Taking footage from the movie ‘Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women’; a film about a team of astronauts crashes on the surface of Venus. Accompanied by their robot, they explore the surface and end up destroying the Venusian God. This film is also known as "The Gill Women" and "The Gill Women of Venus". The film began life as a Soviet-produced work. An American producer then added some new footage and changed the credits to hide the film's Soviet origin. The original film, "Planeta Bur", is also known as "Cosmonauts on Venus", "Planet of Storms", "Planet of Tempests", "Planeta Burg", and "Storm Planet". Much of the film "Planeta Bur" was also incorporated into the "American" film. This film was shown in "Pathe" colour, which is a method of placing colour filters over a black and white film. Consequently, the colour that you see is not the true colour of the sets but instead represents an "interpretation" of a black and white original.
I re-videoed the video of the film and also footage from an episode of the original ‘Star Trek’ series called ‘Mudd’s Women’ where an interstellar rogue becomes a reluctant guest on the Enterprise when his engines become overloaded trying to outrun the starship. The rogue’s cargo is three beautiful women who can entrance the male members of the crew….
In addition I sourced some ‘bloopers’ from older Star Trek episodes and interwove them into the story.
With these pieces of footage I created my own version of ‘Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Woman’ (not Women) using this mixture of various generations of video, further creating ‘generations’ by re-shooting the footage, therefore also making the statement of generational attitudes to women.