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Killers from Space (1954)

Passed  -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  23 January 1954 (USA)
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A scientist is monitoring atomic tests.

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Complete credited cast:
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James Seay ...
Col. Banks
Steve Pendleton ...
Briggs
Frank Gerstle ...
Dr. Curt Kruger (as Frank Gerstel)
John Frederick ...
Denab / The Tala (as John Merrick)
Barbara Bestar ...
Ellen Martin
Shepard Menken ...
Maj. Clift (as Shep Menken)
Jack Daly ...
Power House Guard
Ron Gans ...
Sentry - Sgt. Powers (as Ron Kennedy)
Ben Welden ...
Pilot - Tar Baby 2
Burt Wenland ...
Sgt. Bandero
Lester Dorr ...
Station Attendant
Robert Roark ...
Guard
Ruth Bennett ...
Secretary - Miss Vincent
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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Asesinos del espacio  »

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At approx 38:08 an alien is taking measurements and you hear him saying something. It was "The readings are...25,26 to the right...27,28,29 to the left...30,31 up...32,33 down." played in reverse. See more »

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The nuclear explosion at the end of the film is stock footage of an atom bomb test conducted in the Pacific a few years earlier (which turns up in many science fiction movies of the 50s), and you can clearly see the ocean and the fleet of ships blown up as part of the test through the window overlooking what is supposed to be the Nevada desert. See more »

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Dr. Douglas Martin: Those eyes! Those HORRIBLE eyes!
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Did everyone miss the comparison to aliens reported today?
27 March 2004 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

I didn't think it was that bad of a movie. It has more drama, and mystery and not as much horror than I expected. The story does move a little slow but it did keep my attention. The so called special effects can fairly be called poor. A lot of attention by reviewers has been given to the aliens big eyes. The aliens did look pretty strange and almost laughable but did everyone miss the comparison there is to the big eyes of the so called "grays" that are supposedly being seen by people today. How about the abductees that talk about being probed and operated on by aliens today? This movie did have aliens with bulging eyes doing an operation on a human in 1954. I have trouble calling this a good movie, but I cannot really call it a bad movie either. I think it's worth watching. Don't expect too much, and view it objectively. You might like it.


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