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Women of the Prehistoric Planet (1966)

A spaceship crashes upon an unexplored planet, and the rescuers sent to search for survivors discover that decades have passed due to time dilation.


Arthur C. Pierce




Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Corey ... Adm. David King
Keith Larsen ... Cmdr. Scott
John Agar ... Dr. Farrell
Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert ... Lt. Red Bradley
Merry Anders ... Lt. Karen Lamont
Irene Tsu ... Linda
Robert Ito ... Tang (as Roberto Ito)
Stuart Margolin ... Chief
Todd Lasswell Todd Lasswell ... Lt. Charles Anderson - Tang's Father (as Todd Laswell)
Kam Tong ... Jung
Ron Stokes Ron Stokes ... Sgt. Allen
Adam Roarke ... Harris
Paul Hampton ... Wilson
Ronald Lyon Ronald Lyon ... Sgt. Nevins (as Ron Lyon)
Sally Frei Sally Frei ... Sally


A space ship crash lands on the third planet of a distant solar system, killing all hands except for a young boy named Tang. The rescue ship arrives some 20 years later. One of the crew, a girl named Linda meets Tang and falls in love with him. They are attacked by the native humanoids of the planet and many of them are killed off. Also, the crew encounters many strange beasts on this strange, but somewhat familiar world. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Film debut of Robert Ito. See more »


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[last lines]
Adm. David King: Mr. Scott, make an entry in the ship's log. On this day, the command ship Cosmos 1 is retiring from the third planet of the Solaris system. As this planet was heretofore unknown, we'll enter its location in the galactic record. From this day forward, the third planet of Solaris will be known as the Blue Planet. We designate it Planet... Earth.
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Caliban and Ariel
Music by Desmond Leslie
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Women of the Plastic-and-Paper Mache' Planet!
26 February 2004 | by Bruce_CookSee all my reviews

Another one of those 1960s sci-fi movies whose poor production standards set your teeth on edge -- but in this case the cast is a hoot!

A space expedition comprised of the prolific John Agar, Wendell Corey ("Cyborg 2087"), Lyle Waggoner ("The Carol Burnette Show"), night club comedian Paul Gilbert (the comic relief), and Stuart Magolin (Angel from "The Rockford Files") lands on an alien world (a studio set), populated by dinosuars (stock-footage lizards) and prehistoric humanoids.

The astronauts provide assistance to two local inhabitants, a man and a woman who serve as a kind of Adam and Eve for this strange world -- which turns out to be Earth! This twist ending was done so often on the Twilight Zone it will never surprise anybody again.

The male humanoid's name is Tang and the female's is Linda ( . . . Linda?). Admittedly the story attempts to interject a few interesting elements; in addition to the roaring lizards, there's a carnivorous plant and a king-sized spider. Remember, I said they TRIED, okay?

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15 April 1966 (USA) See more »

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