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Riders to the Stars (1954)

In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ...
Dr. Richard Stanton
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Dr. Don Stanton
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Dr. Jerry Lockwood
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Dr. Jane Flynn
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Susan Manners
Robert Karnes ...
Walter Gordon
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Dr. Delmar
George Eldredge ...
Dr. Paul Dryden
Dan Riss ...
Dr. Frank Werner
Michael Fox ...
Dr. Klinger
King Donovan ...
James O'Herli
Kem Dibbs ...
David Wells
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Dr. Sidney K. Fuller (as James K. Best)
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In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to Earth. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Deep into space they streak... plunging into a limitless world of terror and excitement... challenging the vast unknown in man's most perilous undertaking! See more »

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14 January 1954 (USA)  »

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150 milhas acima da Terra  »

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Trivia

This is the second of three films in producer Ivan Tors' "OSI" series. The scientists are taken to the "Snake Mountain Proving Grounds, operated by the Office of Scientific Investigation," according to Dr. Dryden. Dr. Stanton's desk nameplate indicates he is "Chief of Investigations." See more »

Goofs

The scene in which the astronaut is expelled from his spaceship and instantly turns into a skeleton is scientifically incorrect. The vacuum of outer space would instantly kill not only a human being, but also the microorganisms within the human body that cause it to decay after death. Therefore, a victim of this type of accident would look exactly as he did in life and be preserved indefinitely. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jerry Lockwood: [to Susan Manners] I've only got 20-20 vision for you.
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Riders to the Stars
Music by Harry Sukman
Lyrics by Leon Pober
Vocalist: Kitty White
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A moderately interesting space program film with only adequate special effects
25 July 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Considering that the film was made in 1954, I will cut it some slack when it comes to the special effects--though the outer space shots late in the film were pretty lame (I loved how the ships wobbled). However, even with crude special effects, this is an interesting and important sci-fi film because it has to do with the 1950s views of what the first space flights would be like as well as how they would recruit people to this program. Not knowing about the later formation of NASA and how they recruited pilots from the various branches of the military, the film takes a very different view of how people were brought into this ultra-top secret program--and I found this and the selection methods for the program to be very interesting--wrong, but interesting. Also, fortunately, the space travel was not nearly as rough or dangerous as the film portrayed it--otherwise practically none of our manned space flights would have succeeded! Still, it's a nice sci-fi--and nice to see that, for once, there are no bug-eyed aliens! Well worth seeing for sci-fi fans and lovers of history--though some kids will no doubt laugh at much of the film.


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