Wild, Wild Planet

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Wild, Wild Planet
American release poster
Directed by Anthony M. Dawson
Produced by Joseph Fryd
Written by Renato Moretti
Ivan Reiner
Starring Tony Russel
Lisa Gastoni
Massimo Serato
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino
Cinematography Riccardo Pallottini
Edited by Otello Colangeli
Mercury Film International
Southern Cross Feature Film Company
Distributed by Titanus (Italy)
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (US)
Release date
1 July 1966
Running time
93 minutes
Country Italy
Language Italian

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.[1]


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.

Movie quotes[edit]

"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!" [2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ soundtrack liner notes, Gamma I Quadrilogy
  2. ^ www.badmovies.org

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