Mission Mars (1968)

I was looking to post about something else concerning Darren McGavin when this trailer for Mission Mars popped up in my YouTube browser. I can honestly say that I’ve never heard of this Sci-Fi film before…but after watching the trailer I’m certainly going to have to try and hunt it down!

[Via] The 42nd Street Mutant’s YouTube Channel…is that a C.H.U.D. reference?

I’ve not been able to find much about Mission Mars except for this “summary” from its IMDB page: “Three American astronauts who land on Mars discover the body of a frozen Russian cosmonaut and a mysterious talking orb.”

Has anyone had a chance to view this film by chance?


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5 thoughts on “Mission Mars (1968)

  1. I saw this on USA and loved it. It is spooky when they meet the aliens. It took me forever to find out what it was years later. I finally did and got the DVD. It’s more a “space procedural” than a sci-fi epic, but the Mars scenes are fun.

  2. electricdisk says:

    I have been looking for this movie for years. I saw it in the theater when I was 6 or 7. I have rented many old sci-fi movies in the hopes that it was this. When you are a kid, you don’t think to remember titles of movies, you just watch them and leave the theater. Thanks to the Retroist. I now have the answer. :)

  3. Atari Adventure Square says:

    Whatta wonderful Mars-Needs-Bikini’ed-Babes poster, Vic!

    I gotta track this down, pronto.

    I haven’t seen much pre-Kolchak Darren McGavin fare.

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