Journey To The Seventh Planet (1962)


journey_to_the_seventh_planet_poster_022JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET (1962) Since early 60s science fiction was largely marketed to teenage boys, Journey To The Seventh Planet proved to be a much better marquee title than Journey To Uranus, wouldn’t you agree? A glimpse into the future, 1962-style. It’s the year 2001, the voice-over tells us, and Earth is “no longer wracked by wars and threats of annihilation. Man has learned to live with himself.” How things have changed. Fortunately, the movies of the 50s and 60s still hadn’t, as you can tell when we first eavesdrop on a crew, headed by B-movie great John Agar, making their way to your anu… uh, Uranus. Pinning up pin-up girls and talkin’ about the gals they left behind. And… they’ve barely even gotten under way. No telling what they’ll be pounding after 1.6 billion miles in space. This MGM flick is low-grade fare that has aliens using mind-control, in pretty psychedelic sequences for 1962. All of this explains the endlessly seductive babes our intrepid voyagers find on the seventh planet. It all plays like an episode of The Twilight Zone, with candy colors and more elaborate effects, while it’s plot line is similar in concept to Ray Bradbury’s “Mars Is Heaven.” Whatever you do, don’t miss the incredible end credits love theme, sung by Otto Brandenburg (HERE, if you’re the impatient type). TAG LINE: You Are There In Space Beyond Space! DIALOG ALERT: “She gave me a couple of ideas… yesss sir!” Find Journey To The Seventh Planet at Amazon, HERE. New Movies, Fridays ‘Round Midnight.

2 Comments

  • 1
    Exeter
    May 3, 2014 - 19:27 | Permalink

    WoW!

    One of my all time favorites! (for some reason; maybe the Jim Danforth cyclops rodent!)

  • 2
    May 6, 2014 - 10:29 | Permalink

    love that poster (or is it a lobby card) the artwork is awesome!

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