Spies discover that the Red Chinese have built a “doomsday machine” capable of destroying the surface of the Earth, and that they plan to use it within a matter of days. Meanwhile, Project Astra, a manned U.S. space mission to Venus, is in its final hours before launch when it is taken over by the military and nearly half of its all-male crew is replaced by women. The reason for this becomes apparent when, shortly after Astra leaves orbit, the Earth is completely destroyed in a global cataclysm! Is the human race doomed? What dangers and wonders await the crew of the Astra on their journey to Venus?

Also Known As: Doomsday, Doomsday Machine, The Doomsday Machine, Escape from Planet Earth, Armageddon 1975, Hydra - Verschollen in Galaxis 4 West, Tuomiopäivä, Машина Судного дня Soviet

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