Doomsday Machine (1972)
Film / Science Fiction / Drama
Directed by Harry Hope and Lee Sholem
Cast: Grant Williams, Bobby Van, Ruta Lee and Casey Kasem
Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a "doomsday machine" capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus?