Hoping to overthrow his brother as ruler of the planet Metropolis, the evil Graal enlists the help of the insane Dr. Kraspin, who has invented a chemical capable of turning an ordinary person into a perfect soldier. They test this chemical on the pilot Golob, turning the unsuspecting victim into a mindless but indestructable automaton possessing superhuman strength. The people of Metropolis must somehow outwit Graal before he can create an army of these soldiers, or their planet will be destroyed. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Light years beyond tomorrow...
11 April 1979 (Italy)
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Did You Know?
The name of the planet was Metropolis. The name had itself been the title of a famous b&w silent science-fiction film directed by Fritz Lang
(1927)]. Around five years after The Humanoid
(1979), that film would get a major re-issue with a new score composed by Giorgio Moroder
. The Metropolis planet in The Humanoid
(1979) replaced a former name of the planet, that being Earth. Ironically, in the film's closing epilogue, the planet is referred to as Earth and not as Metropolis. See more
The worst that could happen is we'll spend two thousand years in suspended animation. Well... still beats a desk job.
Referenced in Rapture