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Killers from Space (1954)

Passed | | Mystery, Sci-Fi | 23 January 1954 (USA)
An atomic scientist claims he was abducted by aliens after being injured in a plane crash.

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Briggs
Frank Gerstle ...
Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
John Frederick ...
Deneb / The Tala (as John Merrick)
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Ellen Martin
Shepard Menken ...
Maj. Clift (as Shep Menken)
Jack Daly ...
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Ron Gans ...
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Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland ...
Sgt. Bandero
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Robert Roark ...
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Ruth Bennett ...
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Mark Scott ...
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Atomic scientist/pilot Doug Martin is missing after his plane crashes on an reconnaissance mission after a nuclear test. Miraculously appearing unhurt at the base later, he is given sodium amethol, but authorities are skeptical of his story that he was captured by aliens determined to conquer the Earth with giant monsters and insects. Martin vows to use existing technology to destroy them. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Contrary to the usual practice in the 1950s, the credits appear at the end rather than at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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When the alien scientist is showing Dr. Martin their energy storage system, he says they've stored "several trillion electron volts (eV)" of energy. While an eV is a unit of energy, it is a very small one. One trillion eV would be enough energy to power a 100 Watt lightbulb for slightly over one million-millionth of a second (1.6 pSec to be more precise). Dr. Martin (as a nuclear scientist) would have known this was a small amount of energy, so it can't be put off as the alien misusing unfamiliar terms. See more »

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Briggs, FBI: Did you ever stop to think that perhaps this Dr. Martin isn't really THE Dr. Martin?
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So Stupid, Yet So Advanced
17 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Pretty bad. The premise is the test pilot, Peter Graves, is saved by a group of creatures from Astron Delta after a certain fatal crash. He acts irrationally after finding his way back to the base. The aliens look like a

hybrid of Marty Feldman and Eddy Cantor. They are on earth, setting up an environment for their doomed species. Graves has been brainwashed and sent on his way to bring secrets back to the aliens. If it weren't so dull, it would be genuinely funny. There is a scene where Graves runs through a series of tunnels for 10 minutes, getting nowhere. No one believes him when he tells the truth under sodium pentathol. For some reason these creatures have felt the need to tell their emissary every secret of their existence. This is a fatal flaw which inevitably gets so many villains in trouble. Pretty silly all the way around.


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