A security agent investigates sabotage and murder at a secret underground laboratory, home of two experimental robots.

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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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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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Director Herbert L. Strock had very poor vision in one eye and consequently was unable to properly gauge how the 3-D effects were, and had to rely on others to tell him. Coincidentially, André De Toth, who directed House of Wax (1953), arguably the most famous 3-D film, only had one eye and could not see the 3-D effects at all. See more »

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The location of the base is supposed to be so secret that even the pilots bringing people to it don't know exactly where it is; the computer guides the helicopter in the last leg of the journey. But there is a Coca-Cola machine on the base. Who refills it and collects the money? See more »

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David Sheppard: [to Joanna who is in a hospital bed] The doctor says it isn't serious, just a little too much radiation.
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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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