The Martians have a to-1 gender disparity in their population. They expend copious resources to abduct a mere 5 women, which would not make any appreciable difference to this problem. Check out our editors' picks for a breakdown of the movies and shows we're excited about this month, including " Lovecraft Country ," coming soon to HBO.
See our picks list. Sign In. Added to Watchlist. Critic Reviews. Dop - Martian Fellow 1. Yvonne Craig. Byron Lord. Bob Page U. Roger Ready. Barnett Shaw. Man at Military Conference. Neil Fletcher. Secretary of Defense.
Chet Davis. Ron Scott. George Edgley. Planetarium Director. Dick Simpson. Don Campbell. Bob Hazlett. James, Gas Station Attendant. Ann Palmer. Using their sophisticated transponder, Dop attempts to make contact with the U. The military eventually views the Martians as invaders, so the team takes on the guise of Earth men, acquiring human clothes, money, maps, and transportation.
They finally select their prospective candidates, setting their sights on four American women: a homecoming queen, a stewardess, LP, a stripper, and, most especially, a Pulitzer Prize -winning scientist, Dr.
Bolen Yvonne Craigan expert in "space genetics". LP to hypnosis, the women are captured, but Dop quickly becomes enamored with Dr. Bolen; soon he is ready to sabotage their mission for her.
After the military discovers their hideout, the Martians are forced to return home without their female captives. Mars still needs women. Main roles and screen credits: . Buchanan was making low budget films for AIP. He said he might've rejected an idea that Album) had and told them to call him back in an hour. What is it, Mr. Nicholson, what is it?
And I said, 'Mars Needs Women! We had a low-budget profile like an old Hawks movie. I don't put myself in the same class, but I do admire them LP know how they worked with their bosses". John Ashleywho had just made The Eye Creatures for Buchanan, says he was meant to play the lead role but got busy on another project, so Kirk then stepped in.
Kirk called the film "undoubtedly one Album) the stupidest motion pictures ever made. How I got talked into it, I don't know". Reportedly, Buchanan allowed Kirk to create his own soliloquy for his scene in a planetarium at Dallas Fair Park as he explains that his world is dying. The other notable lead, Yvonne Craig, had starred in several films, [Note 3] and numerous television roles, including her portrayal of Batgirl in the ABC cult comedy superhero TV series Batman.
Over a two-week shooting schedule, Buchanan shot Mars Needs Women in his hometown of Dallas, pretending it to be Houston. Faced with his usual meager budget, he resorted to using available spaces, including office buildings, to serve as NASA headquarters. Typical shoddy "B" movie production values are evident throughout the film.
Southland Life Insurance Building is clearly visible as the Martians drive among the humans. Other prominent Dallas landmarks, including Southern Methodist Universityare also featured. Other scenes were shot inside the empty White Rock Lake Pumphouse, once used when the lake was a city water source the City of Dallas Water Dept eventually converted the building to offices on the southwest end of White Rock Lake.
Mars Needs Women is padded with long sequences taken from stock aviation footage the North American X spacecraft being launched from its Boeing NBB Stratofortress mother ship and General Dynamics F fighter-bomber in particular.
Due to poor lighting, parts of the film were made by undercranking the camera and having the actors move slower, sometimes shooting at 18 or 12 frames per second instead of the usual Actors also stretched out scenes with long sequences with no dialogue, either walking or doing menial tasks.
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