Strange New World
After 180 years in a cryogenic freeze, a trio of astronauts returns to Earth, only to find giant asteroids have devastated the planet. They encounter weird new cities, strange civilizations and bizarre descendants of Earth's distant past.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 18, 2010
- Originally Released: 1976
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Saxon, Kathleen Miller, Keene Curtis, James Olson, Martine Beswick, Reb Brown & Ford Rainey|
|Performer:||Catherine Bach & Richard Farnsworth|
|Directed by||Robert Butler|
Rating: 2.5/5 -- Everything you'd expect to find wrong with a failed mid-70s television series attempt can be found here. Full Review
[Gene] Roddenberry isn't actually involved in this film but you'd never guess from the script, which comes right out of the Star Trek playbook. Full Review
Description by OLDIES.com:
Cult icon John Saxon (Enter the Dragon/) battles clones, barbarians, beasts and more in this startling sci-fi adventure based on concepts developed by Gene Roddenberry, the visionary creator of Star Trek. After 180 years in a cryogenic freeze, a trio of astronauts returns to Earth, only to find giant asteroids have devastated the planet. Roaming across America's vast wastelands, they encounter weird new cities, strange civilizations and bizarre descendants of Earth's distant past. Co-written by Academy Award winner Walon Green (The Wild Bunch), Strange New World features foxy film femmes Martine Beswick (Thunderball), Catherine Bach (The Dukes of Hazzard) and 1974 Playmate of the Year Cynthia Wood (Apocalypse Now) in an otherworldly thriller where Earth itself is the final frontier.
Three astronauts return to Earth after 180 years in suspended animation to find that scientists have discovered eternal life through cloning.