Star Maidens Online
A planet from another solar system drifts into Earth's system and is detected by some Earth scientists who investigate. The surface of this planet is no longer habitable and the residents have moved to a high-tech underground city. The society is ruled by the women, who of course, are all beautiful. Men are considered mentally inferior and are divided into two categories: the "adequately intelligent" who are selected by women to act as their personal "domestics" for household chores, and the remainder who are forced to perform menial labor under the supervision of female guards. The guards are attired nicely in visored helmets, boots, hot pants, and elbow-length gloves which are used to control the men through some sort of apparent force. Scientists from Earth (one men and one woman) find their way to the planet, and are forced to take their stated places in society. The man is chosen as a domestic, sometimes is forced to work on a city maintenance crew, and the woman is assigned a ...
|Series cast summary:|
|Lisa Harrow||-||Liz 10 episodes, 1976|
|Christian Quadflieg||-||Rudi 10 episodes, 1976|
|Christiane Krüger||-||Octavia 10 episodes, 1976|
|Judy Geeson||-||Fulvia 8 episodes, 1976|
|Gareth Thomas||-||Shem 8 episodes, 1976|
|Pierre Brice||-||Adam 8 episodes, 1976|
|Derek Farr||-||Evans 8 episodes, 1976|
|Dawn Addams||-||Clara 5 episodes, 1976|
Gareth Thomas (Shem) went on to play rebel leader Roj Blake in the BBC science fiction drama series Blake's 7 (1978). Derek Farr (Professor Evans) also appeared in the series, playing computer scientist Ensor, creator of the mobile supercomputer Orac.
Almost 40 years after the series premiered on television, Gareth Thomas passed away on 13th April 2016.
After the cancellation of the series. Gareth Thomas would go on to achieve fame in another science fiction series, as Roj Blake in the BBC series "Blake's 7".
A novelization of the series by Ian Evans was published by Corgi.
Medusa was a monster from Greek mythology. A winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair.
The later science fiction film America 3000 (1986) was also about female dominated society.
The series had a few similar ideas to that of Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet: Part One (1966) (TV Episode) and THX 1138 (1971). The Medusa planet drifts into the solar system and the female inhabitants of Medusa live in a high-tech underground city.