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Menace from Outer Space (1956)

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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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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)
Nestor Paiva ...
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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Another poor entry from a terrible series
27 December 2014 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Menace from Outer Space is yet another TV movie made by editing three episodes of the Rocky Jones, Space Ranger TV series together. This show was quite obviously aimed at a family audience, mainly at children. In this entry a couple of missiles strike earth from a moon of Jupiter hitherto thought to not have any inhabitants, Rocky Jones and his crew are sent off to investigate.

As with other entries in this series, the film is full of rubbish characters and terrible dialogue. Which wouldn't really matter but for the fact it's all awfully tedious and hard work to sit through. If I am being charitable I would have to say that it is a very early example of a TV movie and so its extreme clunkiness is perhaps to be expected and could be regarded as historically interesting as an example of early TV sci-fi. And it also has to be admitted that it was meant for kids, so can hardly be blamed for not appealing to this adult sixty years later. But, you know what? Even taking all of this into account I still thought this was diabolical stuff. Slagging it off does feel a little like kicking a puppy, albeit a pretty annoying puppy.


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