Doomsday Machine (1972) watch online HD
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Most of the movie was filmed in 1967 but due to a lack of financing it wasn't completed until 1972 when the producers had acquired enough money to complete the film, but without any of the original cast members. Lee Sholem was hired to direct the new footage.
The climax was originally meant to take place on the surface of Venus but the production simply didn't have enough money for that. Instead, the ending was hastily rewritten to be set inside a spaceship.
Hosted by Elvira Mistress of the Dark on her show "Movie Macabre" on August 27 1983.
This film uses several special effects shots from Yôsei Gorasu (1962) (including most of the exterior shots of space flight involving the ship and other space stations). Many of the other shots of both the spacecraft (showing a completely different craft than featured in the "Yosei Gorasu" footage) and interior shots of television screens are taken from The Wizard of Mars (1965).
The cutting tool that Danny (Bobby Van) carries with him in his final scene is a Zero-M Sonic Blaster, a spy toy made by Mattel in 1966.
Final film of director Lee Sholem.
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Ruta Lee||-||Dr. Marion Turner|
|Mala Powers||-||Maj. Georgianna Bronski|
|James Craig||-||Dr. Haines|
|Grant Williams||-||Maj. Kurt Mason|
|Henry Wilcoxon||-||Dr. Christopher Perry|
|Chia Essie Lin||-||Girl Spy (as Essie Lin Chia)|
|Casey Kasem||-||Mission Control Officer|
|Lorri Scott||-||Lt. Katie Carlson|
|Denny Miller||-||Col. Don Price (as Scott Miller)|
|Mike Farrell||-||1st Reporter|
|Mark Bailey||-||Major / Astronaut|