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 »
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
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Richard Kiel, best known as iron-toothed tall 'jaws' from James Bond 007, has a star turn as Dr. Kolos, an alien sent to earth to replace human beings with robots, the first targets scientists and military leaders that will be used to commit sabotage for the aliens to take control of the planet. It's fun to watch a transporter at work five years before Star Trek was ever filmed and to see Kiel romance his weakness (Dolores Faith) who persuades him to abandon his mission. George Nader (Not Ralph, like one reviewer said) plays the top agent assigned to investigate Kolo's diabolical scheme. Hugh Beaumont plays his boss in a rather humorous Leave it to Beaver style, and a character actress plays his whiny blonde gal friend, the voice familiar in dozens of films. But they don't subtract from the excitement generated by Kiel at the scientist's mansion.
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