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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.


(as Al Bradley)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Mike Layton
Yanti Somer ...
Diane Greene
Walter Maestosi ...
Massimo De Cecco ...
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 ...
Marco Gelardini
Enrico Gozzo
Raffaele Muraglia


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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An embarrassment, even for an Italian sci-fi movie
15 February 2004 | by (Arizona USA) – See all my reviews

WAR OF THE PLANETS (1977) ½* John Richardson, Yanti Sommer, West Buchanan, Ely King. In this film by Alfonso Brescia (as "Al Bradley"), astronauts land on an alien planet and agree to help its humanoid inhabitants battle a super-computer that has taken over the planet. Even by 1977 standards, the sets, costumes and special effects look badly dated, the dialogue is often incomprehensible and the performances are uniformly languid. The theme of the film--that man shouldn't become too heavily dependent on machines--simply gets lost in the muck. The Italians were never that good at sci-fi, but this movie is truly an embarrassment.

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