Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962) starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen
Synopsis of Journey to the Seventh Planet
Journey to the Seventh Planet is a campy science fiction movie. It’s set in the “distance future” of 2001. In this utopia, the United Nations now rules the planet. And poverty and war are gone. Humanity now has the resources to explore their solar system. By this time, humanity has explored most of the solar system. Except for the seventh planet, Uranus. So they send a team to explore … But instead of a lifeless world, they find … a Danish village?
Review of Journey to the Seventh Planet
First, the main problem with Journey to the Seventh Planet is that the story has been told a great many times. The underlying plot is that, on the Journey to the Seventh Planet, the crew pass out and lose some time. While the captain (John Agar) hears a mysterious voice informing them of its’ nefarious intentions. When they land, they see a fantasy. What should be an uninhabitable world is quite hospitable, complete with a Danish village. Various beauties live in the village is. Chief among them Greta Thyssen, that the men know or have dreamed about.
It turns out that an evil mind is controlling the planet. So it reads the men’s minds and projecting illusions to control them. Eventually, our intrepid crew pushes onward to a confrontation with it. Along the way, they confront their worst nightmares. Including spiders and a giant cyclops rat.
In short, Journey to the Seventh Planet is an average movie. It has some hammy acting and some beautiful eye candy. Thanks to Greta Thyssen and the other beauties. I rate it three stars out of 5.
Haven’t I seen you somewhere before?
- John Agar (Tarantula, Sands of Iwo Jima) … Capt. Don Graham
- Carl Ottosen (Reptilicus) … Commander Eric
- Ove Sprogøe … Barry O’Sullivan
- Louis Miehe-Renard … Svend
- Peter Mönch … Karl
- Greta Thyssen (Terror is a Man, Sappy Bull Fighters) … Greta Thyssen
- Ann Smyrner (Reptilicus) … Ingrid
- Mimi Heinrich (Reptilicus) … Ursula
- Annie Birgit Garde … Ellen
- Ulla Moritz … Lise
- Bente Juul … Colleen
Editorial review of Journey to the Seventh Planet, courtesy of Amazon.com
You Are in Space … Beyond Space! In futuristic 2001, the United Nations has sent a special team of scientists to explore Uranus. And what this interstellar crew discovers is a planet not unlike Earth- complete with a small Danish village filled with voluptuous women! But underneath the utopian veneer is a so powerful and so heinous that it’s using the crew’s memories against them so it can take their spaceship back to Earth – and conquer it! Wonderfully directed by cult producer, writer and director, Sidney W. Pink (Reptilicus, The Angry Red Planet) and featuring campy performances by John Agar (Invisible Invaders, Miracle Mile) and Greta Thyssen (Terror is a Man) with an amazing title song by Mitchell Tableporter (aka Teepee Mitchell). This Danish and American co-production is now considered to be one of the greatest cult classics of all time.