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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Henry Gale, Jul 5, 2002.
This looks like it might give Plan 9...a run for worst dialogue ever.
If George Lucas had written that dialogue, there would be plenty of people finding various ways to defend it
I like some of the Chesley Bonestelle-painted backdrops. But otherwise this film fairly oozes in its 1950s mores and ethics. When a 16mm print was screened at the 1974 World Science Fiction Convention in Washington, the entire house was laughing its collective rear off.
Favorite scene: The Moonship-cum-Marsship is breaking out of Earth orbit. Camera cuts to the "Space Speed Indicator," needle racing to the right of the dial. Result: ear-splitting laughter throughout the auditorium.
Bear in mind that this crowd certainly knew its science fiction.
And the thing is, I'd buy it if it were available on DVD. Go figure. (Maybe it's those Chesley Bonnestelle landscapes.)