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Mission Mars (1968)

G | | Sci-Fi | 26 July 1968 (USA)
Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.


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Cast overview:
Col. Mike Blaiswick
George De Vries ...
Heather Hewitt ...
Edith Blaiswick
Michael DeBeausset ...
Cliff Lawson
Shirley Parker ...
Alice Grant
Bill Kelly ...
Russian Astronaut
Chuck Zink ...
Radio Technician
Ralph Miller ...
Art Barker ...
Monroe Myers ...
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Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.

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The mission liftoff is depicted by stock NASA footage of three different rocket takeoffs; SA-201, SA-202, and a third, unidentified Atlas rocket. Several rocket scenes of the landing and second takeoff make use of the Atlas rocket footage. See more »


The same stock NASA footage of a stage separation is used three times. First during the actual stage separation, then in reverse to depict the docking of the supply ship, and once again in reverse and zoomed in to depict the landing on Mars. See more »


Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »


No More Tears
Written by Gus Pardalis
Sung by Sturg Pardalis
Music by The Forum Quorum
through special arrangement with Hal Davis
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Well, it's not the worst 60s sci-film I've ever seen....though this is hardly a glowing endorsement.
25 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

"Mission Mars" is a rather crappy sci-fi film overall. It looked good at first but some shoddy directing, editing and writing as well as a goofy finale (complete with a giant tin foil monster) really made this movie a chore to watch! The editing consisted of lots of flashback and scenes back on Earth that almost seemed randomly inserted--as was the strange and ill-fitting 60s music. It's a shame because the movie appeared to be a serious sort of realistic sci-fi look at a near-future flight to Mars and even featured some decent actors (Nick Adams and Darren McGavin). But decent actors just aren't enough when the film's deficits are this obvious. I love sci-fi...but I didn't love "Mission Mars"!

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