Synopsis by Dan Pavlides
This two-part science fiction saga begins with the android Niya (Yelena Metelkina) being discovered in a discarded spacecraft by a spaceship from Earth. She is brought back for scientific research and it is learned she is from the dying planet Dessa which has been polluted by the inhabitants. Part two finds Niya returning to Dessa in an attempt to save the people from extinction. Over 20 million fans saw this feature in the Soviet Union, the last film by noted science fiction director Richard Viktorov. It was first released in 1981 and awarded a USSR state prize the following year.
friendship, alien [not human], android, astronaut, bad-guy, damsel-in-distress, earth, evil, good-guy, guest, message, planet, pollution, problems, rescue, ruler, Russia, spacecraft, trapped, traveling