Journey to the 7th Planet

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Journey to the 7th Planet

Post  BoG on Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:59 pm


Dull and uninspired, this one is probably best forgotten. Unfortunately, in the early 2000s it appeared as a double feature on multiple DVDs, so it seems destined to survive. Watching it, you will get the idea that no one involved - not the director, special effects guys, or actors including John Agar - cared about what they were doing. It is actually quite remarkable that half a dozen actors with 75 minutes of film time barely register a single emotion. There is some decent camp, including spacesuit visors that resemble office supply trays. There is an angry stop-motion dinosaur that resembles a one-eyed Barney. There are flat lines such as: "The alien enemy is trying to destroy us with our stupidity and our weaknesses."

Goldweber, David Elroy (2012-06-14). Claws & Saucers: Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Film: A Complete Guide: 1902-1982 (Kindle Locations 41194-41198). David E. Goldweber. Kindle Edition.

QUOTES FROM THE FILM:
Don: "Well, at least we know it can be penetrated."
Eric: "Yes, and that's all we know."

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