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Battle of the Stars (1978)

Battaglie negli spazi stellari (original title)
PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | 17 February 1978 (Italy)
A spaceship investigates an out-of-control planet and discovers a computer that controls an underground civilization.

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(as Al Bradley)
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Captain Mike Layton
Yanti Somer ...
Diane Greene
Walter Maestosi ...
Irk
Massimo De Cecco ...
Azar
Gaetano Balestrieri ...
Colonel Dawson
Massimo Bonetti ...
Lt. Vassilov
Aldo Canti ...
Frank Bimble (as Nick Jordan)
Omero Capanna
Romeo Costantini
Giuseppe Fortis ...
Herman Wesson
Daniele Dublino
Manfred Freyberger ...
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Marco Gelardini
Enrico Gozzo
Raffaele Muraglia
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An insubordinate space captain investigates an apparently deserted but unstable planet after being drawn there by a mysterious gravitational force. He and his expedition discover the remnants of the once dominant civilization living on a subsistence level in caves. Long ago their advanced society had become so complacent that they built a super-computer to run and maintain the machines that supported their indolent, self-indulgent lifestyle. After the machines were destroyed by a meteor shower, the inhabitants found themselves without the knowledge to rebuild them, completely subservient to the computer whose megalomania was now unchallenged. The cruel cyber-despot reveals that it arranged for ship's landing because it needs the skills of the Earthlings to make critical repairs in its damaged circuitry. When the computer announces future plans for the conquest of the Universe, the captain and his crew know it is time to act. Written by (duke1029@aol.com)

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi violence | See all certifications »
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Amok the Sage: [via telepathy] Release them. I am Amok, strangers. My voice is pure thought that reaches the mind.
Ensign Holden: [agitated] Hey, how does that guy know our language?
Captain Hamilton: [intently] Shut up, Richard. It's us. Our brainwaves make the telepathy become sound!
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Deliriously funny bad film
25 July 1999 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

You've probably never heard of "Cosmos: War of the Planets", and that would be unfortunate. A seriously awful movie that has not gotten it's due, "Cosmos" is an Italian production full of hideous dubbing, hilarious dialog, and day-glo colors. For fans of bad sci-fi, I promise that this film is worth searching for. I want to own it.


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