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Cosmic Princess (1982)

_Space: 1999_ (1975) season 2 episodes The Metamorph and Space Ward were edited together to create this movie about the adrift in space crew of Moonbase Alpha that meets shape-shifting alien Maya and her father who wants their brains.

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Johnny Byrne, Fred Freiberger (as Charles Woodgrove)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Landau ... Commander John Koenig
Barbara Bain ... Dr. Helena Russell
Catherine Schell ... Maya
Tony Anholt ... Tony Verdeschi
Nick Tate ... Alan Carter
Zienia Merton ... Sandra Benes
Brian Blessed ... Mentor
Anouska Hempel ... Annette Fraser
Jeffery Kissoon ... Dr. Ben Vincent
Peter Porteous Peter Porteous ... Petrov
Tony Osoba ... 1st Security Guard
John Judd ... 2nd Security Guard
Trevor Thomas Trevor Thomas ... Refuel Eagle Pilot
Andrew Lodge Andrew Lodge ... Grasshopper
John Hug John Hug ... Bill Fraser
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Earth's Moon is ripped from orbit by a massive nuclear explosion and cast adrift in deep space. It is displaced further into the unknown by two space warps and into range of the volcanic planet Psychon, where the crew of Moonbase Alpha hope to obtain a mineral needed for their survival. But they are lured into a trap by Mentor of Psychon, who wants to drain their souls into a machine for energy needed to transform Psychon back to the paradise it once was. Mentor's daughter, Maya, who has the ability of personal molecular transformation, realizes how fanatical her father has become and helps the Alphans to stop her father. But in the struggle, Mentor's machine's power is released, triggering a series of explosions that cause cataclysm on Psychon and fevered distress in grief-stricken Maya. In the second part Koenig and Tony explore an alien ship while the moon passes through a space warp, leaving the astronauts stranded. Meanwhile, Maya is undergoing some strange disease that causes ... Written by Kevin McCorry <mmccorry@nb.sympatico.ca>

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An Alien Beauty... Hiding A Beast Within!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Princesa Cósmica See more »

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Mono

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This TV movie was edited from scenes of two episodes ("The Metamorph" and "Space Warp") of the TV series Space: 1999 (1975). See more »

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Recorded in "Super Space Stereo" See more »

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Featured as a segment of Mystery Science Theater 3000 with comedic commentary added. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Humanoid Woman (1989) See more »

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Roddenberry's twisted future on acid
22 September 2000 | by InzyWimzySee all my reviews

Ah, I was so fortunate enough to see this on a KTMA MST episode. I can see why it is a made for TV movie which really should have been a made for compost heap. Really cheesy special effects, groovy 70's space clothing, mindless action which gradually distracts the viewer from realizing the mind numbingly stupid plot can all be found in this crossbreed of Star Trek and c**p.

Even a less wrinkly Martin Landau couldn't produce any enjoyment from this. The first half deals with some alien with a really bad hairstylist kidnapping Landau and crew while planning for ruling the universe. Here, we meet Maya (also has bad tastes in salons) who has the ability to change forms through crappy 70's style scene cutting. In the second half of this torture, Landau is separated from the moon base and must figure out how to get back there. Also, to figure out if anyone has been following the storyline. A real hilarious part is when Maya starts tripping out and tearing up the moon base after changing into what looks like a giant mop monster. Lots of bodies flying, slow motion body slams, and crappy studio space sets still cannot save this film. But, to cope with these types of movies, MST3K always helps the easen the pain. Best watched with chips and booze.


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