In the future when a plane carrying memories and personality matrix of the professor's late daughter plunges into the ocean, a strange occurrences start to happen at the deep ocean lab: a giant manta ray starts sending messages in an attempt to communicates with the deep ocean lab aquanauts. The scientists are determined to resolve the mystery if the mind of professor's daughter was projected onto the mind of the manta ray. Written by
Soviet science fiction never entered realm of space opera. Each and every movie was based either on some good sci-fi book or on some idea and/or concept which is regarded as science fiction.
In a way, there is idea of augmentation of human beings, human consciousness uploaded in memory crystal, accidental evolution jump, sea bed production station and other ideas which were used later in many Hollywood movies.
On the other hand, it is painfully obvious that budget for this movie was limited (sound, photography, scene sets), acting is decent, underwater shots are very nice (too bad they did not have better equipment), and there is a treat for everybody, at least something.
There is politics or ideology, except notion of unified world without war where nuclear fusion is used as main source of energy supply.
It was 1979. and they really could use better bikes, but, like I said, budget was limited.
8/10, with better budget and longer underwater shots it would be 10/10.
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