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Sunday Cinema: Cosmos – War of the Planets (1977)

From IMDB:

A strange signal arrives on the Earth disturbing all communications, while a UFO appears above the Antarctic sea. Captain Alex Hamilton is sent with his spaceship and crew to the space outside the Solar System to find the origin of that signal. They reach an unknown planet where a giant robot enslaved a whole population of humanoids by taking their psychic energies. The robot’s got his eyes on the Earth, too

As a point of reference, this film was released in the same year as Star Wars.

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1 Comment on Sunday Cinema: Cosmos – War of the Planets (1977)

  1. Oh, I highly recommend this cheesefest! Swiss, cheddar–it’s all in there. I blogged about it around this time last year:

    http://www.thegalaxyexpress.net/2009/12/war-in-space-other-star-wars-of-1977.html

    This crew was the happiest bunch of far out space nuts I’ve ever encountered in an SF film. They were like, laughing and hugging each other over something about every five minutes.

    My favorite part was the holographic love scene.

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