Scientists working on induced hibernation for space travel are killed, apparently by machines acting independently. Security agent Sheppard arrives at the secret underground space research base to investigate possible sabotage. He finds that the whole base is coordinated by supercomputer NOVAC and its robots Gog and Magog; and a strange aircraft is detected high overhead. Written by
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The Hoover Dam's turbines were photographed on glass to provide projected backgrounds to some of the lab scenes. See more »
Dr. Peter Burton, dressed in a radiation suit, tells Dr. Sheppard and Joanna Merritt to stay back as he enters a radioactive hot zone in the chemistry lab, but Sheppard and Merritt follow him in anyway. When Peter carries out a dead scientist - dead from radiation poisoning - Sheppard and Merritt stay behind with a Geiger counter to seek out the radiation source, neither wearing protective gear. Peter soon returns with Dr. Van Ness. Peter discovers and secures a deadly radioactive isotope, but Peter is still the only one wearing a protective suit. The others stand about three to four feet away, watching quietly as Peter's actions expose them to lethal levels of radiation. See more »
Just picked it up on DVD. This is one of a very few movies that stuck with me from my childhood. Scared the crap out of me when I was 7 years old. Great flick...even now. Part of my childhood is remembered in black and white...from all those B grade science fiction and monster movies I saw on TV and in the theaters. Growing up in NYC, I would be able to catch some of them five to six times a week on Million Dollar Movie...every night at 8 PM and twice on Saturday afternoon. The movie title comes from the bible (Ezekiel 38) and has an end-of-the-world connotation. This flick is a must see for all of us who grew up in the 50'. The other movie that effected me was Spaceship XM-7 (Blood Rust). Gog was especially awesome for its interesting robots, Gog and Magog. They were short and rolled around on hidden wheel. Se this flick...it is a part of American history.
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