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Gog (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Romance | June 1954 (USA)
A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

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Cast

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Dr. David Sheppard
Constance Dowling ...
Joanna Merritt
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Dr. Van Ness
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Dr. Zeitman
Philip Van Zandt ...
Dr. Pierre Elzevir
Valerie Vernon ...
Mme. Elzevir
Stephen Roberts ...
Maj. Howard (as Steve Roberts)
Byron Kane ...
Dr. Carter
David Alpert ...
Dr. Peter Burden
Michael Fox ...
Dr. Hubertus
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Engle
Marian Richman ...
Helen
Jean Dean ...
Marna Roberts (as Jeanne Dean)
Tom Daly ...
Senator
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Storyline

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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE CREATURE OF TOMORROW! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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June 1954 (USA)  »

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Space Station USA  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(as Color Corp. of America)| (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Pepe, the subject of the experiment at the opening, is a New World monkey, a capucin, genus Cebus. New World monkeys have prehensile tails and Pepe wraps his tail around his caretaker's forearm. See more »

Goofs

200 milliroentgens is not anywhere near lethal. For that you would need an exposure of 500 roentgens (about 2500x the dose) for 5 hours. Further, they state earlier that the contamination is alpha particles which generally cannot be lethal unless ingested. See more »

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Dr. Van Ness: Can you hold off the robots until we get there?
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"Gog" scared the hell out of me when I was 8.
11 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Gog" sure scared the hell out of all of us "Saturday-matinee" habituees in '54. The sound, the monkey experiment, the levels below ground, the radiated plant, the desert mirror scene, and of course, the two flame-throwing robots, Gog and Magog. Ivan Tors (of TV's Science Fiction Theater) did a damned good job in keeping us kids on the edge of our seats. Have a faded bootleg copy. Sure wish that the current copyright owners would issue a restored copy on VHS in the near future.


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