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Menace from Outer Space (1956)

Unrated | | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi | TV Movie
A two-part episode of the sci-fi TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954), released as a feature.

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Richard Crane ...
Rocky Jones (archive footage)
Scotty Beckett ...
Winky (archive footage)
Sally Mansfield ...
Vena Ray (archive footage)
Robert Lyden ...
Bobby (archive footage)
Maurice Cass ...
Professor Newton (archive footage)
Leonard Penn ...
Ranger Griff (archive footage)
Charles Meredith ...
Secretary of Space Drake (archive footage) (as Chas. Meredith)
Patsy Parsons ...
Queen Cleolanta (archive footage)
Guy Prescott ...
Darganto (archive footage) (as Frank Pulaski)
Cliff Ferre ...
Ranger Marshall (archive footage)
Walter Coy ...
Zoravac (archive footage)
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Professor Cardos (archive footage)
Patsy Iannone ...
Volaca (archive footage)
Joanne Jordan ...
The Vonsoom, Zoravac's Wife (archive footage)
Charles Horvath ...
Symitar, Cardos Henchman (archive footage)
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A two-part episode of the sci-fi TV series Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954), released as a feature.

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Edited from the fourth, fifth, and sixth episodes of 'Rocky Jones Space Ranger'. See more »

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Rocky Jones tells Bobby to synchronize their watches. Bobby clearly says his watch is stopped and its impossible to set a watch on fornax. Rocky tells him its 1544 and to contact him at noon anyway. later on Bobby gives his watch to Volaca. how did bobby set his watch? See more »

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Edited from Rocky Jones, Space Ranger (1954) See more »

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Some knowledge of the show fills in the gaps
19 December 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I have a soft spot in my heart for this old science fiction show from my childhood in the Fifties so I'll never give it a bad review. However in watching Menace From Outer Space a little knowledge of the show which only lasted for 39 episodes in the 1954 season certainly helps.

A moon of Jupiter not thought to contain life starts blasting away at the earth with missiles and we've got nothing that reaches that far. That's of concern to the United Worlds which was later the United Federation of Planets when we got to Star Trek in the Sixties. The place is called Fornax and it's ruled by Walter Coy who has an adviser from earth, a renegade scientist played by Nestor Paiva.

Two characters from previous episodes are in this film, one is a man who disgraced the Space Rangers by turning spy, Griff played by Leonard Penn, the other is an agent for the evil Queen of the planet Ophecius Dargento who is played by Frank Pulaski. Patsy Parsons who was Queen Cleolanta of Ophecius was one evil woman who gave this seven year old nightmares. She was a running villain for several episodes on Rocky Jones.

The planet Fornax has a powerful kind of energy derived from crystals that everybody wants. Kind of like oil today. I think you know where this one is going.

This is high camp and quite a hoot today, but you really have to be a fan of the show to appreciate it fully.


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