'.

The boys from Mars had tried the usual method of standard alien abduction in the movie's opening scenes, snagging a tennis-playing ingenue, a woman taking a shower, and a girl in a restaurant waiting for her beau to get back from the cigarette machine. WE NEVER SEE THESE THREE WOMEN AGAIN. Dop explains this ominously but matter-of-factly to blustering Army Colonel Robert 'Bob' Page: "We have attempted to seize three women by transponder. We have been unsuccessful." Could be the problem was using a transPONDER instead of a transPORTER -- since transPONDERS receive radio signals, not flesh-and-blood females.

So the five Martians decide on the sensible, low-tech direct approach -- hypnosis and kidnapping. And Dop is nonplussed when Colonel Page considers this "an overt action of ... war!" The Martian fellow (successfully) transports himself back to his ship and prepares for their one-UFO invasion.

In the words of the nameless network news announcer " ... the most powerful nation on earth is humbled by five men in a space cylinder hurtling toward the approximate vicinity of ... Houston, Texas."

For the next few minutes, we get to watch exciting stock footage of the X-15 and fighter jets trying to intercept the Martian craft, while Colonel Bob and his aide stare blankly at a loudspeaker explaining all the action.

The aliens land secretly and cautiously debark from their saucer, armed with Ray-O-Vac flashlights and harpoon guns. No wonder they misused the transponder.

Their immediate invasion plans call for securing "earth apparel, an automobile, currency, and a city map" of Houston. Martian operative 'Fellow 3' successfully appropriates the needed currency and map by raiding the nearby Phillips 66 gas station.

The boys' criteria for appropriate female specimens is not unlike Dr. Bill Cortner's search for the perfect body on which to attach his fiancé's severed head in "The Brain That Wouldn't Die". They round up an airline stewardess, a buxom co-ed artist, a homecoming queen (who bears a haunting resemblance to Marilyn Quayle), a stripper (played by local Texas burlesque legend, Bubbles Cash), and Pulitzer Prize-winning geneticist Marjorie Bolen, who, as 'Fellow-2' puts it, "happens to be blessed physically, too -- anatomically-speaking."

Dr. Bolen is played by the 'physically-blessed' Yvonne Craig, who is more recognizable in her skin-tight Batgirl costume from the '60s Batman TV show. Dr. Bolen melts at the insightful DNA questions that Dop asks at her news conference. Soon the Pulitzer-Prizewinner and the Invader from Mars are holding hands at a planetarium, where Dop delivers a heartsick soliloquy about his dying planet.

This movie is ripe with inadvertently funny lines delivered in dead seriousness, like:

"Do not -- repeat -- DO NOT eat any of the earth food."

"You are now, for all practical purposes -- earth men."

"Our time is short ... considering that in the next 20 hours, each of us must survey, choose, examine the medical records of, and abduct a female meeting the exacting qualifications of Operation Sleep-Freeze."

"Dr. Marjorie Bolen turned out to be a stunning brunette, who found it hard to hide her charm behind her horn-rimmed spectacles."

"Tonight: 'Sex and Outer Space' -- A News Conference On Extra-Terrestrial Reproduction by Dr. Marjorie Bolen, One of America's Leading Authorities On Space Medicine, in the Coronado Suite, 10:00 P.M. Only Newsmen with proper press credentials admitted."

"The exotic dancer is secured."

'Mars Needs Women' owes a lot to other great cheesy movies, like the aforementioned 'Brain That Wouldn't', and especially 'Teenagers From Outer Space', and even anticipates 'Revenge of the Nerds', when the geek geneticist wins the day with LUV. Watch this, then chase it down with 'Pajama Party', for a real 60's spaceman/bodacious babe overdose. 4 of 10.

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