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Assignment: Outer Space (1960)

Space Men (original title)
Unrated | | Sci-Fi | 13 December 1961 (USA)
In the 21st century Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station commander, who ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Rik Van Nutter ...
Ray Peterson (IZ41) (as Rik Von Nutter)
Gabriella Farinon ...
Lucy (Y13) (as Gaby Farinon)
David Montresor ...
George the Commander
Archie Savage ...
Al (X15)
Alain Dijon ...
Archie (Y16)
Franco Fantasia ...
Sullivan (as Frank Fantasia)
Joe Pollini ...
King 116
David Maran ...
Davis
José Néstor ...
Venus Commander (as Jose Nestor)
Anita Todesco ...
Venus Control
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In the 21st century Ray Peterson, reporter for the Interplanetary News, is assigned to write a story aboard a space station. Tension mounts between Peterson and the station commander, who believes he is in the way, but has orders to leave him alone. Errant spaceship Alpha Two enters the solar system and its photon generators are radiating enough heat to destroy Earth as it approaches. It falls to Peterson to try to figure out a way to enter the spaceship, disarm the generators, and escape before suffocating. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Released to theaters in the USA on a triple bill with the East German film First Spaceship on Venus (1960) and the Japanese film The Mysterians (1957). See more »

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I spent 30 years trying to find this flick again!
12 March 2004 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

I saw it on a Saturday matinee double feature sometime in the '60s. And then completely forgot the name of it. The one thing I remembered was the spaceship with the dead crew and the deadly forcefield that destroyed any ship remotely near it. Which of course was not enough to base a search on.

And it didn't help that I thought Ed Platt played a role in it, as the spaceman who dies trying to stop the deathship.

I lucked out when I bought a $5 DVD of it on a lark and, lo and behold, it was the film I'd been looking for!

Anyway, if you want to see a great example of a scifi space flick prior to 2001, give this a try.


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