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Radar Men from the Moon (1952)

Approved | | Action, Sci-Fi | 9 January 1952 (USA)
Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, ... See full summary »

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Ted Richards
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Krog
Robert R. Stephenson ...
Daly (as Bob Stevenson)
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Alon
Wilson Wood ...
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Noel Cravat ...
Robal
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Nesor - Retik's Lab Aide [Ch.2]
Paul McGuire ...
Bream
Ted Thorpe ...
Al's Cafe Bartender [Ch. 6, 7, 12]
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Strategic targets on Earth are being destroyed by an unknown weapon. Government security head Henderson suspects it's an "atomic ray" originating from the moon! He assigns Commando Cody, scientist and man of action with a secret flying suit, to investigate. Soon, Cody is battling Earth thugs in the pay of Krog the moon man and making trips in his experimental rocket to the moon itself, in a perilous and all but singlehanded effort to thwart the planned invasion of Earth. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Introducing A New Character - COMMANDO CODY (original posters) See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi

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9 January 1952 (USA)  »

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Planet Men from Mars  »

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$185,702 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. Moon Rocket; 2. Molten Terror; 3. Bridge of Death; 4. Flight to Destruction; 5. Murder Car; 6. Hills of Death; 7. Camouflaged Destruction; 8. The Enemy Planet; 9. Battle in the Stratosphere; 10. Mass Execution; 11. Planned Pursuit; 12. Death of the Moon Man. See more »

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Whenever people talk on the radio between the earth and the moon, there is no time lag. In reality it takes about 1.5 seconds for a radio transmission to travel one-way between the earth and the moon, and so their radio conversations should experience a 3-second lag. See more »

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[After one of the Moon Men is killed while onboard Cody's Rocket.]
Joan: What are they going to to with him?
Pilot: It's just like a burial at sea, Joan. He'll just float around and around.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Robot Holocaust (1990) See more »

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One of the best Movie Serials of the 1950's
31 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

If you're a fan of Science Fiction, go to Amazon.com and buy Radar Men From The Moon on VHS or DVD. I own the VHS version and just got through watching it. It's pretty good for a black and white feature. I love the cliffhangers at the end of each episode. It was fun to watch. I gave it a 10. Watch SciFi channel. They just might show it someday. I am going to suggest that they run a film series that are all old movie serials with a science fiction theme. I live and breathe this stuff, you know...email me if you want to talk about this genre.


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