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"The Astronauts (in Polish Astronauci) is the first science fiction novel by Polish writer Stanisław Lem published as a book, in 1951. The book became an instant success and was translated into several languages (first into Czech, published in 1956). This success convinced Lem to switch to careers to a science-fiction author.
In 1960, a movie Der Schweigende Stern (The Silent Star, in Polish Milcząca Gwiazda) based on the book was shot in East Germany, directed by Kurt Maetzig. A much shortened 1962 Crown International Pictures English dubbed release in the USA used the name First Spaceship on Venus. Lem had disowned the movie.
About 2/5ths of this movie was cut for American release by Crown International (you can just tell a film is going to be mediocre when its distributor also released The Creeping Terror and They Saved Hitler's Brain!), which leaves us with very little characterization to go on referring to the secondary characters. Heck, the main characters remain pretty ambiguous!
The film is too ponderous and un-involving to stimulate the viewer's interest for long. Even the writer, Stainsaw Lem, author of such droll stuff as Solaris, has disowned it. First Spaceship On Venus was featured in the 2nd season of Mystery Science Theater 3000."
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