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From the time this movie was conceived, it was reportedly only eight weeks later that the completed movie was playing in theatres. See more »
When Susan Cabot enters the "solar energy room," she opens the door from her right-hand side. When Richard Devon follows her in, he opens the door from his left-hand side. See more »
Sigma calling, Sigma calling. U.N. Satellite Control, do you read me? Do you read me?
U.N.S.C. calling Sigma. We read you, Sigma. We read you.
We are passing through Andromedae at the speed of light. We've made it. The whole universe is our new frontier.
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An entertaining sci-fi potboiler with fine acting.
In October, 1957, the Soviet Union surprised everyone with the first successful launch and orbit of a spacecraft, a satellite dubbed "Sputnik". That name and the term "satellite" was on front pages of every newspaper in America.
"War of the Satellites" was produced by Roger Corman because he knew he could get a deal (funding) from his distributor by promising a film with the then hot buzz-word, "satellite", on the marquee. His plan worked and the film was rushed together. By then, Corman had a number of capable people he could count on to pull it off. Discount the war-surplus and junkyard props and and the hardly scientific premise and "War of the Satellites" turns out to be fun and a rather credible popcorn epic. It was released on a double bill and the title brought in the expected crowd.
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