Star Maidens (DVD)
Starring: Judy Geeson, Lisa Harrow, Gareth Thomas
Welcome to planet Medusa, where women rule and men serve
Men are born to serve on Medusa, the planet ruled by the Star Maidens!
The 1970s cult sci-fi series that tackled gender wars head on…
Medusa is a matriarchal society ruled by women. Men are inferior beings, relegated to performing menial tasks. Women are assigned men as servants to satisfy all their needs and desires.
Herded meekly by security guards armed with paralysing rayguns, men know no better than to observe the status quo until Medusa collides with a comet. The planet hurtles through interstellar space and and enters the orbit of Earth – a world rumoured to be ruled by men!
Adam, a fearless rebel, flees his keeper, beautiful supreme councilor Fulvia. Aided by his loyal friend Shem, he steals a space yacht and heads for this sanctuary to claim political asylum.
In order to get the escaped men to return, tough security chief Octavia takes two earth scientists hostage. Dr Rudi Schmidt is assigned menial work while his female assistant Liz is treated like a queen.
Can the two planets – and the two sexes – learn to co-exist equally in the same universe?
This unique Anglo-German battle-of-the-sexes sci-fi series, filmed in England in 1975, has not been shown on British TV since 1978 and remained shrouded in mystery – until now!
Extras include an exclusive interview with Gareth Thomas.
Directed by Oscar-winner Freddie Francis (The Elephant Man) and featuring cinematography from Alan Hume (Star Wars: Episode V1 - Return of the Jedi)
Created by Eric Paice (The Brothers / Dixon of Dock Green).
Year of production: 1976
Director: Freddie Francis
Running Time: 390 min
Cat No: 167521
No Disc: 3
Release Date: 17th April 2017
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