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The Shape of Things to Come (1979)

In the future, human race sets up colonies on the Moon, when Earth becomes uninhabitable. A madman decides to destroy the Moon colonies with his robots and automated ships and only three people and their robot dog can stop him.

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Niki
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Senator Smedley
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Jason Caball
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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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Storyline

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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August 1979 (USA)  »

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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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Trivia

Koo Stark was announced for this film but left the project. See more »

Goofs

When Omus is trying to kill Jason with the sonic device. Jason jumps on Omus and take him down. Look closely, Omus has kept his anti-sonic helmet on his head. On the next scene, Jason is taking the helmet, now lying a few feet from Omus. See more »

Quotes

Dr. John Caball: You spoke to us of a new technology, of peace, not war.
Omus: Don't you understand? Once you accept me as ruler, there will be no acts of aggression, only peace. Under my rule, the people will want for nothing.
Dr. John Caball: Except, freedom! Well, the Moon Colony will never accept a dictator. That's one thing we've learned at least from the history of the planet Earth.
Omus: You insult me, Doctor.
Omus: You are the one who inspired me, taught me to place science above all else.
Dr. John Caball: But not above humanity! If I didn't teach you ...
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Crazy Credits

[Prologue] The time is the tomorrow after tomorrow. Earth has been polluted and devastated by the great robot wars and is all but deserted. Man has moved onto the moon, colonised its surface and erected vast cities in what was once wasteland. Ranging further out into deep space he has embarked on an even greater era of adventure and discovery. But the survival of mankind is dependent on a continuing supply of the miracle drug RADIC-Q-2.....And RADIC-Q-2 is produced only on the distant planet DELTA THREE. See more »

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Referenced in Three Point Tony (2016) See more »

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The worst film I ever saw in a cinema
18 May 2007 | by 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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