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The Shape of Things to Come (1979)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  August 1979 (USA)
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Omus
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Nikki
Barry Morse ...
Dr. John Caball
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Sen. Smedley
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Jason Caball
Anne-Marie Martin ...
Kim Smedley (as Eddie Benton)
Greg Swanson ...
Sparks (voice)
Mark Parr ...
Sparks
William Hutt ...
Lomax (voice)
Ardon Bess ...
Merrick
Lynda Mason Green ...
Lunar technician (as Lynn Green)
Albert Humphries ...
Robot technician
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Spacesuited man
Michael Klingbell ...
Robot
Jonathan Hartman ...
Robot
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Planet Earth is a devastated wasteland, and what's left of humanity has colonized the Moon in domed cities. Humanity's continued survival depends on an anti-radiation drug only available on planet Delta Three, which has been taken over by Omus, a brilliant but mad mechanic who places no value on human life. Omus wants to come to the Moon to rule and intends to attack it by ramming robot-controlled spaceships into the domes. Dr. John Caball, his son Jason, Jason's friend, Kim, and a robot named Sparks embark on Caball's space battlecruiser on an unauthorized mission to Delta Three to stop Omus. Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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Beyond the earth... Beyond the moon... Beyond your wildest imagination!

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H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things to Come  »

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CAD 3,200,000 (estimated)
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Koo Stark was announced for this film but left the project. See more »

Goofs

In the opening lines of text with which the film begins, the word "it's" is misused (??"Man has moved onto the moon, colonised it's surface and erected..."). It should be "its" ("Man has moved onto the moon, colonised its surface..."). See more »

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Referenced in The O.C.: The Shape of Things to Come (2005) See more »

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The worst film I ever saw in a cinema
18 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A sinful waste of good actors. I saw this with my father in 1979 and we agreed then that it was the worst film we had ever seen. We have not changed our opinions since.

The airfix special effects, the purple blood, the attempt to circumvent zero-budget production-design with cheap sci-fi chicanery in the dialogue....above all the JUMP TO HYPERSPACE! ...in which a plastic model continues to pass tortoise-like in front of a black curtain with a few holes representing stars at exactly the same speed it was doing before.

Tear out your eyes before buying this, you'll be happier.


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