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Posted on: March 19, 2013

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Genres: Sci-Fi
Actors: Roy Thinnes , Ian Hendry , Patrick Wymark , Lynn Loring , Loni von Friedl , Franco De Rosa , George Sewell , Ed Bishop , Philip Madoc , Vladek Sheybal , George Mikell , Herbert Lom
Director: Robert Parrish
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 1969
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10 (1533 votes)

A planet is discovered in the same orbit as Earth’s but is located on the exact opposite side of the sun, making it not visible from Earth. The European Space Exploration Council decide to send American astronaut Glenn Ross and British scientist John Kane via spaceship to explore the other planet. After a disastrous crash-landing Ross awakes to learn that Kane lies near death and that they apparently have returned to Earth, as evidenced by the presence of the Council director and his staff. Released to the custody of his wife, he soon learns things are not as they seem.

Film Review

This is a really really bad movie. However It’s good to laugh at the horrible ideas and "special" effects. The plot centers around an EU space agency that discovers a 10th planet that orbits directly opposite the Earth. They send a maned mission (they have been to Mars and have yet to discover this planet? Is anybody stupid enough to fall for this?) to the planet and can you believe it, it’s the mirror image of the planet they came from. Most everything is predictable from that point. Honestly from the title of the movie you can guess just about everything. The only surprising thing here is a maned space program run by Eurpoeans 🙂 There really can be no excuse for the plot concept or execution. So it’s good for a laugh or maybe if you are in an altered state of consciousness.

I'm also a SF buff, among other genres, and I especially like those films from 60's and 70's with their "ideas over effects" premise that produced so many intelligent and likable stories put on screen. In a nutshell I completely agree with scott-886's review of this movie. I heard of this film, and being what I previously mentioned, a 60's and 70's SF buff, with a penchant for SF stories with touch of the "Twilight Zone", I expected a lot, and my expectations were heightened with reviews ranking the effects of this movie "second best" to Kubrick's "2001 Space Odyssey". What a fraud. "Journey to the far side of the sun", was ordinary, convoluted, half baked, silly looking film, with laughable amateur special effects (and remember I love films from that era and despise CGI), and it can be fully compared more to 60's SF disasters such as "Marooned", which "Journey" very much remi…

All right, I’ll grant you that some of the science in "Doppelganger" (or "Journey To The Far Side Of The Sun") is kind of dopey.The idea of an entire planet existing undetected (because we can’t see it on the other side of our sun) doesn’t hold up at all – any Astronomy 101 student knows that another planet the size of Earth would cause gravitational perturbances in the motions of other planets. That’s how astronomers deduced the existence of Pluto, after all, and that’s how they find comets and asteroids and moons on a regular basis.And the idea that a mirror image Earth somehow evolved in almost perfect parallel to our Earth, down to English speaking scientists and human counterparts for each human born on our Earth…that takes things out of ‘hard science’ fiction and into "Twilight Zone" territory. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it requires a major suspension of critical thinking to accept and enjoy. But man, this movie knocked my socks off a…

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