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The Human Duplicators (1965)

An alien is dispatched from a faraway galaxy to take over the Earth by "duplicating" humans and creating a race of zombies resembling animated pottery in this low-budget sci-fi film. Enjoy ... See full summary »

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Glenn Martin
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Gale Wilson
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Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer
Dolores Faith ...
Lisa Dornheimer
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Austin Welles
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Lt. Shaw, National Intelligence
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Dr. Kolos
John Indrisano ...
Thor, the butler
Ted Durant ...
The Galaxy Being
Alean 'Bambi' Hamilton ...
Brunette Lab Asst.
Tommy Leonetti ...
White Reporter
Lonnie Sattin
Mel Ruick ...
(as Melville Ruick)
Walter Maslow
Larry Barton
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An alien is dispatched from a faraway galaxy to take over the Earth by "duplicating" humans and creating a race of zombies resembling animated pottery in this low-budget sci-fi film. Enjoy the opening and closing shots of the alien spacecraft resembling a Christmas tree bauble dancing in space, the faces of the "duplicated" humans shattering like a cheap vase when thrown to the floor, and the formative "duplicates" as they are cooked up in the lab in individual coffins. The alien's heart is softened by the persevering goodness of a beautiful blind woman, deeply conflicting his motives as the film plods to its "climactic" confrontation between the humans and their counterfeit duplicates. Written by Stephen J Neilson <sneilson@ix.netcom.com>

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Made to Kill or Love on Command!

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3 March 1965 (USA)  »

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Jaws of the Alien  »

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$140,000 (estimated)
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Final film of Hugh Beaumont. See more »

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I think I get why some people enjoy this
1 January 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Human Duplicators stars Richard Kiel as Dr. Kolos, an alien sent to prepare the Earth for invasion. His mission is to contact Prof. Vaughn Dornheimer, Earth's leading scientist in regards to cloning, and use Dornheimer to aid in creating a colony of clones (androids) on Earth.

It doesn't take long for Kolos to locate Dornheimer and start producing clones. However, not everything goes as intended, and an investigation by an agency into investigating stolen parts and the death of a scientist related to Dornheimer's research. Also Dr. Dornheimer's lovely but pesky niece weighs more and more heavily on Kolos as the story develops.

Now on to why I think many people enjoy this film. Personally I find it reminds me of the original Star Trek series. As fan a fan of Star Trek TOS, I'm not blind to stiff acting, mediocre sets, and goofy special effects. But it's part of the charm of Star Trek, these things are less important than the story telling and dreams that TOS represented. This film, although not related to Star Trek, manages to capture a bit of the same charm for the same reasons.


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