A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.
An Old Sci-Fi Movie from Back in the Day
After the United States builds a space station in outer space to protect itself against hostile missiles, America's enemies make it a high priority to get one of their agents on board the station in an attempt to destroy it. They soon come up with a plan to replace an esteemed scientist named "Dr. Wernher" (Larry Johns) with an exact duplicate and give him orders to hasten the station's destruction immediately. On a separate note, due to political considerations, an ambitious female pilot by the name of "Colonel Briteis" (Donna Martell) is given a high priority assignment of flying a rocket ship to the dark side of the moon which creates a great deal of animosity between her and the original pilot named "Major Bill Moore" (Ross Ford). To further add to the tension, Dr. Wernher's duplicate is also on board the same flight and seems to have developed an unusual interest in the rocket's navigation. Now rather than reveal any more I will just say that this campy sci-fi film probably won't rate too highly with modern viewers today based in large part to the lack of action and CGI. Additionally, the plot was predictable and the acting clearly second rate. Having said all of that, however, while it certainly won't measure up to today's standards, the special effects weren't all that bad considering the era in which this film was produced. Of course, the fact that this was one of the movies I used to enjoy as a kid also has some bearing on my feelings as well. Yet, as generous as I would like to be, I honestly cannot ignore the obvious flaws mentioned earlier and for that reason I have rated this film accordingly. Slightly below average.
- Jun 14, 2017
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