A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an ufo appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space ... See full summary »
A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while an ufo appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. They reach an unknow planet where a giant robot enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies. The robot's got his eyes on the Earth, too... Written by
This is one of the only movies I can watch over and over and always enjoy. I usually put it on just as I'm going to bed and let it lead me off to dreamy land . . . It's true that many people don't like this movie, or just consider it a poor Italian rip-off of Star Wars or Space 1999, or something else, but for some odd reason that I haven't been able to figure out, it's extremely compelling and really holds my attention. Yes, the sets are cheap, the costumes are pretty silly, and the special effects look extremely fake, but even so, some rare quality seeps through all the external cheesiness and something sticks with you! There are some unique ideas expressed in this film. There is also technology not seen in other movies. For example, the view screen on the bridge of the spaceship MK31 often shows a view of the MK31 itself as it files through space, as though there is some type of remote camera flying behind the ship, or beside it, for the sole purpose of the crew being able to view their own ship in flight. How this is achieved, I don't know. It's obviously a technology far ahead of what we have. It's not the kind of detail you notice right away, but once you do, it's fascinating! There's a lot of food for thought here. I thought about this movie for days after I first saw it and then began to watch it regularly. After a while, all other movies looked weird in comparison. One of the most interesting movies I've ever seen.
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