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Mission Stardust (1967)

...4 ..3 ..2 ..1 ...morte (original title)
A team of astronauts is sent to the moon to rescue an alien who is seeking help to save her dying race. They are attacked by a force of bandit robots and discover that enemy spies are out to kill the alien.

Director:

Primo Zeglio

Writers:

Kurt Vogelmann (screenplay) (as K.H. Vogelmann), Sergio Donati (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lang Jeffries ... Maj. Perry Rhodan
Essy Persson Essy Persson ... Thora
Luis Dávila ... Captain Mike Bull
Pinkas Braun ... Arkin
Stefano Sibaldi Stefano Sibaldi ... Dr. Frank Haggard
Daniel Martín ... Captain Flipper
Joachim Hansen ... Dr. Manoli
John Bartha John Bartha ... General Roon (as Janos Bartha)
John Karlsen ... Crest
Ann Smyrner ... Dr. Sheridan
Lisa Halvorsen Lisa Halvorsen ... Nurse Silva
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Mr. Moreland
Gino Marturano Gino Marturano
Mirella Pamphili ... (as Mirella Pompili)
Dakar Dakar ... (as Aleyandro Barrera)
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Storyline

This film is based on the popular pulp novel series Perry Rhodan. The story begins with the spacecraft Stardust being launched from Earth to explore the moon in an attempt to discover new deposits of a new element, much more powerful than Uranium or any other source of energy ever discovered. The plot takes a split approach with the Stardust being taken over by a mysterious force, causing it to land on the Dark side of the Moon, and out of contact with Earth. Meanwhile on earth, an organized crime boss has planted an agent amongst the crew of the Stardust to attempt to take the energy source somehow, if it is found. Soon Perry Rhodan and his crew discover an alien starship which has had to make an emergency landing on the Moon due to technical problems. The ship is commanded by the Alien Crest and the beautiful captain Thora. They are informed that Crest, one of the last great scientists of their dying civilization is very ill.The Stardust's Doctor is asked to examine Crest and he ... Written by Rich Sensale

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Taglines:

The science fiction film that staggers the imagination!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Italy | West Germany | Spain | Monaco

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission Stardust See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The helicopter seen in this production is the iconic and then popular Bell 47G. See more »

Goofs

To accomplish the effect of an invisible forcefield being pressed against a man, the FX dept used a pane of glass. Unfortunately, you can see a reflection of the actor and a prop in his hands in it at 56:43 or so. See more »

Quotes

Thora: [to Perry Rhodan] Your eyes are very quick... just like your hands.
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Edited into Out of this World Super Shock Show (2007) See more »

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Seli
Composed by Marcello Giombini
[Performed by Edda Dell'Orso and Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni (uncredited)]
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4...3...2...1....boredom
12 June 2017 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

The utterly astonishing Primo Zelgio has surpassed all previous efforts of directors of bad Italian sci-fi movies by making his the most boring of all, and how does he do that? By setting most of it on Earth in the sixties of course! I would have never thought of that.

A bunch of astronauts head off for the moon for precious metals only to find a crashed alien ship there with an old dying man and an extremely smug woman who initially appears to be wearing two brillo pads on her chest. This smug alien thinks mankind are morons even though they have a ship that works and can cure the old man's disease, and therefore we are dragged kicking and screaming through another 'battle of the sexes' plot.

To make things worse, everyone head back to Earth to cure the old man, but the local government are trying to attack the ship and there's some rich (and gay, it's suggest?) guy who wants the ship or something. I'm so glad Star Wars came along and gave the Italian film industry something decent to rip off, because these early sci-fi films are boring beyond belief.

There are only two good aspects to this film: The terrible effects and the rubbery faced-alien robot guys who shoot lasers from their eyes. Of course to keep the film as boring as possible the director waits until the last fifteen minutes to start the action going, but by that point you'll be totally nodding off.


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