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
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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 »
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 »
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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