The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: Mars Needs Women (1967)

By Jason Henderson, Drew Edwards, Tony Salvaggio, and Julia Guzman

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This week we tip a hat to the recently departed Yvonne Craig with a look at 1967's Mars Needs Women, a strange science fiction movie about a Martian invasion of sorts to recruit/kidnap women of earth in order to replenish their waning stock. Yvonne Craig, lovely and talented and wearing awesome glasses through the whole thing, plays a genetics professor who develops a relationship with the Martian mission commander, played by Tommy Kirk. This is a movie that finds new ways to amaze you with how awful it can be, except for a couple of bright spots: Craig herself, plus a genuinely touching soliloquy about Mars right in the center of the film.

Check out the trailer:

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNmwwz07ftA[/youtube]

Also this week, look for an interview with Paul Tremblay, whose new book about a possessed girl, A Head Full of Ghosts, has been optioned for the movies by Focus Features and Robert Downey, Jr's Team Downey.

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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, writer of IDW's Ben 10 series and creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing.Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man, Tony Salvaggio of Clockwerx from Humanoids and Julia Guzman, attorney host of the mom-oriented podcast Podmoms.

About Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.

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