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The Stranger (1973 TV movie)

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:21 pm    Post subject: The Stranger (1973 TV movie) Reply with quote

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~ Good gosh, what a crudely done poster!

Producers Alan Armer and Gerald Sandford's American version of Britain's "Journey to the Far Side of the Sun" (1969), about an astronaut that lands on Earth's twin planet, complete with English-speaking people and very few noticable cultural differences.

The most appealing aspect of the British original is the lunatic-but-likable idea that this other-Earth is a perfect mirror image of ours, a place where a duplicate of each person on our planet is doing the exact same thing his/her Earth twin is doing, second-by-second.

It makes no sense at all, but it has a nice "Twilight Zone" flavor.

"The Stranger" opts for the somewhat more logical idea that the two "Earth" cultures are similar but the activities on each planet are independent. On the other Earth, astronaut Glenn Corbett is pursued by agents of the dictatorial government, befriended by Sharon Acker, and plotted against by Cameron Mitchell and Steve Franken.

Directed by Lee H. Katzin from a screenplay by co-director Gerald Sanford. Also starring Lew Ayres ("Donovan's Brain"), Dean Jagger, and George Coulouris.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, how 'bout that poster art, huh?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bulldogtrekker and I watched our YouTube downloads of this pilot for an unsold series today while chatting on Facebook. The movie is interesting (though only fair at best), but it does have a great cast of familiar faces:

Glenn Corbett from Star TrekTOS (Zefram Cochrane)

Cameron Mitchell from Flight to Mars

Dean Jagger from X: The Unknown

Tim O'Connor from Buck Rogers

Lew Ayres from numerous sci-fi productions

Here's the YouTube link.



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a category for films like this. Not Released but ESCAPED!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A failed pilot from Bing Crosby's production company. I haven't seen it in decades, but I remember liking it back then.

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