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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun ( Doppelgänger ) (1969) Movie Information

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Robert Parrish


Roy Thinnes
Ian Hendry
Patrick Wymark
Lynn Loring
Loni von Friedl
Herbert Lom





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A mission to investigate a planet other than Earth behind the Sun becomes a disaster with the death of one of the astronauts (Hendry). His colleague (Thinnes) discovers that the mysterious planet is a mirror image of Earth.

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Journey to the Far Side of the Sun review

An impressive cult sci-fi (for its era) movie which is similar to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, and Sunshine. Colonel Glenn Ross (Roy Thinnes) and British astrophysicist Dr John Kane (Ian Hendry) are on a mission on the Phoenix spacecraft to check on the existing planet that is situated on the same orbit of Earth. EUROSEC director Jason Webb (Patrick Wymark) heads the Sun Probe project to investigate the planet. What set's this apart from other films of its genre are the various subjects touched symbolized by the characters such as loss of love (Glenn's wife Sharon - Lynn Loring), attraction (EUROSEC official Lise Hartman (Loni von Friedl), lack of trust/exploration (Jason Webb) and truth/compassion/fate (Glenn Ross). Cinematography was exemplary such as the rays of sun towards the...

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