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War of the Satellites (1958)

An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dave Boyer
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Sybil Carrington
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Dr. Pol Van Ponder
Eric Sinclair ...
Dr. Howard Lazar
Michael Fox ...
Jason ibn Akad
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Cole Hotchkiss
Jered Barclay ...
John Compo (as Jerry Barclay)
John Brinkley ...
Crew Member
Tony Miller
Bruno VeSota ...
Mr. LeMoine
Jay Sayer ...
Jay
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Mitzi
Roy Gordon ...
The President
Beach Dickerson ...
Crewman with Gun
Jim Knight ...
(as James Knight)
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Storyline

An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.

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18 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Guerra de satélites  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The control panel with many toggle switches used by the ground controller and the spacecraft flight crew is the automatic pilot from a WWII B-17 bomber. See more »

Goofs

Most of the action seems to take place in New York, the home of the United Nations (and also based in views of the car license plates). But whenever a newspaper is flashed on the screen, it is always based in either Los Angeles or San Francisco. Further, all satellite launches in the 1950s were from Cape Canaveral in Florida. See more »

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Dr. Pol Van Ponder: I have no desire to harm you. Our necessity governs action. The warning from outer space was valid. It came from a superior intelligence. An intelligence able to transform energy into matter, and back again. You once told me I was not human. You were correct. I am above the human. A transformation which can be yours. This satellite will never return to Earth. Its disintegration upon contact with the energy barrier will end Project Sigma, and all similar projects to come. The creatures of your ...
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A great "bad" film!
4 August 2005 | by (Alpha Centauri) – See all my reviews

I believe that I read somewhere that Roger Corman made this film in 4 days. I first saw it on a late Friday night weekly bad movie show from Channel 8 in Cleveland, Ohio, hosted by Ernie Andersen under the moniker "Ghoulardi". You can look him up on IMDb. He had great fun at the expense of this film which he selected as the all-time worst sci-fi film ever shown on his show. He would insert himself into the film and "interact" with the characters and turn the film into an hilarious romp. After commercial breaks, all sorts of hilarious hijinks would ensue that made it worthwhile to stay up late. I found this film on Ebay on DVD and have enjoyed it immensely. Find a copy and view it - you won't be sorry!


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