Gorath (1962)
Astronaut 1980
Gorath, the Mysterious Star
Suspicious Star Gorath
Yosei Gorasu
Yosei Gorath

Nomination Year: 2005
SYNOPSIS:  A rogue star, code-named Gorath, is cutting a swath of destruction through the solar system on a collision course with Earth. Not to fear, though. Japan has a bold plan to save the world. No, it's not what you're thinking. I have no idea what you're thinking, but I'm sure it's not this.

Most Ludicrous Premise

The Rocket Is Lit, And So's the Producer
Since the rogue star Gorath is on a collision course with Earth, the only way to save the world is to build a giant nuclear rocket at the South Pole and fly the Earth out of the way. If you consider the movie to be Show & Tell, this is the Show.

Crummiest Ending

Can't We All Just Get Along?
The success of the South Pole Project has made the world safe for inane philosophizing.

Worst Acting

Akira Kobu, Guy in Robot Suit
Akira Kobu as Tetsu, the guy in the robot suit.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Ryo Ikebe  
Yumi Shirakawa Was in several Japanese rubber-monster flicks, like Rodan 
Takashi Shimura Famous Japanese actor--was in Godzilla and Ikura 
Akira Kubo  
Kumi Mizuno  
Eisei Amamoto  
Ken Uehara  
Jun Tazaki  
Kenji Sahara  
Hiroshi Koizumi  
Director Claim to Fame
IshirĂ´ Honda arguably, the father of Godzilla -- in a metaphorical sense 

Greg Pearson

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