The Radio Times logo

Escape from Planet Earth

  • Sci-fi
  • 1967
  • Lee Sholem
  • 83 mins

Summary

Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days.

Advertisement
Powered By
IMDB

Review

A star rating of 1 out of 5.

A rocket crew, led by Incredible Shrinking Man star Grant Williams, are on their way to Venus when Earth is destroyed in an atomic war started by Red China. After much hot-tempered arguing, macho flirting and stalking through corridors they decide to restart the human race somewhere else in space. A comatose cosmic caper fleshed out with stock footage from disaster documentaries and the Japanese Warning from Space (1956) and directed in his usual disinterested manner by schlock maestro Lee (Superman and the Mole People) Sholem. Completely devoid of style or sense, this was made in 1967 but not released until 1972, three years before the supposed 1975 nuclear holocaust depicted here as a papier mâché globe on a string.

How to watch

Loading

Credits

Cast

rolename
Major Kurt MasonGrant Williams
Dr Christopher PerryHenry Wilcoxon
Major Georgianna BronskiMala Powers
ReporterMike Farrell
Mission Control announcerCasey Kasem

Crew

rolename
DirectorLee Sholem

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
Advertisement
Advertisement

RadioTimes.com is getting better. Fresh new look, redesigned programme hub, richer content…

FIND OUT MORE
Advertisement

Sponsored content