Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Coming Attractions: PLANET OF DINOSAURS (1978) TV Spot

Here's a fun 30 second TV Spot for the 1978 stop-motion sci-fi epic, Planet of Dinosaurs... in "Cosmic Color!" (Was color really still a selling point in '78?)  I actually reviewed the DVD of this movie shortly after launching this blog, back in 2009. Several of the effects artists and technicians on this film went on to work on Jason Of Star Command and The Empire Strikes Back! Enjoy!


  1. This is what I lived for back in the day -- cheesy Sci-Fi movies to watch with my friends. It's everything that I loved as a kid: Dinosaurs, spaceships, lasers and scantily clad women in distress (see 0:09). I've got to wonder if this ever got the MST3K treatment, because this was right up their alley. I also have to laugh at the dude shooting the laser at 0:15. He looks like Mr. Kotter with the hair and mustache. They seemed to have borrowed some ideas from Planet of the Apes -- particularly the water landing and sinking spaceship. The dinosaurs actually look pretty good in this, so I'm adding this one to my viewing list. What a great find!

  2. Just watched this again tonight. ;)