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King Dinosaur (1955)

A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Blasting off to a newly discovered planet called Nova, which moved into our solar system, four explorers behold a fantastic adventure. The mysterious new planet has similar characteristics of Earth, except it is home to terrifying monsters like giant snakes, giant ants, mutated alligators, and most terrifying of all, King Dinosaur, a strange lizard-like being that is a fatal threat to the explorers. Can these people survive this planet and escape? Written by Henry J. V. B-movie collector

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Marvin Miller, who narrates this film, was the voice of Robby The Robot in Forbidden Planet. See more »

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When the crew is escaping in the rubber raft, you can see that the girls rowing at the back of the raft, are switched from one side of the boat to the other as the scenes flip from close-up to full view. See more »

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Narrator: On April 23rd, the word to start comes from Washington. Underneathly, our finest research laboratories change over to this all important project, the building of a passenger carrying rocketship. Every security measure is taken. Test upon test must be made to develop, improve, create, evolve.
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featuring Little Joe--The Honey Bear See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) See more »

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Bert I Gordon, Before He Reached His Pinnacle
17 April 2001 | by (South Salem NY) – See all my reviews

Yes, it really is THAT bad. Armadillos and stock footage standing in as dinosaurs, V2 launch films run in reverse to depict a landing, nuking the new planet to save it... well, I could go on.

Godon's later films, expecially the "Amazing Colossal" movies, provide great guilty pleasures. King Dinosaur, however, can't even provide that. And I had to watch it five times to be certain. It's interesting mainly for what it said about the movie-going public of 1954.

COULD BE ON THE 100 WORST LIST.


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