Cosmos: War of the Planets (1977 Italy)

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Cosmos: War of the Planets (1977 Italy)

Post  BoG on Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:46 pm

What's Happening: Astronauts marooned on planet with evil robot-computer
Famous For: Second of Brescia's four cheap sci-fi knockoffs; a.k.a. "Cosmo 2000"
I prefer Star Odyssey since I take all Brescia's movies as jokes. But serious-minded fans prefer Cosmos: War of the Planets, which looks and feels more sober than the other pictures in the quasi-series. The colors are more muted, the comedy downplayed, the themes more pertinent. It's still cheap and silly, but it has a few effective moments, including a near-crash landing and some clothed lovemaking-via-computer. People waste much time discussing what to do. They say things like "activate vaporizers!" or "sector HF203 is refracting the passage of any kind of wave!" In this future society, a supercomputer named Wiz makes all of Earth's crucial policy decisions, including the decision to send the space crew to the distant planet that has been broadcasting strange signals into space. The crew aids barbarians against robots, as in War of the Robots, and a barbarian joins the crew. The crew includes one black guy. No characters are distinct, but the evil block-like alien computer has a great gloating super-villain voice.

Goldweber, David Elroy (2012-06-14). Claws & Saucers: Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Film: A Complete Guide: 1902-1982 (Kindle Locations 14391-14420). David E. Goldweber. Kindle Edition.

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