It's the last day in June with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots a little known 2010 (the movie) style Toho production with awesome special effects and miniatures. At 140 minutes though, it probably goes on longer than necessary and has Space Hippies frolicking at the beach in their bikinis and such! The story goes like this.. On Mars in the year 2140, while extracting water from the polar ice caps, ancient carvings are uncovered showing alien spacecraft crashing into Jupiter, postponing Earth's plan to turn Jupiter into a second Sun. The film was released on my birthday in 1984, also known as BYE BYE JUPITER.
Eegah!! sent over a little soundclip from this movie, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there by the jar of Jupiter jelly, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula! Here's our audio offering for... SAYONARA JUPITER!
Okay then, let's get things rolling.. along... Hey, it looks like this still got turned upside down in Photoshop or something!.. What gives?!!
Now, here a WTF?! shot for you!! Looks like the spaceship pilots in the future have it dicked!
Shots like this really show the level of perfection attained by this amazing special effects team!
Yes, there's sex in space too, enhanced by sensual futuristic technology, naturally!
There are some nice 'hippie' tunes to be heard, you can pick this interesting flick up for about $10, used, on Amazon.
To start Jupiter's change into a new Sun, the two lovers man a mission to fly into Jupiter's atmosphere!
More fantastic shots as the couple fly through the Jupiter sky! Sadly, lightning hits the ship and they plummet to their deaths. Top pic shows giant craft the ship in the bottom pic is dropped from for the deep probe.
Another mission also fails, this one due to a black hole!
Then, the third mission ends in total disaster!..
But, ultimately, gets the job done and Jupiter comes to life as our solar system's second Sun!
The people at space command salute their fallen comrades. Tune in Wednesday when Eegah!! will present our first post for July...