First Spaceship on Venus (1959)
Der Schweigende Stern
Der Stille Stern
Milczaca Gwiazda
Molczaci Krzydla
Planet of the Dead
Silent Star
Spaceship Venus Does Not Reply

Nomination Year: 2003
SYNOPSIS:  Yes, another Venus landing, every bit as dumb as the other ones. Instead of dinosaurs and no aliens, THIS group finds...ancient technology and no aliens. Seems the aliens destroyed themselves developing a weapon to destroy Earth. Eh, serves 'em right.

Smithee Award Winner! Inane Dialogue

"This Can Only Mean an Attack..."
Yep, that's what those bombs and stuff mean. This is probably my favorite of the Inanes.

Worst Special Effect

Look Out! It's a Mediocrity Swarm!
This Worst Special Effect features fake-looking meteors and really cheesy sped-up film.

Crummiest Ending

Humans Must Continue!
...Even though the picture won't. Essentially, the whole movie was for absolutely nothing. Everyone dies. "All the heroes are dead, but we'll try again someday" is the gist of the ending voiceover. Whether they mean the trip to Venus or the possibility of a sequel is unclear.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Yoko Tani  
Oldrich Lukes  
Ignacy Machowski  
Director Claim to Fame
Hugo Grimaldi  
Kurt Maetzig  
Hieronim Przybyl  

Bryan Cassidy

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