Voyage To The Prehistoric Planet 1965

In 2020, after the colonization of the moon, the spaceships Vega, Sirius and Capella are launched from Lunar Station 7. They are to explore Venus under the command of Professor Hartman, but an asteroid collides and explodes Capella. The leader ship Vega stays orbiting and sends the astronauts Kern and Sherman with the robot John to the surface of Venus, but they have problems with communication with Dr. Marsha Evans in Vega. The Sirius lands in Venus and Commander Brendan Lockhart, Andre Ferneau and Hans Walter explore the planet and are attacked by prehistoric animals. They use a vehicle to seek Kern and Sherman while collecting samples from the planet. Meanwhile John helps the two cosmonauts to survive in the hostile land.

The Cast

Basil Rathbone-Prof. Hartman, Lunar 7
Faith Domergue-Dr. Marsha Evans, Vega
Marc Shannon-
Christopher Brand-
John Bix-John the Robot
Lewis Keane-
Gennadi Vernov-Andre Ferneau, Sirius
Georgi Zhzhyonov-Hans Walters, Sirius

The Director: Curtis Harrington
The Writers: Curtis Harrington, Aleksandr Kazantsev, Pavel Klushantsev
Music by: Ronald Stein

Film Trivia

Most of the credits on the U.S. version are phony in order to hide the fact that the film was made in Russia.
Originally made in the Soviet Union as Planeta bur (1962)
This film re-used the theme music from Dinosaurus! (1960).
Never released to theaters. The film was sold directly to TV syndication.
This film is really Planeta bur (1962), dubbed into English. New, brief scenes with Basil Rathbone and Faith Domergue were shot and edited onto the Russian original.
The sound the land vehicle makes when in motion is also heard many times in The Outer Limits.
In much the same way as Raymond Burr "starred" in the American version of the original 1954 Godzilla, Basil Rathbone and Faith Domergue share top-billing in this dubbed version of the USSR made sci-fi programmer Planet Bur. Unlike Godzilla, this film was never released in theatres, and instead went straight to television.
The film takes place in 2020.
The sound heard along with the robot's voice as he speaks is the same sound heard on the bridge of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek TOS.