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Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)
"Fire Maidens from Outer Space" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  6 September 1956 (USA)
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A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group's story, as well as the moon's dangers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Dexter ...
Luther Blair
Susan Shaw ...
Hestia
Paul Carpenter ...
Capt. Larson
Jacqueline Curtis ...
Duessa
Harry Fowler ...
Sydney Stanhope
Sydney Tafler ...
Dr. Higgins
Rodney Diak ...
Anderson
Maya Koumani ...
Fire Maiden
Owen Berry ...
Prasus
Richard Walter ...
The Monster
Norma Arnould ...
Fire Maiden
Jan Holden ...
Fire Maiden
Sylvia Burrows ...
Fire Maiden
Shane Cordell ...
Fire Maiden (as Eunice Jebbett)
Ann Elsden ...
Fire Maiden
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Storyline

After landing on the 13th moon of Jupiter, the men from Earth debark from their ship to find a forested area containing the last remnant of lost Atlantis: an old man named Prossus, a bevy of nubile young women eager for husbands, and -- The Creature. "The beast with the head of a man," laments Prossus. "It must be destroyed -- yet it is indestructible!" Written by Christopher P. Winter <cpwinter@ix.netcom.com>

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ROCKET-MEN'S SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY IN OUTER SPACE! World of Women seeking male partners to carry on race! See more »

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6 September 1956 (USA)  »

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Fire Maidens of Outer Space  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This 1956 release take place on the 13th moon of Jupiter. The 13th moon of Jupiter was not discovered until almost two decades later, in 1974. See more »

Goofs

Whenever the all-controlling twin-lever guidance device is used, it clearly moves revealing it to be unattached to the flight panel. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) See more »

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Grand Vista
Music by Trevor Duncan
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Makes Plan 9 Look Like an Epic???
31 January 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Somebody else mentioned the shocking level of product placement for Longines watches (and we thought that placement was new in the movie "2001"). What nobody else here has touched on is that dreadful loooooonnnnngggg scene in the observatory in England near the start of the movie where the secretary spends about 20 minutes (well, almost) just walking down the long stairs to bring a report to the chief astronomer, and then spends almost as long going back up (including opening and shutting the safety gate on the stairs...) Yes, truly a movie in which the concept of editing was only a slogan!

The rest of the comments above by previous commentators say it all, but I must point out that in the early days of analogue ship controls, all piloting functions appear to be digital, carried out by switching the positions of just two levers (in binary sequence?) to do everything - take off, land, dodge meteors, change course, etc... Even better, when the crew report in after quite a long flight, we cut back to the control centre on Earth, and yes, nobody has moved from their pre-launch positions! (Were their shoes nailed to the floor?)

In Britain, we don't get to see MST3K, so I watched this as a late-night stinker, and loved it. I shared the movie with friends on tape, and still feel that it's amongst the funniest B movies I have ever seen, right down there with Plan 9, and without the excuse that it was made by Ed Wood Jr!


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