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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)
"Doppelgänger" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  11 November 1969 (USA)
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A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to ... See full summary »

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Colonel Glenn Ross
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John Kane
Patrick Wymark ...
Jason Webb
Lynn Loring ...
Sharon Ross
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Lisa Hartmann
Franco De Rosa ...
Paulo Landi (as Franco Derosa)
George Sewell ...
Mark Neuman
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David Poulson (as Edward Bishop)
Philip Madoc ...
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Vladek Sheybal ...
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A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth's but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced by the presence of the Council director and his staff. Released to the custody of his wife, he soon learns things are not as they seem. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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planet | astronaut | sun | 2060s | outer space | See more »

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You will meet yourself face-to-face when Earth meets its duplicate in outer space! See more »

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11 November 1969 (USA)  »

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Many of the sets, costumes and vehicles (and even some of the cast members) were reused in Gerry Anderson's TV series UFO (1969). See more »

Goofs

When placing the astronauts in the capsule, we see Roy Thinnes facing us on the left-hand side and Ian Hendry on the right-hand side of the capsule. A few seconds later, the positions are reversed and remain so throughout the scenes involving the capsule. See more »

Quotes

David Poulson: Does our side have anything like this?
Mark Neuman: We do now.
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A favorite of mine from my teenage years
8 December 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I never claimed this film to be a masterwork. But, when I was a teenage boy, growing up during the Apollo project and the original Star Trek years, I found this film to be imaginative and thought provoking. The music score was especially to my liking - I didn't realize why at the time, but later in my career I came to understand what a fine composer Barry Gray was (I'm a school band director). The criticism offered in many reviews is unjustified. I recently purchased the DVD edition to add to my collection of 1950-77 sci-fi films (the "pre Star Wars" era). I always have held the film as one of the best of the era, largely because of its appeal to the emotions of "awe" and the film's visual and musical effects. Well worth owning, and far better than most of the junk produced during this era (with exceptions such as George Pal films, and of course, the entire Star Trek franchise).


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