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Doppelganger

First feature production of British TV producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and based upon an original by them, Journey is a story of two astronauts' trek to a hitherto-undiscovered planet. Unfortunately, despite some of the finest and most imaginative special effects, and sharp production values, the film is so burdened with confusing elements that it frequently fails to make sense.

With:
Roy Thinnes Ian Hendry Patrick Wymark Lynn Loring Loni von Friedl Herbert Lom

First feature production of British TV producers Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and based upon an original by them, Journey is a story of two astronauts’ trek to a hitherto-undiscovered planet. Unfortunately, despite some of the finest and most imaginative special effects, and sharp production values, the film is so burdened with confusing elements that it frequently fails to make sense.

Narrative proceeds logically through the preparation and launching of the rocket. Astronauts take a pill to induce a three-week sleep during their flight. Thereafter the script falls to pieces in as many parts as their craft. How they return to earth remains a secret, and once back their story is doubted.

Actual star of this picture, uncredited, is the special effects expert who created the absorbing mechanics of the flight for the screen.

Doppelganger

UK

Production: Universal. Director Robert Parrish; Producer Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson; Screenplay Gerry Anderson, Sylvia Anderson, Donald James; Camera John Read; Editor Len Walter; Music Barry Gray; Art Director Bob Bell

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1969. Running time: 100 MIN.

With: Roy Thinnes Ian Hendry Patrick Wymark Lynn Loring Loni von Friedl Herbert Lom

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