A strange craft spying on industrialist Bryant's plant is brought down by Bryant's new atomic ray. Bryant meets the one survivor... Mota from the planet Mars! Not exactly benevolent, Mota enlists the aid of Bryant (a former Nazi) in a scheme to bring Earth under control of a supreme dictator, for its own good of course, using advanced atomic weapons. But their attempts to steal uranium alert Kent Fowler of Fowler Air Patrol, who sets out singlehanded to foil the villains. Fist-fights and wrecks in every episode. Written by
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This 1950 Republic serial was made during the era of the Communist witch hunts in the United States. In the plot, a Martian plans with a former Nazi to bring the world under a "Supreme Leader." In a not too subtle casting decision, the Martian is played by Russian born actor Gregory Gaye. See more »
In every shot of the volcano the cloud formation stays the same. See more »
[Earth pilot Trent inspects a Martian Flying Disc for the first time]
You know, I've never flown one of these things before.
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If you enjoy old republic serials with their cookie cutter villains and Wholesome as oatmeal heroes this is another one of those flicks. Nothing bad but nothing terribly special. It does feel like your watching a piece of the past though.
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