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The Lost Planet (1953)

Approved  |  Sci-Fi  |  4 June 1953 (USA)
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Two newspaper reporters battle a plot by the evil Dr. Grood to conquer the world.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Judd Holdren ...
Rex Barrow
Vivian Mason ...
Ella Dorn
Michael Fox ...
Dr. Ernst Grood
Forrest Taylor ...
Prof. Edmund Dorn
Gene Roth ...
Reckov
Ted Thorpe ...
Tim Johnson
Karl 'Killer' Davis ...
Karlo, aka Robot R-4 (as Karl Davis)
Jack George ...
Jarva
Frederic Berest ...
Alden
John L. Cason ...
Hopper (as John Cason)
Lee Roberts ...
Wesley Brenn, aka Robot R-9
Nick Stuart ...
Darl
Leonard Penn ...
Ken Wopler
Joseph Mell ...
Lah
Pierre Watkin ...
Editor Ned Hilton
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Dr. Grood has succeeded in winning control over the planet Ergro as the first step in his desired conquest of the Universe. Reporter Rex Barrow, his photographer Tim Johnson, Professor Edmund Dorn and his daughter Ella are all captured by Grood, who plans to make use of the professor's knowledge. With the help of the professor's inventions, Rex is able to free Ergro of Grood's domination, while Grood is sent on an endless voyage into space. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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4 June 1953 (USA)  »

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Planet Men  »

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Professor Dorn's airplane makes no sense. It appears to depend on the propeller to take off, and yet it is supposedly adapted to run on "atomic fuel." And of course the propeller would be no use in space. See more »

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Lost Planet looks a lot like California
21 November 2004 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Dr. Grood, a mad scientist, plans to conquer the Earth using his scientific inventions directed from a lost, but nearby planet Ergro. While investigating a flying saucer crash near Grood's earth hideout in the hills, Rex Barrow (news writer) and Tim Johnson (staff photographer) are kidnapped and sent to Ergro by Grood, along with Ella Dorn, whose father is on Ergro, used by Grood to develop his gadgets. For 15 chapters, Rex, Ella, Tim, and Prof. Dorn must overcome the hypnotic effects of Grood's mind control devices to prevent Grood from taking over the world. A very imaginative serial with new gadgets and inventions popping up in every chapter make this late Columbia chapterplay fun to watch. The serial is repetitive and probably has the least amount of fistfights of any serial (I think they all happened when Rex was invisible "fighting" Grood's planet guards.) The addition of the racketeer character, Wolper, doesn't help the serial like the character should have. The bad characters should have been meaner, IMO. Rating, based on serials, 4.


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