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The movie is great for dealing with an intangible 'the Sun',
The fact that this Sci-Fi movie deals with an intangible , The Sun, is enough to fully applaud this movie for its mission & plot. In addition, often Sci-Fi future movies fails to support any notion that futuristic space crews will be representative of many nations not simply the USA (aka the First spaceship on Venus). Plus, Seeing veteran Western actors Chuck Heston and Jack Palace, was great and disproves such notion that actors should make films within 'popularity genre', in fact, this may be been Mr. Heston's 5th or 6th Sci-Fi film, "we mortals are not worthy for such an honor". Heck, even legends Kirk Douglas and 007 Mr. Connery have done several Sci-Fi's films, as well. However, the contemporary cast of Tim matheson, Schofield, and Haywood did an excellent job notwithstanding. I say, rent the movie.
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