Sayonara Jupiter (1984)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Disaster Film, Sci-Fi Adventure  |   Run Time - 129 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Director Koji Hashimoto calls the shots for this ambitious Japanese sci-fi epic concerning the colonization of Earth's neighboring planets, and the discovery of a menacing black hole that threatens to spell the end for all of mankind. In the 22nd Century the United Earth Federation has authorized the colonization of other planets. As a UEF science team attempts to extract water from the polar ice caps of Mars, the discovery of ancient carvings that depict the crash of an alien spaceship on the planet Jupiter many millennia ago forces authorities to postpone execution of the Jupiter Solarization Project - an ambitious plan to provide Earth with additional solar energy and enable colonization of other nearby worlds by turning the gas planet into a second sun. When Dr. Eiji Honda (Tomakazu Miura) is ordered to ensure that Jupiter has no trace of alien life before Jupiter Solarization Project can continue, he prepares to depart from the Minerva Station that orbits the massive gaseous planet in order to carry out his daring mission. Trouble soon arises, however, when scientists discover that a massive black hole is fast-approaching the solar system. With little time to lose before planet Earth is completely destroyed, Dr. Honda is ordered to abandon the Earth Solarization project and save the human race by sending Jupiter directly into the path of the vast, all-consuming void.



alien [not human], black-hole, colonialism, earth, planet