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
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Mike Farrell (Reporter 1), and Wayne Rogers (Press Man) both went on to become regulars on the TV version of M*A*S*H, but they never met on M*A*S*H. Wayne Rogers, who played Trapper John McIntyre, left the show after the third season ostensibly by being discharged (during hiatus). Mike Farrell was brought in as his replacement, B. J. Hunnicut, at the beginning of season four and stayed for the remaining eight seasons. See more
When Katie accidentally hits the button to open the outer airlock door, the differential pressure should have sucked both her and Captain Mason out the hatch, instead of letting them float inside while their bodies suffered no greater injury than passenger nosebleed on a first-generation airliner. To say nothing of the fact that no airlock system, even during Project Apollo, would be that easy to open by accident. See more
[to Marion Turner
You know, without your glasses, you're a very pretty doctor.
Edited from The Wizard of Mars