Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
This 1962 science fiction film from American International Pictures balances some big ideas with a small budget to challenge our perception of reality.
The highest compliment I can pay 1962's Journey to the Seventh Planet is that it manages to make something out of almost nothing. This American/Danish co-production has a high concept, but also a very small budget, offering a large story on a very small scale with next to no resources at all. Maybe this is why the movie frequently feels like a television production in the vein of Lost in Space or even Star Trek. For me, this is not a bad thing; I'm a champion of low-budget, high concept fare, and while this movie doesn't exactly soar, it's entertaining enough given what it is.
Code 7, Victim 5). The UN Space Fleet astronauts are explorers, so it is their duty to get to the bottom of the mystery. No amount of beautiful women will stand in their way.