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Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966)

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A young scientist who helps a lone alien from Venus, finds out it wants to destroy man.

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Dr. Curt Taylor
Susan Bjurman ...
Anne Taylor
Tony Huston ...
Keith Ritchie (as Anthony Houston)
Pat Delaney ...
Martha Ritchie (as Patricia De Laney)
Neil Fletcher ...
Gen. Matt Young
Warren Hammack ...
John - Rocket Scientist at Zone 6
Colleen Carr ...
Louise - Zone 6
Jeff Alexander ...
Rocket Scientist at Zone 6
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Sheriff Brad Crenshaw
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Sgt. Magalari
Jonathan Ledford ...
Zone 6 Gate Guard
George Edgley ...
Mr. Ledford - Newspaper Editor (as George Edglley)
Carol Gilley ...
Alice - Zone 6 Clerk
Bertha Holmes ...
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A misguided scientist enables an alien from Venus named Zontar to come to earth in order to help solve man's problems. However, Zontar has other ideas, like disabling the power supply of the entire world and taking possession of important officials with mind control devices. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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From another planet... sent to enslave mankind!

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Earliest TV showings December 1967. See more »

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When they are trying to bring the satellite down it is approaching the moon, not the Earth. See more »

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Keith Ritchie: He knows exactly what he wants and he's about to make a move to get it. And although his name is untranslatable to any Earth language, it would sound something like Zontar.
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Remake of It Conquered the World (1956) See more »

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scientist tries to get a handle on the invasive Zontar
11 July 2004 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

The best part of the movie is knowing it was filmed in Dallas in 1966. Actually, the exterior shots of the scientist's headquarters were filmed at my childhood home in Dallas -- it was quite contemporary for its time. One Sunday morning the producers knocked on the door wanting to use our home, we consented, and 2 days of muddy footprints and dirty coffee mugs later, the actors and filmmakers left. We enjoy watching the familiar scenes shot at White Rock Creek and Casa Linda Shopping Center -- particularly the mass chaos scenes of a running mob. Not a great plot and especially bad props -- Zontar looks like a black plastic bag stuck on a wire that flaps in the air.


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