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Gog (1954)

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

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Egan ...
Dr. David Sheppard
Constance Dowling ...
Joanna Merritt
Herbert Marshall ...
Dr. Van Ness
...
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
...
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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built to serve man... it could think think a thousand times faster! move a thousand times faster! kill a thousand times faster ...Then suddenly it became a Frankenstein of steel! 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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William Schallert was paid $250 for two days' work. See more »

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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 »

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Maj. Howard: Get out of here, all of you. At this intensity, sound can kill.
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Ivan Tors put the "Science" in Science Fiction
6 March 2005 | by (California, usa) – See all my reviews

In my opinion this is one of the best films made by Ivan Tors. Tors created "Science Fiction Theater" for TV and made several SciFi films (like The Magnetic Monster) before this genre was really popular. He brought real science to the screen in plots that may seem dated today but afterall, it was 1954. In GOG, Tors brings in then brand new inventions such as jets, computers, robots, high frequency sound, cryogenics, sunlight as a weapon, electronic surveillance, atomic power and even man-made satellites (which would not become reality for 3 more years). To an audience unfamiliar with such things, it was exiting and scary. Especially scary when you were made to think such super weapons were under the control of a foreign power. The Korean War had just ended and the USSR was making aggressive comments about atomic war with us. This movie gave me nightmares for quite awhile.

-BullMoose


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