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Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983)

Three people are transported into a parallel reality, where they find they must use modern technology, but medieval weapons, in order to save the citizenry from a murderous warlord.

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Terry Marcel

Writers:

Terry Marcel (original story and screenplay), Harry Robertson (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Hatch ... Dan
Kay Lenz ... Carrie
John Saxon ... Kleel
Peter O'Farrell ... Malachi
Ray Charleson Ray Charleson ... The Greenman
Kenneth Hendel Kenneth Hendel ... Dr Hartmann
Philip Van der Byl Philip Van der Byl ... The Manbeast
Larry Taylor ... Vosk
Dawn Abraham Dawn Abraham ... Shareen
Ron Smerczak ... Head Trader
Charles Comyn Charles Comyn ... Treet
Ian Steadman Ian Steadman ... 1st Prisoner
Bill Flynn Bill Flynn ... 2nd Prisoner
Danie Voges Danie Voges ... Giant Nabu
Myles Robertson Myles Robertson ... Waterbeast
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Storyline

Through a series of coincidences, Carrie, Dan and Dr. Hartmann all fall through a teleporter device Hartmann has invented. Transported to a what appears to be a prehistoric world in a parallel universe and unable to find the Doctor, Dan and Carrie must figure out a way to get back home. Before they can do that, however, they must deal with tribes of savage cavemen, as well as brutal warlord named Kleel who has taken a liking to Carrie and seems to be unusually well-supplied with Earth technology. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apodrasi hilion kindynon See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Mono

Color:

Color

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1.66 : 1
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Featured ("riffed") on an episode of Rifftrax. See more »

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When the rock spirits burst out of the ground, the earth opens up along perfect lines, showing them to be trapdoors. See more »

Quotes

Carrie Madison: [Carrie and Dan are climbing a cliff, and Dan helps her up by pushing on her bottom] I am quite able to do this by myself, so if you don't mind, please take your hand off my butt!
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Down the Hatch!
28 June 2008 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"A scientist has developed a matter transmitter that he is able to demonstrate for two people, when an earthquake occurs, disrupting the test and plunging the trio into a parallel universe. The trio must adjust to the strange new world, where medieval weaponry is mixed with modern technology, all the while trying to find a way to travel back home. The scientist becomes separated from the young couple and they attempt to find him, all the while a warlord is trying to stop them, so he can take the young woman for his own," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

Richard Hatch (as Dan) and Kay Lenz (as Carrie) are both athletic and attractive, in this vapid and vacuous parallel universe adventure. In Terry Marcel's "Prisoners of the Lost Universe", Mr. Hatch and Ms. Lenz get to say naughtier words than they said on episodic television; and, of course, they banter before falling in love. The strange universe looks exactly like our Earth; however, it populated with amusingly costumed and made-up actors. It looks like it should have been a lot more fun.

** Prisoners of the Lost Universe (1983) Terry Marcel ~ Richard Hatch, Kay Lenz, John Saxon


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