CHAPTER TITLES: - 1. Sabotage; - 2. Lost in Space; - 3. The Men With Six Fingers; - 4. The Thing in the Crater; - 5. Prisoners of Venus; - 6. The Killer Virus; - 7. Kill on Sight; - 8. Attack. See more »
This was an eight-part childrens serial, made by the Childrens Film Foundation in England. They made films specifically for Saturday Morning Cinema Clubs in the 50's,60's and 70's. As a result these films rarely turn up on t.v or video and sadly, remain mostly forgotten except by those who attended. This particular offering tells of two children who's father has built a rocket. Escaping from some sinister Men in Black (Complete with ray guns), they blast off into space only to land on Venus. From a rather neat first few episodes it becomes a bit of a tedious run around concerning the "Flash Gordon" style Venusians. The special effects are low-budget, but as good as any 50's B movie. The story is very simplistic, and with episode titles like "Lost in Space," and "The Thing in the Crater",it has enough charm to satisfy the nostalgics,
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