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To the Stars by Hard Ways (1981)
"Cherez ternii k zvyozdam" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  November 1982 (USA)
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

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Yelena Fadeyeva ...
Vatslav Dvorzhetsky ...
Nadezhda Sementsova ...
Aleksandr Lazarev ...
Aleksandr Mikhaylov ...
Boris Shcherbakov ...
Igor Ledogorov ...
Igor Yasulovich ...
Gleb Strizhenov ...
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A female creature created in space tries to live on earth and has special (and sometimes dangerous) powers.

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Niyya is the sole surviving member of a family of conceptualizing beings who were created by Glan, all of whom were ectogens - persons who were, or are being, gestated in artificial wombs. See more »

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When they are in the "weightless" space station, one can see bubbles coming from one of the actors, revealing that the scene was filmed underwater. See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) See more »

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A small Russian gem from the 80s
29 March 2007 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie begins when a spaceship discover another, derelict spaceship of unknown design and origin. They mount a salvage operation and discover that the crew are human of appearance but with considerable genetic differences. All but one (a woman) are dead.

Next, a group of scientists and officials discuss what to do with this alien called Neeya. They all want to study her, but should she be allowed to study humans as well? She doesn't seem to be able to communicate but has strong mental/telekinetic abilities. They decide to let her live in the house of one scientist with his family, under close surveillance.

As the story progresses we discover that she has a control center in her brain that allow others to take control over her - she has been designed like some sort of robot! Added to this story is a cast of interesting characters, a very unique alien, and lots of twists and turns to the main story.

The special effects are not as good as one have grown accustomed to from recent top-of-the-line Hollywood blockbusters, but they are okay, and manages to avoid being cheesy (which is the most important in my humble view).

All in all it is an excellent science fiction movie. I saw it in the theaters at a recent film festival in a restored version (from 2001 with English subtitles) and it was well worth the time and money. I give it 7/10 and recommend it to you all.


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