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Mission Stardust (1967)

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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.


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




Cast overview, first billed only:
Lang Jeffries ... Maj. Perry Rhodan
Essy Persson ... Thora
Luis Dávila ... Capt. Mike Bull
Pinkas Braun ... Arkin
Stefano Sibaldi Stefano Sibaldi ... Dr. Frank Haggard
Daniel Martín ... Capt. Flipper
Joachim Hansen ... Dr. Manoli
John Bartha ... Gen. 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 ... (as Aleyandro Barrera)


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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The science fiction film that staggers the imagination!


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Did You Know?


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


At 11:30, you can see that it was partly cloudy when they filmed the scenes of the astronauts disembarking their spacecraft. The reflection of the clouds and sun are clearly seen on Perry's helmet visor. See more »


Thora: [to Perry Rhodan] Your eyes are very quick... just like your hands.
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Composed by Marcello Giombini
[Performed by Edda Dell'Orso and Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni (uncredited)]
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Not Bad For 1967
15 August 2006 | by LeFebvreCSee all my reviews

Not bad for a movie made 1967 (keep in mind that this was the same time period as the original Star Trek series, whose first season was 1966). Also since the movie was originally filmed in German you'll have to forgive the dubbing which make it look like one of those bad Chinese Kung Fu movies thats been dubbed into English. Although credited with the screenplay I find it hard to believe that Kurt Vogelmann (who wrote some of the Perry Rhodan books) had much in the way to do with the movie. The plot shares some major details of the first two or three Perry Rhodan books, which were more like short stories than full fledged books but takes a few detours to make it fit into a single movie. If you're a fan of the books this is worth a look.

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Release Date:

November 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mission Stardust See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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