First Spaceship on Venus
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First Spaceship on Venus
Originally released in East Germany as Der Schweigende Stern ("The Silent Star") and in Poland as Milczaca gwiazda, First Spaceship on Venus was partially intended as an anti-nuclear tract. In 1985, a strange, extraterrestrial spool is discovered, leading to a manned expedition to Venus. The multinational crew includes American Brinkman (Gunther Simon), African Talua (Juliusz Ongewe), and Japanese Sumiko Ogimura (Yoko Tani). After several special-effects setpieces (and reams of dogmatic dialogue later), the crew lands on Venus, only to discover that the planet's population was… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Non-sensical dub-fest in which a bunch of dry international dolts head out to Venus -- slowly."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Among DEFA's minor treasures, and with a Dr. Strangelove character as Henry Gibson might have played him."
‑ Jake Euker,
"Strangely effective, rather depressing sci-fi flick,"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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