Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. The reason for this becomes apparent when, shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus? Written by
Did You Know?
Most of the movie was filmed in 1967 but due to a lack of financing it wasn't completed until 1972 when the producers had acquired enough money to complete the film, but without any of the original cast members. Lee Sholem
was hired to direct the new footage. See more
The interior hatch shown that is used to move from level to level is far too small for anyone to pass through. In fact, we never see anyone ever actually pass through one. See more
I came to see about supper.
Well, it's the altitude. It works up the appetite.
Edited from Gorath