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Zontar: The Thing from Venus (1966)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | TV Movie
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 ...
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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 Keith confronts Curt in the lab, they are seen behind a glass window; when the camera angle reverses, the window is gone. 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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Delightfully Awful
1 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I guess when John Agar came to Hollywood, they thought he was going to be the next Cary Grant. So what does he end up doing: cheap monster movies. He was adequate as the doctor in "Tarantula." In this one, he must be embarrassed. He is so stiff and must act opposite dreadful people. The mad scientist who makes contact with Zontar is about as emotive and unappealing as one can get. His wife is even worse. Don't try to think about the believability of all this because it absolutely defies even the most primitive logic. Who are these people and why are they so important? How do you get Venus on an old time radio? They even refer to it as a "set." Zontar is, himself, just an ugly bat guy. Of course, fortunately, the scientist just happens to own a "ruby plutonium laser gun" which is the one thing that can kill Zontar. If he's that nutty about the good intentions of the alien, why does he have this? Did he build it? Don't ask. I did love the arguments between the guy and his wife, but that's because it's the most dreadful acting one has ever seen.


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