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The Killings at Outpost Zeta (1980)

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A team of men and women investigate the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.

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Stan Wojno ...
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John Raynor
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Barbara Minkus
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A team of men and women investigate the mysterious deaths of two previous expeditions to a strategically important but barren world.

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First one, then another, and another. Who or WHAT is responsible?

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Damn, James Cameron must have ripped this off! I kid.
15 January 2011 | by (Williamsburg, VA) – See all my reviews

Another one of those "SOS because monsters are attacking us" low budget sci-fi flicks. Starfleet sends a rescue team to the barren planet Zeta after two exploratory teams go missing. This mission is of the utmost importance as they were hoping to begin colonization on this Earth-like rock within two months. Once the team of six (four men and two women) get there, they discover everyone dead due to some weird rock monsters (to be said in Fred Schneider voice). In the post-STAR WARS age, it is weird to see something this cheap on screen. Co-directors Robert Emenegger and Allan Sandler certainly seemed ambitious, but only had enough money to create some cheap space suits (motorcycle helmets) and maybe three sets. The monsters are most likely paper mache and are never given a good glimpse. The surface world stuff (shot in some desert) is actually pretty well done. Emenegger and Sandler had an extremely prolific two years after this film, producing close to a dozen cheap-o sci-fi flicks (with titles like LABORATORY, LIFEPOD, TIME WARP) before disappearing in 1981.


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