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Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)

Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women

Released in 1968: (running time 1 hour and 20 minutes) In 1998 astronauts encounter wild women on Venus who want to destroy them when the astronauts kill their reptile god.

Produced by Roger Corman

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich

The Actors: Mamie Van Doren (Moana), Mary Marr (Verba), Paige Lee (Twyla), Gennadi Vernov (astronaut Andre Freneau), Margo Hartman (Mayaway), Irene Orton (Meriama), Pam Helton (Wearie), Frankie Smith (woman of Venus), Georgiy Teykh (Captain Alfred Kern), Judy Cowart (woman of Venus), Vladimir Yemelyanov (Commander William 'Billy' Lockhart), Robin Smith (woman of Venus), Cathie Reimer (woman of Venus), Yuriy Sarantsev (astronaut Howard Sherman), Georgi Zhzhyonov (astronaut Howard Sherman), Adele Valentine (woman of Venus), Peter Bogdanovich (narrator).


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As I write this in the fall of 2012, 73 year old motion picture director Peter Bogdanovich is filming two new movies, "You Are Here" and "Too Late." He began his legendary career in 1959 acting on Broadway and anywhere else that he could, moving behind the camera in 1967 when he directed a television documentary about Howard Hawks. He must have seen the 1965 movie "Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet," where film from a Russian space movie was spliced with new footage of Basil Rathbone and others to make an American space adventure set in the year 2020. But this was the 1960's . . . flower power . . . . make love not war . . . crushed red velvet bell bottom pants . . . free love . . .

Bogdanovich probably thought that the movie didn't reflect the 1960's America that he was experiencing. Maybe he thought that he could change that, and make some coin in the process, by adding new footage that the original producers had either not thought about, or didn't have the courage to add. America was at the beginning of the 'T&A' revolution in media, and Bogdanovich probably knew it.

He possibly figured that if he added a story line about beautiful, scantily clad girls on Venus, the teens of the 1960's would turn this movie into a cult classic. He figured correctly.

He set the movie thirty years into the future in 1998 instead of 2020 like the original, and added a bevvy of beauties in skin-tight pants and sea shell bras. Thus an old Russian space adventure was born a third time as an American space adventure to the planet Venus.

And even when I watch this movie more than 40 years later, like most boys of this world, I still dream of a planet somewhere in our universe that is populated by beautiful blondes, just waiting for us to discover them! Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Gennadi VernovGeorgi-Zhzhyonov
Gennadi VernovGeorgi Zhzhyonov
Georgiy TeykhIrene Orton
Georgiy TeykhIrene Orton
Irene Orton, 1967Mamie Van Doren
Irene Orton, 1967Mamie Van Doren
Mamie Van Doren, 1967Mamie Van Doren and the girls on Venus
Mamie Van Doren, 1967Mamie Van Doren and the girls of Venus
Mamie Van Doren and Venus GirlsMamie Van Doren sun bathing on Venus
Mamie Van Doren and Venus girlsMamie Van Doren sun bathing on Venus
Margot HartmanPaige Lee
Margot HartmanPaige Lee
Paige Lee, 1967Pam Helton
Paige LeePam Helton
John the robotBladimir Yemelyanov
John the RobotVladimir Yemelyanov
Yuriy Sarantsev
Yuriy Sarantsev