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Project Moon Base (1953)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 4 September 1953 (USA)
A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.

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Col. Briteis
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Gen. 'Pappy' Greene
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Maj. Bill Moore
Larry Johns ...
Dr. Wernher
Herb Jacobs ...
Mr. Roundtree
Barbara Morrison ...
Polly Prattles
Ernestine Barrier ...
Madame President
James Craven ...
Commodore Carlson
John Hedloe ...
Adjutant
Peter Adams ...
Capt. Carmody
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Sam
John Straub ...
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Charles Keane ...
Spacom Operator
John Tomecko ...
Blockhouse Operator
Robert Paltz ...
Bellboy
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In the not-too-distant future of 1970, the United States is considering building bases on the Moon, and send a female colonel and two men to investigate. One of the men turns out to be a foreign spy, and the entire operation--and the future of the free world--is in danger. Written by Marty McKee <mailto:mmckee@wkio.com>

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The Next Frontier of Adventure! See more »

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The film takes place in 1970. See more »

Goofs

When Bill is returning from setting up the relay, as he is crawling on the ground, the shadow of the spaceship leg changes position between close up and far away shots. In this same sequence, there are several shots of Col Briteis sitting frozen at the screen, evidenced by the clock second hand not moving. See more »

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Col. Briteis: [after panicking over their predicament] Sorry for going female on you, Major.
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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Project Moonbase (1990) See more »

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Donna Martel looks good in this movie
14 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the early '50s when real space travel was yet another 8 years in the future, this was average view of space travel for most people. In that paradigm, movie like this was a pretty standard format as a space rocket based stories.

Story's premise sound's ridiculous now that a rocket goes off course and can land on moon as an alternate plan and become the first people to land on the moon, but movie like this was never intended to be a serious science fiction. Some things were predicted accurately such as giant screen TV monitor, and forward thinking concept such as woman president of the country.

But let's get to the bottom line here. The only thing that's worth watching in this movie in my opinion is the beautiful Donna Martel. She looks great as the female astronaut. This movie would not be worth a watch without her.

Movie is a bit of cheese, but I find decent entertainment, and not a terrible movie to watch. I like this movie better than many of the rocket movies from this era such as Cat Woman of the Moon.

So, I wouldn't give a high rating, but it's an okay movie for this category.


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