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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.

Director:

Primo Zeglio

Writers:

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

Seli
Composed by Marcello Giombini
[Performed by Edda Dell'Orso and Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni (uncredited)]
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A silly curio from a long-gone era....
20 October 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the 1960s, the Italians made some incredibly kooky sci-fi/fantasy films. They're filled with wonderfully over the top sets, groovy 60s tunes and a sensibility that is pure camp. Films like "Danger Diabolik" and "Mission Stardust" are examples of this campy and silly style of movies that we'll never experience again.

When this sci-fi movie starts, some astronauts discover a ship on the moon--and it ain't one of ours. A couple aliens are aboard and they welcome the humans...well, one welcomes them. The other is an inexplicably angry and disdainful hot lady--which ultimately means it'll take the love of one of our sexy he-man heroes to tame her!

So why (other than for the woman to score) did these two come to the moon and approach our astronauts? It seems that one of them is dying and needs medical help. So far, this is a really cool movie with kitschy sets and music and I enjoyed it. Unfortunately, when they all went to Earth things slowed down...a lot. In fact, it all became tedious as wave after wave of ultra-stupid and greedy men kept attacking the alien ship! With the loss of momentum, the film stopped being fun after a while. As a result, I only mildly recommend it.


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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 See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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