Wild, Wild Planet
|Wild, Wild Planet|
American release poster
|Directed by||Anthony M. Dawson|
|Produced by||Joseph Fryd|
|Written by||Renato Moretti
|Music by||Angelo Francesco Lavagnino|
|Edited by||Otello Colangeli|
Mercury Film International
Southern Cross Feature Film Company
|Distributed by||Titanus (Italy)
|1 July 1966|
Wild, Wild Planet (Italian: I Criminali della Galassia / "Criminals of the Galaxy") is a 1966 Italian science fiction horror film directed by Antonio Margheriti and written by Renato Moretti and Ivan Reiner. Tony Russel stars as Commander Mike Halstead. Also featured are Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero and Massimo Serato. The poor special effects combined with low-budget aesthetics and general cheesy feel of the picture have made it a favorite of bad-movie fans and websites such as badmovies.org.
The film is the first of four "Gamma One" science fiction films. The films were originally contracted by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to be made for TV movies but were released theatrically instead in some countries.
A mad scientist, Dr. Nurmi, is engaged in secret bioengineering experiments. He starts kidnapping important world leaders for use in his eugenics program. Mike Halstead, a rogue cop, goes to the rescue in outer space. This includes rescuing his girlfriend Connie, who is also a captive of the mad scientist.
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"I like the human race the way it is. I'm a person, not a collection of hunks of meat!"
"She's one hundred percent woman. And she is one hundred percent for our commander!" 
- soundtrack liner notes, Gamma I Quadrilogy
- Rottentomatoes listing
- Badmovies.org Review
- on YouTube
- Wild, Wild Planet at the Internet Movie Database
- The Wild, Wild Planet on Turner Classic Movies
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