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Voyage Into Space (1970)

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An edited for TV movie made up of four episodes of the Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot TV series. The four episodes consist of the first episode, two from the middle of the series and the final episode.


Minoru Yamada




Credited cast:
Mitsunobu Kaneko Mitsunobu Kaneko ... Johnny Sokko
Akio Itô Akio Itô ... Jerry Mano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jerry Berke Jerry Berke ... Narrator
Bobbie Byers Bobbie Byers ... Johnny Sokko (voice) (as Catherine Byers)
Ted Rusoff ... Jerry Mano (voice)
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ... Giant Robo
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An edited for TV movie made up of four episodes of the Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot TV series. The four episodes consist of the first episode, two from the middle of the series and the final episode.

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This movie is a compilation of certain episodes from the tv show "Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot" which aired from 1968 - 1969. See more »


There is no reason why Unicorn (or the media) would know the monster attacking Tokyo was named "Draculon". See more »


Jerry Mano: Say. Who are you?
Dr. Lucius Guardian: My name is Dr. Lucius Guardian. The Gargoyle Gang's been forcing me to build that robot so they can use it to conquer the world!
Jerry Mano: Building it? You took a pretty big chance, helping us.
Dr. Lucius Guardian: But know you must try to get away! It'll soon be completed! It'll be the most powerful thing on earth! When the Gargoyles have that robot, nobody'll be able to stop them, because no power can stop the robot.
Jerry Mano: You mean it isn't ready yet?
Dr. Lucius Guardian: No. Giant Robot is ready. All he needs is atomic power to ...
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Edited from Johnny Sokko and His Flying Robot (1967) See more »

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Continuous action; campy fun
18 November 2005 | by MartianOctocretr5See all my reviews

If you love Japanese monster movies, you'll love this action packed battle pitting an alien invader, intent upon conquering the Earth, and a "Giant Robot" with an armory of super weaponry. The alien, "Emporer Guillotine," from the planet Gargoyle, has a army of thugs called, (of course) "the gargoyle gang," as well as an endless supply of immense hostile creatures that are routinely loosed upon the Earth to smash buildings, make loud noises, panic the populace, etc. A little kid, named Johnny Sokko, has the Giant Robot at his beckon call, and sends the Robot, as needed, to beat up, and then blast these creatures. Johnny joins a group of "good spies" called Unicorn, and endeavors to help save the world.

In spite of the campy nature, unintentionally humorous dialog, and the fact that the target audience was obviously children, this movie has non-stop action, colorful characters, decent special effects, and just happens to be downright fun to watch. Battle scenes are well executed, and frequent, as the storyline requires. The good guys and bad guys both made sure they had an inexhaustible supply of bombs, lasers, ammunition, and schemes to attack each other. In spite of the fact the movie was constructed from edited episodes of a TV series, the plot actually develops, and reaches an ultimate conclusion.

The film has a positive outlook and appeals to everyone's (especially kids') desire to destroy evil in its many forms. Kids may be the target audience, but it's fun for everyone to laugh at its comical silliness; yet, at the same time, root for the good guys to prevail and "save the world." The acting is cheesy in places, but that is the charm: there are several lines of corny dialog (possibly translation errors or possibly intentional jokes by the movie makers), and you'll find yourself quoting these absurd lines later.

Admittedly, this film is not high in production quality or budget. However, for what it is, campy sci-fi, it's enjoyable for some laughs. I recommend it to anyone with a sense of humor for that sort of thing.

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