Martian Mondays – Cave Women on Mars (2008)
Cast: Daniel Sjerven as Lt. Elliott
Josh Craig as Captain Jackson/Director Jackson
Brooke Lemke as Eina
Alana Bloom as Orla
Rachel Grubb as Hagra
Stephanie Mihm as The High Priestess
Michael Kaiser as Martian Slave/Ojjo
Written and directed by Christopher R. Mihm
Plot: We travel to the future of 1987 as a two-man crew travels to the planet Mars. Once there, they are shocked to discover it’s Earth-like and inhabited by warring Martian women. Monsters, outer space excitement and beautiful women make this a perfect Saturday afternoon matinee!
Richard’s Review: This was a first time viewing for me and I was really impressed with the leap in production values over the previous two Mihmiverse films (Monster of Phantom Lake and It Came from Another World!). At a brisk running time of 73 minutes, Christopher avoided the downfall of the longer running times in his first two films. The cast was great and it was a lot of fun to see the Jackson family back on screen once again. I also really loved the music and sci-fi references scattered throughout (“By your command”). While it may not have the polish present in his later films, I think this film clearly shows how Christopher was progressing as a filmmaker at this time. Well worth adding to your collection. I also look forward to finally catching up with the next chapter in the Jackson saga, Destination Outer: Space!
Karla’s Thoughts: I really loved Cave Women on Mars. In fact, it’s one of my all-time favorite Mihmiverse films, ranking up there with The Giant Spiderand Danny Johnson Saves the World. I loved the various sci-fi references to such classics as Dune and Battlestar Galactica. I also thought the music seemed like it came straight out of Star Trek. It made me laugh and have a good time from start to finish.
- Writer and director Christopher R. Mihm provides the voice of the computer.
- This filmed marked the third appearance of Josh Craig in the Mihmiverse as a member of the Jackson family. He would reprise the Captain Jackson character one more in Destination: Outer Space in 2010 before departing the Mihmiverse.
- Michael Kaiser has appeared in every Mihmiverse film to date.
- This marked the second Mihmiverse appearance for actress Rachel Grubb. She wouldn’t return again until eight years later in Weresquito: Nazi Hunter (2016).
Availability: Cave Women on Mars is currently available on DVD at the Saint Euphoria website.