“Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women” is a science fiction film from 1967 directed by Peter Bogdanovich. The movie follows the story of a group of astronauts who land on Venus, only to discover that the planet is populated by prehistoric creatures and a tribe of beautiful women.
The astronauts explore the planet and encounter a variety of strange and dangerous creatures, including giant carnivorous plants, pterodactyls, and a menacing sea serpent. They also meet the tribe of women, who worship a goddess named Taana and communicate telepathically.
As the astronauts try to find a way off the planet, they become embroiled in a conflict between the women and a group of male explorers who have landed on the planet. The male explorers, led by the ruthless Captain Tucker (played by Mamie Van Doren), are determined to exploit the women and claim the planet for their own.
The film explores themes of gender and power, as well as the dangers of colonialism and exploitation. The special effects and production values are typical of low-budget science fiction films of the era, but the film has gained a cult following for its campy charm and entertaining storyline.
In the end, the astronauts are able to escape the planet with the help of the women and their telepathic abilities. The film concludes with a warning about the need for respect and cooperation between different groups and the importance of protecting and preserving nature.
Mamie Van Doren, Mary Marr, Paige Lee