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Assignment: Outer Space (1960)
"Space Men" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  13 December 1961 (USA)
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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 ... 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 ...
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David Maran ...
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José Néstor ...
Venus Commander (as Jose Nestor)
Anita Todesco ...
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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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Now I Know What Eternity Is Like!
24 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, too, got this in a collection. As my son and I watched it, we thought it would never end. The slow talking, slow moving presentation. The overt seriousness of everything. The long dull explanations and speech making. It just never ends. Not to mention, "Why is it exactly that Earth is going to be destroyed?" I guess we just need to take their word for it. The acting is so stiff. The reporter guy is such a loose cannon. He has his own agenda. He is given way too much responsibility for a guy there just to report the facts. Then there is the romance. The captain has virtually no personality, yet is admired by the token woman on the flight. When things don't work, we don't know why exactly. We don't really know why throwing things at a power source is enough to disrupt the force field or whatever. It's just so inane.


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